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5 Fun Facts About September 5 In Hawaii History

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1. In 1924, the Honolulu Zoo officially opened its doors to the public on September 5th. It was originally established as a bird park in 1876, but eventually evolved into a full-fledged zoo.

2. Hurricane Iniki, one of the most powerful and devastating hurricanes in Hawaiian history, made landfall on September 5th, 1992, causing widespread destruction across the state.

3. On September 5th, 1945, the Japanese instrument of surrender was signed aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II. The ship was named after the state of Missouri but was also built in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

4. In 1839, the Treaty of Kuhina Nui was signed between the Hawaiian Kingdom and Great Britain, guaranteeing mutual friendship and assistance between the two countries.

5. The USS Arizona Memorial, which honors the lives lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor, was dedicated on September 5th, 1962. The memorial is built over the remains of the sunken battleship and is visited by millions of people each year.
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