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5 Fun Facts About January 10 In Hawaii History

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1. In 1959, Hawaii Governor William Quinn signed a proclamation declaring January 10 as "Statehood Day" in recognition of Hawaii becoming the 50th state of the United States on August 21, 1959.

2. On January 10, 1910, Waikiki Beach in Honolulu was officially opened to the public after being dredged and filled with sand. Today, Waikiki is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hawaii.

3. In 1983, the Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii erupted, spewing lava and ash into the air. The eruption continued for the next 35 years, making it one of the longest volcanic eruptions in recorded history.

4. On January 10, 1945, the U.S. Navy's USS Razorback submarine sunk the Japanese cargo ship Otaki Maru off the coast of Okinawa during World War II. The Otaki Maru was carrying supplies to aid the Japanese war effort.

5. In 2014, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Hawaii. The bill went into effect on December 2, 2013, making Hawaii the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage at the time.
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