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World History: August 21

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.