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5 Fun Facts About July 10 In Hawaii History

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1. Birth of Queen Kapiolani: On July 10, 1834, Queen Kapiolani was born in Hilo, Hawaii. She was an influential figure in Hawaiian history and was married to King David Kalakaua.

2. Father of Modern Surfing: Duke Kahanamoku, known as the "Father of Modern Surfing," was born on July 10, 1890, in Honolulu. He became an Olympic swimming champion and helped popularize surfing around the world.

3. Annexation of Hawaii: On July 10, 1898, President William McKinley signed the Newlands Resolution, which annexed Hawaii as a U.S. territory. This led to Hawaii becoming a state in 1959.

4. Establishment of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: On July 10, 1916, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was established. The park encompasses two active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa, and is a popular tourist destination.

5. First Commercial Flight to Hawaii: On July 10, 1927, the first commercial flight to Hawaii took place. The flight was operated by Inter-Island Airways (now known as Hawaiian Airlines) and traveled from Honolulu to Hilo.
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