Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the United States, but it can be argued that in some ways it was actually the 47th state. Why is this?

Answer: While Ohio applied for statehood in 1803, the US Congress had never formally admitted it as a state. This was not rectified until August 7, 1953, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a resolution defining Ohio as the 17th state.

Source: What do you know about the United States by Rapha Holding

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