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5 Fun Facts About May 5 In Hawaii History

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1. The first Hawaiian-language newspaper was published on May 5, 1834. Called Ka Lama Hawaii, it was published by missionary Levi Chamberlain and helped to promote literacy among Hawaiians.

2. On May 5, 1893, the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown by a group of American businessmen and politicians with the support of the United States government. This event would set the stage for Hawaii's eventual annexation by the United States.

3. May 5, 1927 saw the first flight from the mainland United States to Hawaii. The flight, piloted by Charles Lindbergh, took over 21 hours to complete and helped to establish the modern aviation industry in Hawaii.

4. On May 5, 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state in the United States. This historic event capped decades of political struggle by the people of Hawaii to gain equal status with the other states of America.

5. In recent years, May 5 has become a popular day for celebrating Hawaiian culture and traditions. Many events are held throughout the state, including hula performances, food festivals, and cultural exhibits, to showcase the unique beauty of Hawaii to both locals and visitors alike.
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