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Catholic missionaries return to Hawai'i for the first time since their expulsion. Read More.

Tidal wave hits Hilo, killing 14 people.

Mr. Dudoit, owner of the Clementine, hauls down her flag and surrenders the vessel to the Hawaiian government under protest.

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The streets of central Honolulu, as now existing, are laid out.

Kamehameha III marries Kalama Hakaleleponikapakuhaili.

In Wailuku, a girls' boarding school is opened to educate suitable women to be wives of the Hawaiian graduates of Lahainaluna.

Earliest official record of windmills in Hawai'i.

$350,000 worth of goods arrive in the Islands.

Dr. Thomas Charles Byde Rooke intiates the recording of regular weather records in Honolulu, tracking barometric pressures, temperatures, wind directions, and rainfall. His records are published in The Honolulu Spectator.

First real hospital, the Hospital for American Seamen, established in rented quarters in Waikiki.

James Jackson Jarves, the first to write a history of Hawai'i in English, arrives in the Islands for the first of many stays.

Queen Victoria ascends to the throne of England.

Charles Dickens publishes Oliver Twist.

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