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5 Fun Facts About June 18 In Hawaii History

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1. In 1987, Mount Waialeale, located on the island of Kauai, broke a world record by receiving over 11,500 millimeters of rainfall in a single year. This record remains unbroken to this day, making Mount Waialeale one of the wettest places on Earth.

2. On June 18, 1987, the US Congress passed the Boland Amendment, which barred the use of US funds to support the Contra rebels in Nicaragua. This amendment was a major blow to the Reagan administration's efforts to support the Contras, and signaled a shift in US foreign policy towards Central America.

3. In 1897, the Great Mahele was ratified by the Hawaiian government, which established private ownership of land in Hawaii for the first time. This was a major turning point in Hawaiian history, as it paved the way for increased Westernization and the eventual annexation of Hawaii by the United States.

4. On June 18, 1929, the first Hawaiian Airlines flight took off from Honolulu and landed on Maui. The airline was initially founded to transport passengers and mail between Honolulu and Maui, and has since expanded to become one of the largest US airlines.

5. In 1819, King Kamehameha II abolished the traditional kapu system in Hawaii, which had governed social and religious practices for centuries. This move was a significant step towards modernization and Westernization in Hawaii, and paved the way for increased contact with foreign powers.
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