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5 Fun Facts About November 27 In Hawaii History

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1. In 1917, the territory of Hawaii imposed prohibition on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of liquor, joining other states that had already implemented similar measures.

2. In 1953, the USS Runner, a submarine that was returning from a deployment in the western Pacific, accidentally ran aground on a reef off the coast of Oahu. Despite efforts to free the vessel, it eventually had to be decommissioned and scrapped.

3. In 1965, the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act was amended to allow native Hawaiians who were at least 50% of native blood quantum to lease homestead lands without undergoing an extensive waiting period.

4. In 1978, Hawaiian musician Alika Lyman released his debut album, "Leis of Jazz," which blended traditional Hawaiian music with jazz and popular music styles.

5. In 2012, President Barack Obama signed the Native American Heritage Day and National Day of Mourning proclamation, acknowledging the contributions of Native Americans and honoring the tragic history of their treatment by European settlers.
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