We’re not gonna sit here and pretend to know the entire history of Hawaii. It seriously gives us a headache reading through all the back and forth. We do know this, at some point in 1898, they were formally annexed to the United States and we’re pretty sure it was August 12th. At least, the New York Times thinks so. It didn’t become a state until August 21st, 1959. To celebrate “the newest state”, we’ve annexed this photo gallery of gorgeous Hawaiian chicks that is guaranteed to get you lei’d at the next luau. Check it out below.