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5 Fun Facts About September 22 In Hawaii History

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1. In 1862, the first Japanese immigrants arrived in Hawaii on September 22. The group consisted of 149 men, women, and children who were brought to work on the sugar plantations.

2. On September 22, 1927, the island of Molokai was struck by a devastating hurricane. The hurricane caused widespread damage, and many homes and buildings were destroyed. The storm claimed the lives of two people and injured many others.

3. September 22, 1959, was a historic day for Hawaii, as it marked the signing of the Hawaii Statehood Act by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The act granted Hawaii statehood and the island officially became the 50th state of the United States on August 21, 1959.

4. In 1984, Hurricane Iwa hit the island of Kauai on September 22. The hurricane caused extensive damage, including loss of life and a significant impact on the island's economy.

5. On September 22, 2011, the Hokulea, a traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe, departed from Hawaii on a three-year journey around the world. The voyage was designed to promote Hawaiian culture and raise awareness about environmental issues. The Hokulea returned to Hawaii in June 2017 after traveling over 60,000 nautical miles.
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