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5 Fun Facts About September 7 In Hawaii History

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1. In 1900, the Organic Act was signed, establishing Hawaii as a territory of the United States. The Act granted citizenship to Hawaiian residents and created a territorial government.

2. On September 7, 1922, the Honolulu Museum of Art opened its doors to the public. Originally founded in 1927 as the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the museum houses an impressive collection of Asian, European, and American art and artifacts.

3. In 1941, the USS Pennsylvania, a battleship located in Pearl Harbor, was hit by a torpedo during a Japanese attack. The ship was repaired in time to participate in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.

4. On September 7, 1977, the Hawaiian Handball Association was founded. The organization promotes the sport of handball in Hawaii and encourages participation in tournaments and events.

5. In 1990, Hurricane Iniki struck Kauai, causing widespread damage and leaving thousands without power or water. The hurricane caused over $1.8 billion in damage and is considered one of the most devastating storms in Hawaiian history.
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