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5 Fun Facts About March 14 In Hawaii History

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1) The signing of the Kuleana Act in 1850 established an individual land ownership system in Hawaii, allowing Hawaiian commoners to own and sell their land for the first time.
2) On March 14, 1872, the first sugarcane plantation in Hawaii was established on the island of Kauai, marking the beginning of Hawaii's dominant industry for over a century.
3) In 1919, during the aftermath of World War I, a group of Native Hawaiians formed the Home Rule Party on March 14th with the goal of achieving greater political autonomy and self-governance for the Hawaiian people.
4) March 14, 1959 marked a historic moment for Hawaii as President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill officially admitting Hawaii as the 50th state of the United States.
5) On March 14, 1964, a magnitude 8.6 earthquake struck off the coast of Hawaii, causing widespread damage and triggering a tsunami that affected coastlines throughout the Pacific region. Fortunately, there were no fatalities reported in Hawaii.
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