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First skiers skim Mauna Kea.

Population in Hawai`i increases to 383,973.


The Big Five - Alexander & Baldwin, Amfac, Castle & Cooke, C. Brewer and Theo Davies - control 96% of the sugar crop. Read More.

11,392,570 pounds of commercial fish harvested this year, at a value of $792,357.

Sugar production peaks at 254,563 acres planted.

$55,773,000 worth of imports arrive in Hawai`i from the United States. Total imports equal $63,128,000 while exports stand at $92,953,000.

Pablo Manlapit forms Hawai`i Labor Association.

Group of 100 Filipinos arrive from the Philippines "in defiance of the wishes and despite the warnings" of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association and add their numbers to the already overwhelming unemployment problem in the Islands.

Honolulu liquor commission issues licenses to manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of beer.

Handful of AFL craft unions form Hawai`i Joint Labor Board.


Mockingbirds first released on Maui.

Honolulu Board of Water Supply plans multiple waterworks projects totalling $650,000 and asks for federal funding to cover 30% of costs.

First regatta soley devoted to canoe racing held at Napo`opo`o on the Big Island; Honolulu's Outrigger Canoe Club leads seven other teams to the finish.


Adolf Hitler assumes power in Germany.

First drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey.

First stereo sound recorded.


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