Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:
Newfoundland and Labrador, which joined the Confederation in 1949. Originally called Newfoundland, the Canadian constitution was amended in 2001 to effect the name change. (Nunavut is a territory, not a province.)

Today's question is:
Most Americans know that Alaska and Hawaii were the 49th and 50th states, joining the union in 1959. What was the 48th state, and when did it join?


EdD said...

It was Arizona in 1912

gbradley said...

Oklahoma, or New Mexico, or Arizona, or Utah, maybe Wyoming?
I don't know but I've wondered this before.

MAJ K said...

Arizona, in 1912

Steve USMA '85 said...

I'm guessing Oklahoma but have no idea of when it achieved statehood.