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Today in history: Hawaii becomes a state
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President Dwight Eisenhower shows off the new 50-star flag at the White House on Aug. 21, 1959.
President Dwight Eisenhower shows off the new 50-star flag at the White House on Aug. 21, 1959. Bettmann/CORBIS

Aug. 21, 1959: Mahalo: President Eisenhower signed a bill making Hawaii the 50th state.

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