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Kapi'olani Park Association organized.

Government passes an "Act for the Protection and Preservation of Woods and Forests" which includes watershed preservation.

"Hawai'i Pono'i" declared Hawaii's national anthem.

New Reciprocity Treaty with the United States ratified by the Senate; the treaty guarantees American markets for Hawaiian sugar.

American cargo aboard the Cyane is the first to enter Honolulu under the Reciprocity Treaty.

Hawaiian canned pineapples shown at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.

Claus Spreckels - future king of sugar - first arrives in the Islands. Read More.

$1,812,000 worth of imports arrives in Hawai'i; exports total $2,181,000.

S.T. Alexander and H.P. Baldwin begin construction of the Hamakua-Haiku ditch to irrigate Maui sugar lands.

Among thousands of Chinese laborers arriving in the Islands, a group of 28 baptized Christians including five women call on Rev. Samuel C. Damon, the minister of Bethel Church. Damon accepts their certificates of baptism and Bethel Church establishes a small English night school to help the immigrants adjust to their new life.

Missionary community marks the passing of the last of the pioneers, Mrs. L.G. Thurston; she dies in Honolulu at age 81.

Stephen Alencastre, future Bishop of the See of Arabissus and Vicar Apostolic of the Islands, is born.

Telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell.

Edison produces the first phonograph.

Battle of Little Bighorn sees U.S. Army defeated and General George Custer killed.

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