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Waikiki Aquarium opens.

Honolulu's first motor car floral parade extending from 'Iolani Palace to Kapi'olani Park takes place.

First territorial forester Ralph Hosmer is hired; first forest reserves protect upper watershed areas.

Lucius Pinkham, future governor of Hawai'i, appointed president of the Board of Health.



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Volcano House at Kilauea acquired by George Lycurgus.

SS Gaelic brings first 100 workers from Korea.

Japanese laborers strike at Waialua plantation on O'ahu; 250 Korean laborers recruited from other locations to replace strikers.

$15,481,000 worth of imports arrive in the Islands; exports total $25,205,000.


U.S. Weather Bureau opens Honolulu office, with headquarters on the second floor of the Alexander Young Building and the instruments on the roof of the building's makai tower.


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The Mid-Pacific Carnival is the first of a series of celebrations and parades created to attract tourists and showcase Hawaii's multi-ethnic culture.

Group of Korean Christians rent a house on Emma at School Street and move the Korean Evangelical Society to the new location.


Russo-Japanese War begins.

Playwright Anton Chekhov dies.

Helen Keller graduates from college.

Puccini's Madama Butterfly premieres.

The first section of New York's subway opens.


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