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President Truman visits Hawai`i.

Seven crewmen rescued from the Navy flying boat Marshall Mars, which exploded, burned and sank two miles off Ke`ehi Lagoon.

Salvador Dado Marino brings the world's first flyweight boxing crown to Hawai`i.

Documents now known as Hawai`i constitution approved.

Diamond Head opens to the public.

$363,000,000 worth of imports arrive in Hawai`i; exports total $229,600,000.

Pacific Refiners Ltd., the first oil refinery in Hawai`i, produces liquified petroleum, asphalt, and other products derived from the processing of crude oil.

Pineapple workers strike against Hawaiian Pineapple Company on Lana`i.

The first named hurricane to reach Hawai`i - Hiki - hits Kaua`i, killing one person and inflicting $200,000 in damage; winds at Kilauea Lighthouse average 68 miles per hour.

Hawaiian Canoe Racing and Surfing Association forms to help boost the sport and attract new paddlers.

Arthur Godfrey's radio show causes an increased demand for `ukulele.

Puerto Ricans in the Islands number 9,551.

Pagan Love Song premiers, starring Esther Williams.

McCarthy investigates "un-American activities."

First credit card invented by Ralph Schneider.

Korean War begins.

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