Keesing’s: The Monthly Global News Summary

Whether you want to keep up with current events or you are looking for an historical perspective on past developments, Keesing’s World News Archive is the database to use! Since 1931, its monthly summaries have objectively presented the world’s important political, social, and economic events in each country, for major international organizations, and within selected topics.

Coverage includes elections and changes of government; wars, treaties, appointments, and diplomacy; terrorism and issues of internal security; legislation, budgets, economic developments and international agreements; actions by the UN and other international organizations; natural disasters; environmental issues; and scientific discoveries.

Where else could you easily find the 1958 tally of federal votes for Alaska’s statehood?

Jul 1958 – Alaska becomes the 49th State of the Union.

An Administration Bill making Alaska the 49th State of the Union was signed by President Eisenhower on July 7 after it had been passed by the House of Representatives on May 28 by 208 votes to 166, and by the Senate on June 30 by 64 votes to 20. In signing the Bill, the President expressed his pleasure at the Congressional action but also his regret that no similar action had been taken to admit Hawaii to the Union.

The 208 affirmative votes in the House of Representatives comprised 117 Democrats and 91 Republicans, while the 166 opposing votes comprised 81 Democrats and 85 Republicans.

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