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Hawai`i marks V-J Day with a three-day holiday ending with a big victory parade.

Jack Burns resigns from Honolulu Police Department for a career in politics.

From the first large group of AJAs interned, 450 return.

Herman Wedemeyer named to both Associated Press and United Press All-American football teams. Sportswriter Grantland Rice calls Wedemeyer the "Best College Back in 1945."

Soichi Sakamoto founds the Hawai`i Swimming Club.

Princess Abigail Kawananakoa, wife of the last heir to the Hawaiian throne, dies.

Volunteer army groups in the Islands inactivated. Punahou plant - occupied by Army engineers during the war - is returned to the school.

Admiral Nimitz relinquishes command of the Pacific Fleet.

Soichi Sakamoto named head swim coach at University of Hawai`i.


Emergency Federal housing - Kalihi War Homes - is filled to capacity; government takes 85-acre Manoa site for more units.

Curfew lifted. Censorship ends. Gas rationing lifted. Manpower controls end.

Pan American World Airways is first airline to resume commercial operations to Hawai`i.

Hawai`i Employment Relations Act passes; gives agriculture workers the same rights given by the NLRB to industry workers on plantations. It also makes possible organization of agriculture workers, and the ILWU becomes active on both sugar and pineapple plantations.

Workers begin a series of strikes against Honolulu dairy.

$267,046,000 worth of imports arrive in Hawai`i; exports total $88,047,000.


St. Louis college announces plans to establish a full-fledged Catholic university in Hawai`i.

Kinau Wing of Queen's Hospital constructed.

Japanese Central Institute, oldest language school in Hawai`i, dissolves and $125,000 in funds are turned over to the war memorial fund.

Alexander Hume Ford, early surfing enthusiast and founder of the Pan-Pacific Union, dies.


War in Europe ends.

Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and then Nagasaki lead to Japan's surrender.

Charlie Parker pioneers bebop jazz.

United Nations established.


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