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ADMITTED TO THE UNION ON THIS DAY

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Today is not not only Valentine’s Day, it also marks Oregon’s
birthday! The Beaver State turns 163 years old today!

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THE 50th STATE ADDED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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The modern United States receives its crowning star when President
Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the
Union as the 50th state (above). The president also issued an order
for an American flag featuring 50 stars arranged in staggered rows:
five six-star rows and four five-star rows. The new U.S. flag became
official July 4, 1960.

 

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THE U.S. GOT IT’S 28th ON THIS DAY IN 1845

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Six months after the congress of the Republic of Texas accepted
the United States annexation of the territory, Texas was admitted
into the U.S. as the 28th state.


The Annexation of Texas to the Union, by Donald M. Yena, 1986.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1959

Hawaii becomes the 50th state... - RareNewspapers.com

Eisenhower Proclaims Hawaii the 50th state - HISTORY
President Eisenhower signs the official proclamation admitting
Hawaii into the Union.

 

The modern United States receives its crowning star when President
Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the
Union as the 50th state. The president also issued an order for an
American flag featuring 50 stars arranged in staggered rows: five six-
star rows and four five-star rows. The new flag became official July 4,
1960.

The first known settlers of the Hawaiian Islands were Polynesian
voyagers who arrived sometime in the eighth century. In the early
18th century, American traders came to Hawaii to exploit the islands’
sandalwood, which was much valued in China at the time. In the
1830s, the sugar industry was introduced to Hawaii and by the mid
19th century had become well established. American missionaries
and planters brought about great changes in Hawaiian political,
cultural, economic, and religious life. In 1840, a constitutional
monarchy was established, stripping the Hawaiian monarch of
much of his authority.

 

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ADMITTED TO THE UNION ON THIS DAY IN 1859

Flag of Oregon

Official seal of Oregon

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEAVER STATE!


Mount Hood is the highest peak in Oregon.

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