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5 Fun Facts About February 29 In Hawaii History

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1. The first-ever leap year celebration in Hawaii was in 1904. The Territory of Hawaii at that time was a territory of the United States, and the federal government had just recently adopted February 29 as an official day for leap years.

2. The year 2000 marked a significant leap year for Hawaii. Not only was it a leap year, but it was also the year of the memorable Y2K scare. The date February 29, 2000, was especially significant as it was the first time the world had seen a leap day in a new millennium.

3. Many Hawaiian natives believe that February 29 is a lucky day, and some even consider it a day of new beginnings. This belief is rooted in ancient Hawaiian culture, where the number four represented cycles and new beginnings.

4. In February 29, 1960, Hawaii was blasted with one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in history, sparking a massive tsunami that decimated the shores of Hilo. The disaster claimed the lives of 61 people and caused widespread property damage.

5. In February 29, 1992, Hawaii erupted into celebration following the successful tragicomic chain of events that led to the impeachment of the state's governor, John Waihee III. Waihee was accused of numerous crimes and wrongdoing, including extorting campaign contributions from wealthy donors, and he was eventually ousted from office.
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