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This day in history, Hawaii became part of the U.S.

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Hawaii is the newest addition to the United States, celebrating its 60th anniversary of statehood on Aug. 21.

According to the History Channel, following the addition of the Aloha State, President Dwight D. Eisenhower requested the design of the American flag used today, featuring 50 stars in the top left corner to reflect the 50 states.

Hawaii is comprised of several volcanic islands in the central Pacific Ocean and located 2,397 miles from San Francisco, California. There are six major islands: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and the island of Hawaii. Learn more about this beautiful state here.

Kendra Parson, On 3 Public Relations

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