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5 Fun Facts About October 16 In Hawaii History

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1. In 1883, the "Horace Capron," the first ship to bring Japanese immigrants to Hawaii, arrived in Honolulu harbor. A total of 148 Japanese immigrants came over on this ship, marking the beginning of the significant Japanese migration to Hawaii.

2. In 1955, the Koko Crater cable car was opened to the public. The cable car is located in the Koko Head District Park, and it takes visitors up the Koko Crater for a breathtaking view of the coastline and the surrounding area.

3. In 1974, the first Aloha Week Festival was held in Waikiki. Aloha Week is now the state's largest festival, celebrating Hawaiian culture and heritage with a weeklong series of events that includes parades, music, hula performances, and more.

4. In 2006, the Hokulea, a traditional Hawaiian canoe, departed on its longest voyage ever. The voyage, called the "Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage," aimed to promote environmental awareness and cultural connections with communities around the world.

5. In 2018, Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted, forcing thousands of residents to evacuate their homes as lava flowed through neighborhoods and destroyed buildings. The eruption lasted for several months, causing significant damage to the Big Island's tourism industry and costing millions of dollars in damages.
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