1959 in the United States

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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]

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January–March[edit]

January 3: Alaska admitted as 49th state

April–June[edit]

April 9: NASA announces the Mercury Seven

July–September[edit]

August 21: Hawaii admitted as 50th state

October–December[edit]

October 21: The Guggenheim opens
1959: Potamkin Chevrolet, Philadelphia

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