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5 Fun Facts About August 5 In Hawaii History

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1. On August 5, 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States.
2. On August 5, 1944, during World War II, a U.S. Navy patrol plane carrying eleven men disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. The incident is known as the "Flight 19" mystery, and it remains unsolved to this day.
3. On August 5, 1864, the Kingdom of Hawaii issued its first postage stamps, featuring the portrait of King Kamehameha III. These stamps are now highly sought after by collectors.
4. On August 5, 1877, the Hawaiian missionary Sarah J. Smith arrived in Tokyo, Japan. She would later become known as "Mother Smith" and spend the rest of her life working to establish the Salvation Army in Japan.
5. On August 5, 1895, a group of Hawaiian nationalists attempted to overthrow the government of Queen Liliuokalani in what became known as the "Wilcox Rebellion." The rebels were ultimately defeated, and many were imprisoned or exiled.
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