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5 Fun Facts About July 20 In Hawaii History

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1) On July 20, 1969, Hawaii residents gathered around televisions to watch the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. The event spurred a sense of pride and excitement throughout the state.

2) July 20, 1954 marked the day that Hawaii officially became the 50th state of the United States. It was a momentous occasion for residents who had long fought for statehood.

3) In 1915, on July 20, the first airplane arrived in Hawaii from the mainland United States. It was piloted by Art Smith, who later became a famous aviator and barnstormer.

4) On July 20, 1937, Amelia Earhart made her final radio transmission before disappearing over the Pacific Ocean during a record-breaking attempt to fly around the world. Her disappearance remains one of the great mysteries of aviation history.

5) July 20, 1899 was the date that the first Japanese immigrants arrived in Hawaii to work on sugar plantations. Over the years, these immigrants and their descendants played a significant role in shaping the culture and economy of the state.
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