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5 Fun Facts About June 1 In Hawaii History

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1. On June 1, 1794, King Kamehameha I, who united the Hawaiian Islands under his reign, issued the edict the "Law of the Splintered Paddle" which protected citizens during war and became a cornerstone of modern Hawaiian law.

2. June 1, 1910, marked the opening of the first luxury hotel in Hawaii, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki which catered to wealthy travellers and set a new standard for hospitality in the Pacific.

3. In 1942, June 1, marked the beginning of the Battle of Midway, which was a crucial turning point in the Pacific during World War II, and saw the US Navy defeat the Japanese, thwarting their plans for expansion in the region.

4. On June 1, 1978, the Hawaiian Language Act was passed, recognizing the Hawaiian language as an official language of the state and led to a resurgence of interest and revitalization of the Hawaiian language and culture.

5. June 1, 2007, saw the opening of the Bishop Museum's Pacific Hall, which showcases the cultural and natural history of the Pacific region and features exhibits on Hawaiian culture and environmental science.
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