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Hawaii's earliest zoo - the Kaimuki Zoo - opens at Waialae Road and Koko Head Avenue.

Hawaii's population calculated to be 166,728.

Honolulu Improvement Club organized.

Federal government completes new building for Immigration Service offices abreast the channel wharf.

Royal School building finished and officially opens in March.

Construction of the Pauahi Wing at Queen's Hospital begins.

Kearns and Lishman construct reservoir in Kalihi to supply water to the area. Supplied by an 18-inch main from the King Street pumping station, the reservoir has a capacity of three million gallons.

Chinmok-hoi of Ewa - Friendship Society of Ewa, O'ahu - organized by Koreans Chong Myong-won, Kim Song-kwon, Yun Byong-gu, Yi Man-ch'un, Kim Kyi-sop and Kang Yong-so to promote anti-Japanese movement.

Yun Ch'i'ho, vice foreign minister of Korea, arrives in Hawai'i to investigate living conditions for Korean immigrants.


First major strike by plantation laborers protesting low wages. Led by Japanese workers, the strike fails due to lack of cooperation among different ethnic groups.

Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company begins improvements to Kahului harbor on Maui including erecting a 400-foot wharf and dredging the channel to a 30-foot depth.

$14,768,000 worth of imports arrive in Hawai'i; exports total $36,172,000.

Hanin Sisa (Korean News) begins publication supported by members of the Methodist Church of Honolulu.


Honolulu Improvement Club plants numerous shower and poinciana trees along Wilder Avenue, Pensacola Street and Piikoi Street.

First known blood test in Hawai'i takes place.

Long-planned garbage crematory completed in Kaka'ako adjoining the sewer pumping station; the two-story building includes six incinerators.

Sixty-five ships bring 7,843 Koreans to Hawai'i, men outnumbering women by ten to one ratio.

Honolulu's first cowboy exhibition - including lassoing cattle and other feats of horsemanship - held at Kapi'olani Park.

First Arbor Day celebration in the Territory.

Ceremony establishing Korean Episcopal Church held at St. Andrews Church in Honolulu.

Korean Methodist Church officially established; Rev. John Wadman and Rev. Yun Byong-gu attend dedication service.

Koreans on Kaua'i organize Chakanghoi, or the Self-Strengthening Society to promote education and knowledge; Song Kon elected president.


Albert Einstein publishes theory of relativity.

First cornea transplant performed by Austrian surgeon E. Zirm.

Use of the new wonder drug aspirin spreads.

J.M. Barrie's play Peter Pan opens.

Mata Hari debuts in Paris.

First IQ tests administered.

Japan declares victory in war against Russia.

Japan establishes protectorate over Korea.


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