The Quiz: What year did Hawaii become a US state?
Hawaii became the 50th US state on August 21, 1959, after 61 years as a US territory. Until 1893, Hawaii was a sovereign kingdom, last ruled by Queen Lili’uokalani. American and European business leaders led a successful coup of the queen in 1893 and created the Republic of Hawaii. Five years later, the US annexed Hawaii.
The correct answer to this quiz is 1959.