Hawaii in History

Hawaii: Honolulu

Historical Events

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1778-01-18 Captain James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)

Explorer James Cook
James Cook
  • 1778-11-26 British explorer Captain James Cook is the first European to visit Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)
  • 1792-03-04 Oranges introduced to Hawaii
  • 1803-08-09 1st horses arrive in Hawaii
  • 1813-01-11 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii (or 1/21)
  • 1813-01-21 Pineapple introduced to Hawaii (or 01/111)
  • 1813-01-21 Spaniard Don Francisco de Paula y Marin plants coffee in Hawaii - 1st record of coffee growing in Hawaii
  • 1819-09-17 First whaling ship arrives in Hawaii
  • 1820-08-07 1st potatoes planted in Hawaii
  • 1822-01-07 1st printing in Hawaii
  • 1824-09-26 Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) & lives
  • 1825-04-10 1st hotel in Hawaii opens
  • 1835-05-13 1st foreign embassy in Hawaii forms
  • 1835-07-26 1st sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii
  • 1835-07-29 1st sugar plantation in Hawaii begins
  • 1836-07-30 First English language newspaper published in Hawaii
  • 1839-06-07 Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed
  • 1839-06-17 King of Hawaii Kamehameha III issues Edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace is later established
  • 1840-10-08 First Hawaiian constitution proclaimed
  • 1842-12-19 US recognizes independence of Hawaii
  • 1843-11-28 Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day - The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
  • 1845-05-20 1st legislative assembly convenes in Hawaii
  • 1846-05-21 1st steamship arrives in Hawaii
  • 1847-03-10 1st money minted in Hawaii
  • 1847-09-10 1st theater opens in Hawaii
  • 1848-03-07 In Hawaii, Great Mahele (division of lands) signed
  • 1850-08-30 Honolulu, Hawaii, becomes a city
  • 1850-11-06 1st Hawaiian fire engine
  • 1850-12-20 Hawaiian post office established
  • 1850-12-27 Hawaiian Fire Department established
  • 1851-10-01 1st Hawaiian stamps issued
  • 1852-01-03 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
  • 1852-12-17 1st Hawaiian cavalry organized
  • 1853-10-19 First flour mill in Hawaii begins operations
  • 1857-09-30 US occupies Sand, Baker, Howland & Jarvis Is south of Hawaii
  • 1858-08-17 1st bank in Hawaii opens
  • 1859-01-23 Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii begins an eruption that lasts 300 days
  • 1859-09-02 Gas lighting introduced to Hawaii
  • 1860-08-08 Queen of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in NYC
  • 1865-02-04 Hawaiian Board of Education formed
  • 1866-09-04 1st Hawaiian daily newspaper published
  • 1868-04-03 A Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever - a 50-foot tidal wave
  • 1869-04-30 Hawaiian YMCA organized
  • 1874-03-18 Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.

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1874-12-12 Hawaii King David Kalakaua is 1st king to visit the US as guest of Ulysses S. Grant at 1st US state dinner at the White House

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1874-12-15 1st reigning king to visit US is the King of Hawaii, received by President Grant
  • 1875-05-31 Reciprocity Treaty between US & Hawaii ratified
  • 1877-07-23 1st telephone and telegraph line in Hawaii completed
  • 1878-07-20 1st telephone introduced in Hawaii
  • 1878-09-30 1st Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawaii
  • 1879-03-01 Library of Hawaii founded

  • 1879-07-17 1st railroad opens in Hawaii
  • 1882-04-10 Captain William Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii)
  • 1885-02-09 1st Japanese arrive in Hawaii
  • 1887-11-29 US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii
  • 1889-11-18 Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii
  • 1889-12-19 Bishop Museum founded in Hawaii
  • 1891-01-29 Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch
  • 1892-01-11 Hawaiian Historical Society founded
  • 1892-06-18 Macadamia nuts 1st planted in Hawaii
  • 1893-01-17 Queen Liliuokalani is deposed by an American coup, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic
  • 1894-07-04 Republic of Hawaii proclaimed, Sanford B Dole as president
  • 1894-10-29 First election of Hawaiian Republic
  • 1895-11-13 First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii
  • 1895-11-26 Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms
  • 1896-10-27 1st Pali Road completed in Hawaii (winds so strong streams flow UP!)
  • 1897-02-05 1st showing of a motion picture in Hawaii at the Hawaiian Opera House
  • 1897-06-16 A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later
  • 1898-06-15 US House of Representatives passes resolution to annex Hawaii
  • 1898-07-06 US Senate agrees to annex Hawaii
  • 1898-07-07 US President McKinley signs the Organic Act to annex Hawaii
  • 1898-08-12 Hawaii is formally annexed to US
  • 1899-12-12 1st case of plague on Oahu, Hawaii
  • 1900-03-30 The "Hawaiian Organic Act" is enacted by US Congress making Hawaii a US territory
  • 1900-06-14 Having been annexed to the USA on 12 August 1898, Hawaii is constituted as an organised territory
  • 1901-02-20 1st territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes
  • 1901-03-02 Hawaii's first telegraph company opens
  • 1902-12-28 Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US
  • 1903-01-05 SF-Hawaii telegraph cable opens for public use
  • 1903-07-04 Pacific Cable (San Francisco, Hawaii, Guam, Philipines) opens, President Theodore Roosevelt sends message
  • 1906-04-26 Motion pictures begin regular showings at the Orpheum Theater in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1907-04-30 Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
  • 1909-11-11 Construction of US navy base begins at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • 1915-03-25 1st submarine disaster; a US F-4 sank off Hawaii, killing 21
  • 1916-08-01 Hawaii National Park forms
  • 1917-06-21 Hawaiian Red Cross forms
  • 1918-06-28 1st flight between Hawaiian Islands
  • 1922-02-09 Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii
  • 1924-09-09 Hanapepe Massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.
  • 1927-06-29 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii
  • 1927-07-14 1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii
  • 1928-05-01 Lei Day begun (a Hawaiian celebration)
  • 1931-04-27 100°F (38°C), Pahala, Hawaii (state record)

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1934-10-20 All-Star team led by Babe Ruth & Connie Mack sails to Hawaii & Japan

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1935-07-05 1st "Hawaii Calls" radio program is broadcast
  • 1936-10-22 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii
  • 1941-01-25 Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
  • 1941-12-07 Imperial Japanese Navy with 353 planes attack US fleet at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii, killing 2,403 people
  • 1946-04-01 Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo, Hawaii
  • 1947-11-01 First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestKamehameha I

1738-05-01 Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii (1782-1819), born in Kohala, Hawaii (d. 1819)

King of Hawaii Kamehameha I
King of Hawaii
Kamehameha I
  • 1831-12-19 Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Hawaiian philanthropist (d. 1884)
  • 1835-01-31 William Charles Lunalilo, Monarch of Hawaii (d. 1874)
  • 1836-01-02 Queen Emma of Hawaii, Consort of King Kamehameha IV (d. 1885)
  • 1836-11-16 David Kalakaua of Hawaii, Hawaiian king (d. 1891)
  • 1838-09-02 Liliuokalani [Lydia Kamakaʻeha], last queen of Hawaii (1891-93), born in Honolulu, Oʻahu, Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1917)
  • 1840-01-03 Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgian helped lepers in Hawaii
  • 1857-08-18 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate and the fourth vicar apostolic of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1926)
  • 1871-03-26 Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole of the Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1922)

Person of interestHiram Bingham

1875-11-19 Hiram Bingham, American archaeologist who re-discovered the Incan site of Machu Picchu, born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1956)

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • 1890-08-24 Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaiian swimmer (Olympics 3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24), born in Waikiki, Honolulu County, Hawaii (d. 1968)
  • 1906-10-15 Hiram Fong, Honolulu U.S. (Sen-R-Hawaii)
  • 1907-02-03 James A. Michner, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii)
  • 1912-05-29 Iris Adrian, American actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)
  • 1914-03-27 Richard Denning [Louis Denninger Jr.], American actor (An Affair to Remember, The Black Scorpion), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1915-11-23 John Dehner [Forkum], American actor (The Right Stuff, Big Hawaii, Bare Essence), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1916-10-08 Spark Matsunaga, United States Senator from Hawaii (1977-90), born in Kukuiula, Hawaii (d. 1990)
  • 1919-05-27 Kam Fong [Chun], American actor (Hawaii Five-0, Magnum, P.I.), born in Kalihi, Territory of Hawaii (d. 2002)
  • 1920-12-30 Jack Lord, American actor (Steve McGarrett in Hawaii FIVE-O, God's Little Acre), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1924-08-28 Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2004)
  • 1924-09-07 Daniel K. Inouye, politician (US Senator, 1963-2012), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2012)
  • 1924-09-11 Daniel Kahikina Akaka, (Rep-D-HI, 1977- /Sen-D Hawaii)
  • 1926-03-12 George R Ariyoshi, (Gov-D-Hawaii)

Person of interestMax Von Sydow

1929-04-10 Max Von Sydow, Swedish actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Dreamscape), born in Lund, Sweden

  • 1930-03-02 John Cullum, actor (Hamlet, Hawaii, Northern Exposure), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1930-08-13 Don Ho [Donald Tai Loy Ho], Chinese-American musician (Tiny Bubbles), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2007)
  • 1930-08-18 Grant Williams, American actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-03-24 William Smith, Columbia Mo, actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Hawaii 5-0)
  • 1933-04-10 Poncie Ponce, American actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye), (d. 2013)
  • 1935-05-07 Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie, Special Effects), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1936-01-27 Troy Donahue, American actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-12-08 James MacArthur, actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-06-26 Neil Abercrombie, American politician (Rep-D-Hawaii, 1986-88)
  • 1938-08-08 Connie Stevens [Concetta Ingoglia], singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940-12-24 Sharon Farrell, Sioux City, Iowa, American actress (Lori-Hawaii 5-0, Young & Restless)
  • 1943-07-13 Danny Lockin, Lanai, Hawaii, actor/dancer (Hello Dolly), (d. 1977)
  • 1943-09-01 Don Stroud, American actor (Coogan's Bluff, Buddy Holly Story), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1944-06-16 Takamiyama, [Jesse Kuhaulua], Hawaii, 1st non-Japanese sumo champion

Person of interestBette Midler

1945-12-01 Bette Midler, American actress and singer (Beaches, Wind Beneath my Wings), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler
  • 1946-06-24 Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast (STS 51C, 51L-Chal disaster)
  • 1948-09-13 Clyde Kusatsu, actor (Ali-Bring 'em Back Alive), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1950-01-07 Erin Gray, actress (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1953-03-31 Dennis Kamakahi, Grammy Award-winning musician (d. 2014), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1957-09-07 Margot Chapman, American singer (Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1958-01-11 Lourdes Ann Kananimanu Estores, playmate (Jun, 1982), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1960-07-15 Alexander W Dunlap, astronaut, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1960-08-19 Ron Darling, Hawaii, baseball pitcher (NY Mets)

Person of interestBarack Obama

1961-08-04 Barack Obama, 44th United States President (Democrat: 2009-17) and first African-American president, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 1961-09-28 Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • 1962-08-01 Traci Phillips, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1962-10-12 Sid Fernandez, pitcher (NY Mets, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1962-10-13 Kelly Preston, actress (Mischief, Twins, A Tigers Tale), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1963-02-04 Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, Hawaii, sync swimmer (Olympic 2 gold/silver-84, 88)
  • 1963-08-11 Mike Huff, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1965-01-30 Julie McCullough, playmate (Feb 86)/actress (Growing Pains), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1965-05-10 Jim Schreiner, Kailua Hawaii, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-05-19 Maile Flanagan, American actress (Naruto, Lab Rats), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1966-04-04 Mike Starr [Michael], musician (Alice in Chains bassist), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2011)
  • 1966-04-07 Teri Ann Linn, actress (Kristen-Bold & Beautiful), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1967-01-02 Tia Carrere [Althea Janairo], American actress (Wayne's World, True Lies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Person of interestNicole Kidman

1967-06-20 Nicole Kidman, American actress (Dead Calm, The Hours), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Actress Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
  • 1969-10-07 Malia Hosaka, Hawaiian professional wrestler
  • 1969-12-17 Dean Wilson, Kaneohe Hawaii, golfer (1991 Western Athletic)
  • 1970-01-14 Steve Cooke, Kanai Hawaii, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1970-04-01 Wyatt Jones, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1970-06-03 Peter Newton, Kailua Hawaii, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-01-03 Ku'ualoha Taylor, Hawaii, Miss USA (Hawaii-Miss Congeniality-1996)
  • 1971-01-08 Brook Mahealani Lee, Miss Universe/Miss USA (1997-Hawaii)
  • 1971-04-09 Austin Peck, Hawaii, actor (Austin Reed-Days of Our Lives)
  • 1971-05-18 Clifton Sunada, extra-lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1971-07-09 Danalee Bragado, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-9th-1995), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1972-01-08 Devlin Murphy, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1972-03-15 Steve Danielson, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1973-04-24 Melissa Short, Kaaawa Hawaii, Miss America (Hawaii-Top 10-1997)
  • 1974-02-02 David Buck, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1974-04-14 Mike Allen Lambert, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1974-11-09 Traci Toguchi, Miss America-Hawaii (1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1976-04-08 Jim Farnum, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1976-10-01 Kona Cormack, playmate (Feb, 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1979-08-01 Jason Momoa, American actor (Game of Thrones), born in Honolulu, Hawaiii
  • 1979-10-15 Mahana Ka'ahumanu Walters, Miss Hawaii Teen USA (3rd-1997)

Person of interestBruno Mars

1985-10-08 Bruno Mars [Peter Gene Hernandez], American singer ("Just the Way You Are", "Grenade"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Singer Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars

Person of interestBethany Hamilton

1990-02-08 Bethany Hamilton, Pro-surfer (Soul Surfer), born in Lihue Hawaii

Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton
Professional Surfer
Bethany Hamilton

Famous Weddings

  • 1862-09-16 Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii (1891-93) marries John Owen Dominis

HeartWedding of Interest

1900-11-20 Archaeologist Hiram Bingham (25) weds Tiffany heiress Alfreda Mitchell in Honolulu, Hawaii

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham

HeartWedding of Interest

1954-11-01 Actor John Wayne (47) weds actress Pilar Pallete in Kona, Hawaii

Actor John Wayne
John Wayne

HeartWedding of Interest

1982-07-04 Ex Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (33) weds TV host Sharon Arden (29) in Maui, Hawaii

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
Music Manager/TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager/TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne

HeartWedding of Interest

1992-02-24 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (27) weds lead singer Kurt Cobain (25) on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Courtney Love
Rocker Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain
  • 1994-07-30 Hollywood's highest-paid screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (49) weds Naomi Baka (35) in Maui, Hawaii
  • 1996-11-30 "All My Children" actress-model Eva LaRue (29) weds John Callahan (42) under a 500-year-old banyan tree at Koele in Lanai, Hawaii
  • 2000-07-08 Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi (28) weds Carolina Hurricanes ice hockey player Bret Hedican (29) at the Mauna Lani Resort in Kona, Hawaii
  • 2001-08-10 "Dixie Chick's" Martie Maguire (31) weds actor Gareth Maguire in Kailua, Hawaii

HeartWedding of Interest

2002-08-10 Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) weds "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
Actor Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-05-03 "Friends" actor Matt LeBlanc (35) weds former model Melissa McKnight (38) at a private estate overlooking Anini Beach in Kilauea, Hawaii

  • 2004-09-24 Former "Baywatch" actor Michael Bergin (35) weds makeup artist Joy Tilk (34) at Hanalei Bay Resort in Kauai, Hawaii
  • 2006-01-02 NBC correspondent Chip Reid weds Nina Block in Hawaii
  • 2006-04-29 "The O.C." actress Amanda Righetti (23) weds film director and writer Jordan Alan in Oahu, Hawaii
  • 2006-05-20 "Dog the Bounty Hunter" TV personality Duane Dog Chapman (53) weds Beth Smith at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii

HeartWedding of Interest

2007-09-03 Actor Tobey Maguire (32) weds jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer (30) in Kona, Hawaii

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-08-30 "The Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini (46) weds former model Deborah Lin (40) at Central Union Church in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • 2009-02-20 "Dog The Bounty Hunter" actress Lyssa Chapman (21) weds Brahman Galanti (35) at Lanikuhonua at Ko Olina in Oahu, Hawaii

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-06-24 Actress and model Megan Fox (24) weds Beverly Hills 90210 actor Brian Austin Green (36) at the Four Seasons Hualalai near Kona, Hawaii

Actress Megan Fox
Megan Fox
  • 2010-07-04 "Survivor: Thailand" star Tanya Vance weds Joseph Luczaj in Maui, Hawaii
  • 2010-09-18 Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder (45) weds model Jill McCormick (32) in Hawaii
  • 2010-11-22 Radio and TV personality Danny Bonaduce (51) weds his manager Amy Railsback (28) at the Four Seasons on Maui, Hawaii

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2010-12-19 Guitar legend Carlos Santana (63) weds rock drummer Cindy Blackman (51) in Maui, Hawaii

Musician Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana
  • 2012-02-18 Activist and contributor for ABC News Elizabeth Smart (24) weds Matthew Gilmour (22) in Hawaii
  • 2012-04-06 "Sex and the City" actor Chris Noth (57) weds actress Tara Wilson (30) in Hawaii
  • 2012-06-18 R&B singer Bobby Brown (43) weds Alicia Etheridge in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2012-08-09 "Martin" and "Everybody Hates Chris" actress Tichina Arnold (43) weds St. John's University's basketball assistant coach Rico Hines at Oasis Oceanfront Estate in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2012-08-18 Former "Martin and Everybody Hates Chris" actress Tichina Arnold (43) weds Rico Hines in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2012-10-07 Media personality Jack Osbourne (26) weds Lisa Stelly on the Big Island of Hawaii
  • 2012-12-01 Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (33) weds Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader Krystle Campbell in Maui, Hawaii

HeartWedding of Interest

2013-08-18 Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton (23) weds boyfriend Adam Dirks in Kauai, Hawaii

Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton
Professional Surfer
Bethany Hamilton

HeartWedding of Interest

2013-10-05 Soccer player Abby Wambach (33) weds longtime partner Sarah Huffman (29) in Hawaii

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach
  • 2014-01-04 Actor Justin Bartha (35) weds personal trainer Lia Smith in Oahu, Hawaii
  • 2016-11-06 TV personality and actress Audrina Patridge (31) weds professional BMX dirt bike rider Corey Bohan in Hawaii

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJames Cook

1779-02-14 James Cook, British explorer, navigator and cartographer, discovered and explored Australia, Pacific Islands and New Zealand for Britain, killed in a fight with Hawaiians near Kealakekua at 50

Explorer James Cook
James Cook

Person of interestKamehameha I

1819-05-08 Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii (1782-1819), dies at 81

King of Hawaii Kamehameha I
King of Hawaii
Kamehameha I
  • 1872-12-11 Kamehameha V, Hawaiian king (b. 1830)
  • 1874-02-03 Lunalilo, Hawaiian monarch (b. 1835)
  • 1891-01-20 David Kalakahua, emperor of Hawaii, dies
  • 1899-03-06 Victoria Kaiulani, Hawaiian princess (b. 1875)
  • 1917-11-11 Liliuokalani [Lydia Kamakaʻeha], last queen of Hawaii (1891-93), dies from a stroke at 79
  • 1926-05-13 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate and the fourth vicar apostolic of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands, dies at 68
  • 1960-05-06 Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67
  • 1968-01-22 Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaiian swimmer (Olympics 3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24), dies at 77
  • 1986-01-28 Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast, dies in Challenger disaster
  • 1991-06-23 Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies
  • 1997-06-26 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Native Hawaiian musician, entertainer and Hawaiian sovereignty advocate, dies at 38
  • 1997-10-16 James A. Michener, American author (South Pacific, Sayonara), dies of kidney failure at 90
  • 2004-08-18 Hiram Fong, former U.S. Senator from Hawaii (b. 1906)