Knowledge Identifier: $Hawaii
Some archaeologists and historians think it was a later wave of immigrants from Tahiti around 1000 CE who introduced a new line of high chiefs, the kapu system, the practice of human sacrifice, and the building of "heiau"
Chinese workers on Western trading ships settled in Hawaii starting in 1789
Kamehameha III - Under his reign Hawaii evolved from an absolute monarchy to a Christian constitutional monarchy with the signing of both the 1840 Constitution and 1852 Constitution
During the 1850s, measles killed a fifth of Hawaii's people
Kamehameha III - In 1865 Kamehameha III was reburied in the Royal Mausoleum of Hawaii known as Mauna Ala.
James Cook - The site where he was killed in Hawaii is marked by a white obelisk, built in 1874, and about of land around it is chained off
Hawaii was an independent republic from 1894 until August 12, 1898, when it officially became a territory of the United States
John Grimes Walker - Appointed rear admiral in 1894, he took the White Squadron to Hawaii in 1895 when a coup d'etat posed a threat to American interests
"The 1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii
The Newlands Resolution was passed by the House on June 15, 1898, by 209 votes in favor to 91 against, and by the Senate on July 6, 1898, by a vote of 42 to 21
Edward D. Taussig - Spanish-American War - Promoted to the rank of commander on 10 August 1898, his first command was the gunboat , which departed San Francisco on 18 September bound for Hawaii, Guam and duty with the Asiatic Squadron, in the aftermath of the 12 August 1898 Spanish-American War armistice
In 1900, Hawaii was granted self-governance and retained Iolani Palace as the territorial capitol building
By 1901, over 5,000 Puerto Ricans were living in Hawaii
Jack London - Many of London's stories are based on his visits to Hawaii, the last one for 10 months beginning in December 1915
Norman Scott (Medal of Honor) - During the first years of the 1920s, Norman Scott served afloat in destroyers and in the battleship and ashore in Hawaii
Clarence Darrow - After those final trials, Darrow retired from full-time practice, emerging only occasionally to undertake cases such as the 1932 Massie Trial in Hawaii
Clifton Sprague - In 1933 the squadron was moved to Hawaii where Sprague became the first Navy Pilot to fly a thirteen-hour round-trip from Hawaii to Midway Island in February 1934
James Jones (author) - He enlisted in the United States Army in 1939 and served in the 25th Infantry Division 27th Infantry Regiment before and during World War II, first in Hawaii at Schofield Barracks on Oahu, in combat on Guadalcanal at the Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse, where he was wounded in action
Oahu was the target of a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Imperial Japan on December 7, 1941
Clifton Sprague - At her homeport in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, "Tangier" was mated with Fleet Patrol Wing Two. "Tangier" was berthed at F-10 on the Northwest side of Ford Island on the morning of December 7, 1941
Thomas Hinman Moorer - Serving with Patrol Squadron Twenty-Two at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, when the Japanese Empire attacked on December 7, 1941, his squadron subsequently participated in the 1941-42 Dutch East Indies Campaign in the southwest Pacific, where he flew numerous combat missions
Charles Crane - He was elected to the Territory of Hawaii senate 3rd district in 1943 and 1945
Ira Hayes - Hayes agreed to serve a second tour of duty, and sailed to Hawaii in September 1944
Michael Strank - After extensive training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and in Hawaii, Strank and his men were part of the amphibious landing on Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945, fighting with the 5th Marine Division in the battle to take that island
Ted Williams - On August 18, 1945, following the atomic bomb drops on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Williams was sent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Ted Williams - He finished the war in Hawaii, and he was released from active duty on January 12, 1946, but he did remain in the Marine Forces Reserves
James Aiona - "'James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr."' is an American politician who served as the tenth Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii from 2002 to 2010
Daniel Inouye - Soon afterward he was elected to the Hawaii Territorial Legislature, of which he was a member until shortly before Hawaii achieved statehood in 1959
Daniel Inouye - He won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives as Hawaii's first full member, and took office on August 21, 1959, the same date Hawaii became a state; he was re-elected in 1960
Hawaii has hosted the Sony Open in Hawaii golf tournament since 1965, the Tournament of Champions golf tournament since 1999, the Lotte Championship golf tournament since 2012, the Honolulu Marathon since 1973, the Ironman World Championship triathlon race since 1978, the Ultraman triathlon since 1983, the National Football League's Pro Bowl from 1980 to 2016, the 2000 FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships, and the 2008 Pan-Pacific Championship and 2012 Hawaiian Islands Invitational soccer tournaments
Nicole Kidman - At the time of Kidman's birth in 1967, her father was a graduate student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Mazie Hirono - Upon graduating from high school, Hirono enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where, in 1970, she received B.A. in psychology.
Elvis Presley - Presley in Aloha From Hawaii, broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973.
Elvis Presley - In January 1973, Presley performed two benefit concerts for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund in connection with a groundbreaking TV special, Aloha from Hawaii.
Buffy Sainte-Marie - "Sesame Street" even aired a week of shows from her home in Hawaii in December 1977; where Sainte-Marie and her family were joined by Bob , Maria , Mr. Hooper , Olivia , Big Bird and Oscar
A somewhat divisive political issue arose in 1978 when the Constitution of the State of Hawaii added Hawaiian as a second official state language
Mazie Hirono - From 1980 to 1994, Hirono served in the Hawaii House of Representatives, passing more than 120 laws.
Mazie Hirono - In 1980, she was elected to Hawaii's 12th House District in a multi-member district with Democrat State Representative David Hagino.
Mazie Hirono - After redistricting again in 1984, she ran for the newly redrawn Hawaii's 32nd House District and won.
Susan Sontag - Sontag's mother died of lung cancer in Hawaii in 1986
Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988
In the 1990s, a group of chefs developed Hawaii regional cuisine as a contemporary fusion cuisine
Mazie Hirono - In 1992, after redistricting, she ran in the newly redrawn Hawaii's 22nd House District.
Khia - In 1992, she moved to Hawaii when the father was stationed there and had her second child while she was living with him, a son named Rashawn.
In 1993, the US Congress passed a joint Apology Resolution regarding the overthrow; it was signed by President Bill Clinton
Matt Biondi - Biondi married Kirsten Metzger in her home state of Hawaii in 1995
James Aiona - In 1996, Aiona became the first administrative judge and primary architect of the Drug Court Program in Hawaii
Sun Yat-sen - In 1997 the "Dr Sun Yat-sen Hawaii foundation" was formed online as a virtual library
Kelly Slater - The trio released an album in 1998 titled "Songs From the Pipe", a reference to the famous surf spot Pipeline on Oahu, Hawaii
According to data provided by religious establishments, religion in Hawaii in 2000 was distributed as follows:
Kevyn Aucoin - Aucoin lived with his partner, Jeremy Antunes, whom he married in an unofficial ceremony in Hawaii in 2000 and thereafter referred to as his husband
Mary Ann Jackson - Her sister Peaches died just twenty two months before her, on February 23, 2002 at her home in Hawaii
Linda Lingle - Lingle spent much of 2004 campaigning for Republican candidates, both in the Presidential election and the Hawaii state legislature.
Phil Mickelson - He scored a career-low 59 for 18 holes, at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Poipu Bay Golf Course in Hawaii, on November 24, 2004
The ACT college placement tests show that in 2005, seniors scored slightly above the national average , but in the widely accepted SAT examinations, Hawaii's college-bound seniors tend to score below the national average in all categories except mathematics
Don the Beachcomber - In 2005, a full scale Don the Beachcomber restaurant opened at the Royal Kona Resort in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; and at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Lahaina, Hawaii in 2007
Scott Foley - In 2006, he was engaged to actress Marika Dominczyk; they married in June 2007 in a private ceremony in Hawaii
Linda Lingle - In August 2007, the Hawaii Supreme Court invalidated a Lingle appointee's exemption of the Hawaii Superferry from having to undertake an environmental assessment before operating in Hawaii waters.
Linda Lingle - The ferry suspended all Hawaii service in March 2009, days after the Hawaii Supreme Court struck down Act Two as unconstitutional.
According to the 2010 United States Census, Hawaii had a population of 1,360,301
James Aiona - Aiona announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2010 and he was victorious after being widely considered the front runner for his party's nomination
Daniel Dae Kim - In February 2010 it was announced that Kim was cast in the CBS reboot "Hawaii Five-0" playing Chin Ho Kelly
Han Ji-hye - On September 21, 2010, Han married her boyfriend, a public prosecutor, in a private ceremony in Hawaii
Daniel Inouye - On May 23, 2013, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the next Arleigh Burke-class destroyers would be named USS Daniel Inouye to honor Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii
Mazie Hirono - She was a part of the first completely non-Christian Congressional delegation from the state until the election of Mark Takai in 2014 as Representative of Hawaii's 1st Congressional District
Colleen Hanabusa won a special election for the 1st congressional district representing southeastern Oahu, including central Honolulu, on November 8, 2016 to finish the term of Rep. Mark Takai who died July 20, 2016