Saturday, February 7, 2009
The State of Hawaii
On August 21, 1959, after 61 years of territorial status and following a currently contested plebiscite in which 90% of islanders voted for statehood, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States of America, with Honolulu as its capital. Today, Honolulu is home to people from throughout the Pacific with no ethnic majority. It’s also the state’s center of business, culture and politics, in addition to being one of the world's prime tourist destinations.