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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Alaska attains statehood
JURIST Staff at 12:01 AM ET

On January 3, 1959, Alaska became America's forty-ninth state.



Read the Alaskan Statehood Act, which was passed by Congress and signed by then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower during the preceding year.
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