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Today in Hawai'i History- January 10

Jan 10, 2014 -- 5:00am

1907: Eruption reported at Moku'aweoweo, the upper crater on Mauna Loa.

1927: The new Territorial Office Building is the first downtown Honolulu business to have new tumbler type electric wall switches, Hawaiian Electric Co. announces.

1932: Funeral is held for Joseph Kahahawai at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. The Honolulu Advertiser reports it was the largest funeral ever for a non-royal Hawaiian.

1955: Honolulu Rapid Transit System announces it will eliminate all trolley service within three years. In the previous two years, HRT had eliminated 30 trolleys, replacing them with diesel buses.

1995: Federal Judge David Ezra finds the state in contempt of court for failing to abide by a 1991 settlement agreement calling for improvements at the Hawaii State Hospital.

2003: Striking nurses at Kuakini Medical Center vote overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract giving them a pay raise of 20 percent over three years. They had walked off the job Dec. 2, 2002.

Today in Hawai'i History- January 9

Jan 09, 2014 -- 5:00am

1873: County government was formally inaugurated in the six counties of Hawai'i. Lunalilo takes the oath as king in a ceremony at Kawaiaha'o Church.

1895: County government was formally inaugurated in the six counties of Hawai'i. Royalist rebellion against the Republic of Hawai'i continues. Robert Wilcox and some of his men are reported to be penned in Manoa Valley.

1919: County government was formally inaugurated in the six counties of Hawai'i. Pacific Commercial Advertiser reports there have been more than 800 cases of Spanish flu at the Waipahu and 'Ewa Plantations.

1932: County government was formally inaugurated in the six counties of Hawai'i. Three people, including the mother and husband of Thalia Massie, are charged with the murder of Joseph Kahahawai.

1959: County government was formally inaugurated in the six counties of Hawai'i.Sheraton Corp. takes over management of the four Matson hotels in Waikiki,

1994: County government was formally inaugurated in the six counties of Hawai'i. The 31-year-old 18-story First Hawaiian Bank administrative headquarters building is demolished.

2001: County government was formally inaugurated in the six counties of Hawai'i. Kane Fernandez, who took over the family's carnival and circus business and built it into one of the most successful entertainment firms in Hawai'i, dies at the age of 64.

Today in Hawai'i History- January 8

Jan 08, 2014 -- 5:00am

1873: William Lunalilo is elected king by the legislature after sweeping the popular vote.

1884: Princess Kekaulike, governess of the island of Hawai'i and sister of Queen Kapi'olani, dies at age 40.

1916: Pacific Commercial Advertiser reports a measles epidemic is sweeping the Islands

1932: The body of Joseph Kahahawai, one of the Massie case defendants, is found wrapped in a sheet in the backseat of an automobile near Hanauma Bay.

1983: The lave flow from Kilauea Volcano's eruption begins edging close to populated areas of lower Puna. Royal Gardens is ordered evacuated.

1987: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 2,000 for the first time.

Today in Hawai'i History- January 7

Jan 07, 2014 -- 5:00am

1895: Fighting erupts between Republic of Hawai'i government forces and rebels; 39 rebels are reported captured at Palolo ridge. Sanford Dole declares martial law on O'ahu

1922: Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole, first titular prince of the monarchy and a delegate to the U.S. Congress from Hawai'i, dies at Waikiki.

1927: A grand jury report deplores the large numbers of forgeries in the territory and criticizes merchants for laxness and not insisting on identification when checks are written.

1964: Federal officials give preliminary approval to state plans to designate Lunalilo Freeway as a cross-town route for the National Interstate and Defense Highway System.

1989: Emperor Hirohito dies and his son, Akihito, becomes emperor of Japan.

1990: Well-known Hawai'i entertainer and radio and television personality Napua Stevens Poire dies at age 71. She hosted Napua's Kitchen on television for eight years and narrated television coverage of the annual Kamehameha Day and Aloha Week parades for years.

Today in Hawai'i History- January 6

Jan 06, 2014 -- 5:00am

1866: The first leprosy patients are taken to Kalawao, Moloka'i.

1895: Rebellion against the Republic of Hawai'i begins when there is resistance during a search for arms.

1919: Former President Teddy Roosevelt dies.

1927: Pacific Commercial Advertiser reports on the sale of six lots fronting Kalakaua Avenue on the 'ewa side of Saratoga Road. A realty manager commented it showed the growing importance of Waikiki and the value of Waikiki property. The land sold for $1.80 a square foot.

1942: The U.S. Navy announces that at least 20 Japanese aircraft were shot down on Dec. 7, 1941, and perhaps 12 more were downed. It was the first official announcement of Japanese air casualties in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

1949: Mauna Loa erupts for the first time in seven years. One flow came close to Honaunau, two separate flows are reported.

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