What year did Hawaii become a US state?

Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz: What year did Hawaii become a US state?

A 1938
B 1950
C 1959

Hawaii became the 50th US state on August 21, 1959, after 61 years as a US territory. Until 1893, Hawaii was a sovereign kingdom, last ruled by Queen Lili’uokalani. American and European business leaders led a successful coup of the queen in 1893 and created the Republic of Hawaii. Five years later, the US annexed Hawaii.

The correct answer to this quiz is 1959.

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