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5 Fun Facts About February 12 In Hawaii History

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1. In 1912, the first Japanese immigrant arrived in Hawaii. His name was Kyutaro Abiko and he came to work on a sugar plantation.
2. In 1959, Hawaii was officially admitted as the 50th state of the United States.
3. On February 12, 1991, the last Hawaiian monk seal was born in captivity at the Waikiki Aquarium. This was a significant event as the Hawaiian monk seal is one of the most endangered species in the world.
4. In 2001, the Hawaii State Legislature declared February 12 as an official state holiday in honor of President Abraham Lincoln's birthday.
5. The 2020 NFL Pro Bowl was held on February 12 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, marking the fifth consecutive year that Hawaii hosted the annual event.
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