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 Hawaii, USA

The state of Hawaii consists of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii.

Hawaii is the most isolated population center on the face of the earth. Hawaii is 2,390 miles from California; 3,850 miles from Japan; 4,900 miles from China; and 5,280 miles from the Philippines.

Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee.

More than one-third of the world's commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawaii.
50states.com

Christmas in Hawaii: Downtown shopping centers in Hawaii display Santa's helpers as "menehunes," the legendary little people who are supposed to have been the first inhabitants of Hawaii before the Polynesians seized the islands. Palm trees are strung with decorate delights and fragrant flowers are hung in leis around the indoor Christmas tree. worldholidaytraditions.com



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  • 1778 - Captain James Cook arrives in Hawaii

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1795 - King Kamehameha I conquers most of Hawaii

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1826 - U. S. and Hawaii entered into treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm

  • 1829 - First coffee planted in Kona

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm

  • News 1836 - July 30 – The first English language newspaper is published in Hawaii.

    www.wikipedia.org
    July 30, 1836

  • 1853 - Smallpox epidemic killed over 5,000 in Hawaii

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm

  • 1872 - Day biting mosquitoes first arrived in Hawaii in 1872 as stowaways aboard a merchant ship, bringing with them new diseases such as malaria and the plague.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ hawaii.html

  • 1879 - First locomotive operated on Maui

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm

  • 1881 - Macadamia nuts introduced to Hawaii

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm

  • 1885 - First pineapples were planted in Hawaii

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm

  • 1886 - Electricity arrived in Hawaii

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm

  • 1893 - January 17 – The U.S. Marines intervene in Hawaii, resulting in overthrow of the government of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 17, 1893

  • 1895 - Hawaii
    Hawaii, hā-wi'ee, or Hawaiian Archipelago, named by Captain Cook "The Sandwich Islands," after Lord Sandwich, of the Admiralty, is situated in the...Read MORE...


  •  Hawaii, USA
    Haleiwa Hotel, Haleiwa, Hawaii
    Postcard
  •  Hawaii, USA
    Hilo Hotel, Hilo, Hawaii
    Postcard
  •  Hawaii, USA
    Street Scene, Honolulu, T. H.
    Postcard
  • 1920 - Hawaii National Park established by Act of Congress

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm

  • 1927 - No Billboards Allowed
    Hawaii’s natural beauty is an advertisement unto itself. To keep it that way, the state has officially outlawed billboards (with some exceptions) and ...Read MORE...


  • News 1935 - January 11 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 11, 1935

  • 1941 - December 7 - Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor
    Attack on Pearl Harbor: Aircraft flying from Imperial Japanese Navy carriers launch a surprise attack on the United States fleet at Pearl Harbor in...Read MORE...


  • January 24, 1956 - Thirty-eight inches of rain deluged the Kilauea Sugar Plantation of Hawaii in 24 hours, including twelve inches in just one hour.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1959 - Hawaii became 50th U. S. state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm

  • January 2, 1961 - The coldest temperature of record for the state of Hawaii was established with a reading of 14 degrees atop Haleakela Summit.

    WeatherForYou.com



Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Hawaii, USA


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Haleiwa Hotel, Haleiwa, Hawaii
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Hilo Hotel, Hilo, Hawaii
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History, News and Stories of Hawaii, USA

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  • 1778 - Captain James Cook arrives in Hawaii

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1795 - King Kamehameha I conquers most of Hawaii

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1826 - U. S. and Hawaii entered into treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm
  • 1829 - First coffee planted in Kona

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm
  • News  1836 - July 30 – The first English language newspaper is published in Hawaii.

    www.wikipedia.org
    July 30, 1836
  • 1853 - Smallpox epidemic killed over 5,000 in Hawaii

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm
  • 1872 - Day biting mosquitoes first arrived in Hawaii in 1872 as stowaways aboard a merchant ship, bringing with them new diseases such as malaria and the plague.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ hawaii.html
  • 1879 - First locomotive operated on Maui

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm
  • 1881 - Macadamia nuts introduced to Hawaii

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm
  • 1885 - First pineapples were planted in Hawaii

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm
  • 1886 - Electricity arrived in Hawaii

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm
  • 1893 - January 17 – The U.S. Marines intervene in Hawaii, resulting in overthrow of the government of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 17, 1893
  • 1895 - Hawaii
    Hawaii, hā-wi'ee, or Hawaiian Archipelago, named by Captain Cook "The Sandwich Islands," after Lord Sandwich, of the Admiralty, is situated in the... Read MORE...

  • 1920 - Hawaii National Park established by Act of Congress

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm
  • 1927 - No Billboards Allowed
    Hawaii’s natural beauty is an advertisement unto itself. To keep it that way, the state has officially outlawed billboards (with some exceptions) and ... Read MORE...

  • News  1935 - January 11 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 11, 1935
  • 1941 - December 7 - Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor
    Attack on Pearl Harbor: Aircraft flying from Imperial Japanese Navy carriers launch a surprise attack on the United States fleet at Pearl Harbor in... Read MORE...

  • January 24, 1956 - Thirty-eight inches of rain deluged the Kilauea Sugar Plantation of Hawaii in 24 hours, including twelve inches in just one hour.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1959 - Hawaii became 50th U. S. state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ hitimeln.htm
  • January 2, 1961 - The coldest temperature of record for the state of Hawaii was established with a reading of 14 degrees atop Haleakela Summit.

    WeatherForYou.com

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