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California Admission Day

California Admission Day
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Observed byCalifornia, United States
DateSeptember 9
Next timeSeptember 9, 2020 (2020-09-09)

California Admission Day is a legal holiday in the state of California in the United States. It is celebrated as a day of observance annually on September 9 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1850 admission of California into the Union as the thirty-first state.

California was admitted to the Union as part of the Compromise of 1850 as a free state after being ceded to the United States by Mexico at the end of the Mexican–American War in 1848. California directly became a state, it was never required to spend a period of time as a territory.

See also

External links

  • "Governor Schwarzenegger Proclaims September 9 "Admission Day"" (PDF).
  • "California Admission Day September 9, 1850".
  • "California Legal Holidays Laws".