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Waiola Estates verdict determined.


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Enactment of the State Water Code sets precedent for allocation of water following the shutdown of plantation irrigation systems.

Nanakuli's Salevaa Atisanoe (Konishiki) becomes the first foreigner to reach the rank of ozeki, sumo's second highest level.

Twin-engine Piper Chieftan with six aboard makes emergency landing in Kapi'olani Park; one passenger suffers injuries.




Aloha Inc., parent of Aloha Airlines, buys communter airline Princeville Airways, Inc., giving Aloha passengers access to Kapalua-West Maui airport.

Dillingham Corporation disappears with the sale of its construction business to Shimizu Construction Corporation.

Amfac announces sale of all its mainland businesses in order to focus on Hawai'i.

National accounting firm Kenneth Leventhal & Company determines Japanese spent $3.3 billion in Hawai'i this year.


Heavy rains and flash floods inundate hundreds of homes in Kailua, Waimanalo and East Honolulu.

Hokule'a completes two year rediscovery voyage.

1987 declared Ho'olako, year of the Hawaiian.

Glenn Medeiros' record "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" hits top 10 charts.


Rudolph Hess commits suicide in Spandau prison.

Pro-democracy protests break out in South Korea.

Hostage negotiator Terry Waite abducted in Beirut.


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