Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Guide to the Hawaiian Islands 2016-2017
800-GoHawaii 5 1912 Duke Kahanamoku sets a world record for the 100 -meter dash in swimming at the Stockholm Olympics 1900 President McKinley signs the Organic Act making Hawai'i a territory of the United States 1930 First interisland telephone call placed between Hilo and Honolulu 2012 Mother Marianne Cope, who cared for the Hansen's disease patients on Moloka'i following the death of Saint Damien, is canonized by Pope Benedict XVI 1917 Queen Lili'uokalani, the last Hawaiian Monarch, dies TODAY 1941 Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, destroying and disabling 200 aircraft and killing over 2,000 officers and men, and bringing the U.S. into World War II 2009 Saint Damien, priest who cared for the Hansen's disease patients on Moloka'i, is canonized by Pope Benedict XVI 1983 Ki-lauea volcano on Hawai'i Island erupts, and continues to occasionally flow to this day 1959 Hawai'i becomes 50th U.S. State Vince Soliven musical passion and talent like no other at the time. Their music is still very popular today. Kalo (Taro)---Hawaiian life force Kalo has a special significance to Hawaiians and Hawai'i in general. Traditionally grown in lo'i, a system of irrigated ponds or dryland terraces, legends speak of kalo as the ancestor of the Hawaiian race. This familial relationship is the foundation for mālama 'āina---take care of the land as it takes care of you; as one would care for a parent. The kalo is also the focal point of a traditional Hawaiian diet, and when the root is beaten with water it is deliciously transformed into poi. All parts of the kalo are used and it is still a staple of Hawaiian cooking today. N Holokai---Canoe voyaging The ancestors of the Hawaiian people were skilled navigators and voyagers who sailed back and forth across the Pacific Ocean for thousands of years in wa'a kaulua (double hulled canoes), using the stars, bird migrations and ocean currents as their compass. Today, the skill of canoe voyaging has returned due mainly to a group of individuals who sought the knowledge and turned to the ku ˉ puna (elders) with their questions. The skill of navigation speaks to the ingenuity of the Hawaiian race. For more cultural information, the Hawai'i Visitors & Convention Bureau recommends and works with the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association: NaHHA.com.
Island of Hawaii Travel Planner 2017-2018