1. On August 25, 1959, Hawaii officially became the 50th state of the United States. This day is now celebrated as Statehood Day in Hawaii.
2. In 1835, the first recorded eruption of Mauna Loa, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, occurred on August 25th. The exact date of the eruption is not known, but it is estimated to have been around August 25th.
3. On August 25, 1882, King Kalakaua became the first monarch to visit the United States. He traveled to San Francisco for a meeting with President Chester A. Arthur.
4. In 1945, the USS Bowfin, a submarine that saw action during World War II, was commissioned on August 25th. Today, the Bowfin is a popular tourist attraction at Pearl Harbor.
5. On August 25, 1992, Hurricane Andrew struck the Hawaiian Islands, causing significant damage to homes and infrastructure. While hurricanes are rare in Hawaii, Andrew was one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the state.
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