As I've been doing the jig celebrating Arizona's anniversary all week (February 14th, 1912 in case you didn't see the post a couple days ago), I have been astonished to learn that hardly anyone knows it was Arizona's anniversary this week.
So I assume from this that only history nuts like me who are passionate about their state pay attention to such things. Now Arizona's is the ONLY state I know this info on. I can at least tell you that California achieved statehood in 1850, but not the exact date. I can tell you Delaware was the first state but not the exact date. But Arizona's anniversary is engraved in my mind. I can't remember my family members exact birthdates (and if you don't believe me, ask them!) but I can remember Arizona's.
So what about you? Do you know your state's statehood date? Or does anyone you know?