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Federal Government formally signs over Kaho'olawe to state's Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Comission.

Ben Cayetano elected governor, thereby becoming the first governor of Philippine descent elected in the United States.

Japanese Americans whose Waiau property was confiscated in WWII are included in federal government apology and redress.

Robin Isayama is first woman to swim the Kaiwi (Moloka'i) Channel.

American Public Transit Association selects Honolulu's bus system as most cost-effective in the nation.

Punahou's Tui Moe becomes first female prep football player in the Islands.

Hawaii's first strike of white-collar government workers occurs when Hawai`i Government Employees Association (HGEA) Units 3, 4 and 13 walk off the job.

Hilo Coast Processing Company, an affiliate of C. Brewer & Company, grinds its last cane.

Hawaiian Airlines emerges from bankruptcy reorganization.

The 117 year-old Hamakua Sugar Company harvests its last crop of sugar.

Aloha Tower Marketplace opens.

Waialua Sugar Company says it will gradually shut down over the next year and a half.

Paradise Park in Manoa Valley closes.

Liberty Bank merges with Bank of America.

NBC affiliate KHON-TV/2 sold to affiliate of the Fox television network.

State adopts Hawai'i Content and Performance Standards, an action criticized by many national education organizations.

Korean-Vietnam War Memorial dedicated on grounds of State Capitol.

GTE Hawaiian Telephone begins laying an inter-island fiber optic cable.

Honolulu temperature reaches 95 degrees September 19, the hottest day since record keeping started in 1948.

Marking a jubilant end to apartheid, South Africans elect Nelson Mandela president.

Ethnic genocide in Rwanda: 800,000 Tutsi killed.

Channel Tunnel (Chunnel) opens between France and England.

Brazil wins World Cup.

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