1959 in the United States

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1959 in the United States
Years: 1956 1957 195819591960 1961 1962

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Dwight Eisenhower, Nikita Khrushchev and their wives at a state dinner, 1959.

Events from the year 1959 in the United States. With the admittance of Alaska and Hawaii, this is the last year in which states are added to the union.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

January 3: Alaska admitted

April–June[edit]

April 9: NASA announces the Mercury Seven

July–September[edit]

August 21: Hawaii admitted as the 50th state

October–December[edit]

October 21: The Guggenheim opens

August[edit]

  • August 21st - Hawaii becomes the 50th state in the union, and the last territory to become a state.
1959: Potamkin Chevrolet, Philadelphia

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Ongoing[edit]

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