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Oren E. Long inaugurated as governor of Hawai`i.

General Douglas McArthur visits Hawai`i.

Ingram M. Stainback appointed Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of Hawai`i by President Truman.

Temple Emmanuel built.

Joseph Poindexter, former governor of Hawai`i, dies.


Hana airport opens.

Oahu Federation of Teachers organizes.

Alejandro D. Llanos sentenced to five years in prison and fined $10,000 for bilking hundreds of Filipinos out of at least $1,500,000.

First parking meters installed at the airport.

$374,800,000 worth of imports arrive in Hawai`i; exports total $238,400,000.

FBI arrests union organizers John Reinecke, Jack Hall and five others
on charges they violated the Smith Act by conspiring to advocate the
overthrow of the government by force and violence.


Sir Peter Henry Buck, world renowned anthropologist and student of Polynesian history, dies. Read More.

Earthquake shakes Hawai`i Island.

First tunnel constructed on a public highway in the Olowalu-Pali section of the Lahaina-Wailuku Road.

James Jones's From Here to Eternity published


Disposable diaper invented.

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg convicted of espionage.

J.D. Salinger writes The Catcher in the Rye.


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