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5 Fun Facts About July 14 In Hawaii History

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1. The overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy began on July 14, 1893, when a group of American businessmen and sugar planters, supported by U.S. troops, deposed Queen Liliuokalani.

2. On July 14, 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States, after decades of political and social struggles between pro-annexation and anti-annexation groups.

3. The Honolulu Fire Department was established on July 14, 1850, making it one of the oldest professional fire departments in the United States.

4. On July 14, 1962, NASA established the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai to support missile testing and space exploration activities in the Pacific region.

5. The 1946 Tsunami struck the Big Island of Hawaii on July 14, resulting in massive destruction and loss of life. The tsunami was triggered by an earthquake in the Aleutian Islands and was one of the deadliest natural disasters in the history of Hawaii.
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