1. On September 24, 1890, the Kingdom of Hawaii established the Kapiolani Park in recognition of Queen Kapiolani's efforts to support the arts and provide recreational opportunities for the people of Hawaii.
2. In 1915, the Hawaii National Park was established, which included the active volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Kilauea, making it the first national park in the United States.
3. September 24, 2011, marked the 50th anniversary of the Molokai Labor Strike, a pivotal moment in the island's history where hundreds of workers went on strike for better wages and working conditions.
4. On this day in 1991, Hurricane Iniki, the most powerful hurricane to hit Hawaii in recorded history, made landfall on the island of Kauai, causing widespread destruction and 6 deaths.
5. In 1959, September 24 marked the day that Hawaii officially became the 50th state of the United States, commemorating the end of its journey towards statehood.
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