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5 Fun Facts About September 9 In Hawaii History

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1. In 1850, the first newspaper in Hawaii, The Polynesian, was published in Honolulu on September 9th.

2. On September 9th, 1921, President Warren G. Harding dedicated the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium in Honolulu. The Natatorium originally served as a swimming pool and tribute to Hawaii's veterans.

3. The University of Hawaii held its first class on September 9th, 1907. The university, originally called the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts of the Territory of Hawaii, had just ten students in its inaugural class.

4. September 9th, 1992 marked an important date for Hawaiian language education. On this day, Hawaiian immersion programs became mandatory in all Hawaii public schools for grades K-6.

5. In 1995, Hurricane Ignacio hit Hawaii on September 9th. The storm caused significant damage, with winds reaching up to 105 miles per hour in some areas of the state. Despite the destruction, there were no fatalities reported due to the storm.
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