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5 Fun Facts About February 19 In Hawaii History

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1. On February 19, 1942, Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, authorizing the forced relocation and internment of Japanese Americans living on the West Coast, including those in Hawaii. This event shaped the experiences and stories of many individuals and families in Hawaii during World War II.

2. February 19, 1975 marked the opening of the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. The center has since hosted numerous high-profile events and conferences, contributing to Hawaii's economy and global reputation.

3. In 2003, February 19 was declared "Liliuokalani Day" in honor of Queen Liliuokalani, the last reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii. The day recognizes her legacy and contributions to Hawaiian history and culture.

4. On February 19, 1959, Hawaii's territorial legislature voted in favor of becoming the 50th state of the United States. This event paved the way for Hawaii's official admission into the Union later that year on August 21.

5. February 19, 1924 marked the opening of the Honolulu Zoo, which remains a popular attraction for visitors and locals alike. The zoo is home to over 900 animals from around the world and is dedicated to promoting conservation and education.
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