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5 Fun Facts About December 11 In Hawaii History

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1. In 1893, the infamous overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom occurred on December 11th. A group of American businessmen and politicians overthrew the monarchy and established a provisional government with help from the United States military. This eventually led to Hawaii's annexation by the United States.

2. On December 11, 1937, the world's first commercial airline flight from the United States mainland to Hawaii occurred. The Pan Am China Clipper flew from San Francisco to Honolulu, marking the beginning of air travel as we know it today.

3. In 1982, Hawaii introduced a statewide ban on smoking in public places, including restaurants, bars, and workplaces. This made Hawaii the first state in the United States to have such a ban.

4. December 11, 1994, marks a tragic event in Hawaii's history. A plane carrying US servicemen for a Christmas leave crashed into a mountain on the island of Oahu, killing all 30 people on board.

5. On December 11, 2019, Hawaii's governor David Ige declared a state of emergency due to a severe shortage of Affordable Housing. This was aimed at increasing the development of affordable homes and rentals in Hawaii, which has one of the highest costs of living in the United States.
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