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YWCA acquires Laniakea portion of Allen Estate on Richards Street.

Korean baseball team arrives in Honolulu to play exhibition games.

Ala Wai Canal dredged and Waikiki's wetlands filled in.

Hawai'i swimmers win Olympic medals in Paris. Warren Kealoha wins gold in the 100-meter backstroke; Duke Kahanamoku wins silver in the 100-meter freestyle while his brother Sam wins bronze in the same race; and Marchen Wehselau wins silver in the woman's 100-meter freestyle and helps the women's relay team earn a gold medal.

Francis Hyde Ii Brown, scion of a kama'aina family, shoots 35-32-67 for a new record at St. Andrews golfcourse in Scotland while practicing for the British Amateur.

One hundred seventy acres on Palolo Hill change from agricultural lands (pineapple) to residential subdivision.

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An eight-month strike on a sugar plantation in Hanapepe ends with the death of 17 strikers and four policemen, 101 arrested. Workers are defeated by poor organization and the importation of strikebreakers from the Philippines.

Federal Immigration Act prohibits all immigration from Japan. Between 1885 and 1924, a total of approximately 200,000 Japanese arrived in Hawai'i to work primarily on sugar plantations.

Hawai'i Educational Association, predecessor of statewide unions, forms to represent educators.

Use of tarred mulching paper in pineapple fields increases; borrowed from the sugar industry, the paper protects and fosters young plants.

Antonio Castro organizes Honolulu Finance and Thrift Company, the first island institution to award personal loans to wage earners.

$78,652,000 imports arrive in Hawai'i; exports total $109,889,000.

Filipino labor organizer Pablo Manlapit leads sugar strike on O`ahu. Lasting eight months, the strike eventually targets 23 of Hawaii's 45 plantations.

First intern program at Queen's Hospital approved by the American Medical Association.

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Explosive volcanic eruptions in Halema'uma'u at Kilauea throw rocks and hot lava 1,000 feet.

Central Union Church built, one of Honolulu's most impressive churches featuring a Neoclassical design.

Stephen Alencastre, son of Portuguese immigrants, named Bishop of the See of Arabissus and Vicar Apostolic of the Islands.

Hilda Ortiz of the Big Island becomes the first Puerto Rican teacher in Hawai'i.

Albert Wilcox Memorial Library building dedicated in Lihue, Kaua'i.

A reorganized Honolulu Symphony Society gives its first public concert to a packed house at the Princess Theatre.

Choral Society formed by prominent local musicians.

Manuel Fagel founds Vibora Luviminda, a secret organization focused on Filipino issues.

Gang wars begin in Chicago.

George Gershwin composes Rhapsody in Blue.

First winter Olympics held in Chamonix, France.

Ataturk - Mustapha Kemal - comes to power in Turkey.

American Indians granted citizenship and the right to vote.

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