World Events

Posted in 1959

  • Alaska, 49th state of USAThe Russian spacecraft Lunik III reaches and takes photographs of the far side of the moon.
  • Uprising in Tibet against China is crushed; the Dalai Lama flees to India.
  • Dictator Fidel Castro takes power through armed revolution in Cuba and forces General Batista into exile. Castro institutes agrarian reforms.
  • Alaska is proclaimed the 49th state and Hawaii becomes the 50th state of the United States of America.

Hawaii, 50th state of USA