What year did Hawaii become a US state?

[5-1-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: What year did Hawaii become a US state?

The given options are:

  • 1938
  • 1950
  • 1959

Correct Answer: 1959

Info: 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.

All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

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