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Hawaii hits 6-0 as a state without fanfare


    Chester Kahapea selling newspapers declaring Hawaii’s statehood.


    People celebrated statehood at Iolani Palace on March 18, 1959, the day the Act to Provide for the Admission of the State of Hawaii was signed by President Dwight Eisenhower.


    Kids celebrate Admission Day on the side of the road in front of Iolani Palace.

State and local government offices are closed today, and that’s about the only way the 60th anniversary of Hawaii becoming a state will be formally celebrated. Read more

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