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Hawai'i National Park established on Maui and Hawai'i. Read More.

A German cruiser and half a dozen other steamships set on fire by their crews in Honolulu Harbor.

U.S. Army Hawaiian Air Office activated.

Four-mile Makiki Round Top road under construction with prison labor.

Pali road being rebuilt in concrete.


Honolulu Star-Bulletin offices move into new concrete building.

$37,196,000 worth of imports arrive in Hawai'i; exports total $64,665,000.

Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company erects power plant to convert mill work from steam to electricity.

Hawaiians, Filipinos and Japanese workers pull together during an International Longshoremen's Association strike.


Steam and electric pumping station built at Kaka'ako.

Waiahole tunnel opens, supplying Windward water to Central O'ahu fields.

"Sealing-wax palm" introduced from Singapore to decorate capitol grounds.

Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital built at Kapa'a, Kaua'i for tubercular patients.

Mid-Pacific Carnival becomes the Kamehameha Day Parade.

'Ukulele master Ernest Kaai publishes first instructional book on the 'ukulele.

Territorial government considers plans to restore and preserve ancient Hawaiian heiau.

C.F. Martin, the finest manufacturer of guitars and mandolins in the world, produces its first 'ukulele.

Samuel K. Kamaka begins making 'ukulele as a hobby in his Kaimuki basement.

New playhouse at Fort Shafter opens for theater productions.

Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Mariska Aldrich gives two concerts at Honolulu's Opera House.


Irish uprising in Dublin Easter Monday results in multiple civilian deaths.

Claude Monet paints Waterlilies series.

Guide dogs for the blind used for the first time.

National Park Service created.

Actress Sarah Bernhardt makes final U.S. tour.


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