World History: August 21
1959 Hawaii officially becomes the 50th state of the United States.
1962 McDonald’s franchisee Edwin Traisman receives the patent for the method of preparing frozen french fries.
1988 Pubs now allowed to stay open 12 hours each day (except Sunday) in the United Kingdom.
1997 The largest meat recall in US history with 25 million pounds of ground beef that could potentially contaminated with the E. Coli virus.