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Reorganization of the Board of Education results in a Bureau of Public Instruction.

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First inspector of schools Abraham Fornander.

The Industrial and Reformatory School is Hawaii's first institution for juvenile offenders.

R.C. Wyllie, Minister of Foreign Relations, dies at age 67.

Queen Emma departs on a visit to Europe and the United States.

Small number of Marquesan immigrants arrive.

Last wheat flour exported from the Islands.

First inn building erected at the edge of Kilauea Crater, later the site of the Volcano House.

The Islands export 15,318,097 pounds of sugar and 542,819 gallons of molasses.

$1,946,000 worth of imports arrive in Hawai'i; exports total $1,717,000.

Dr. William Hillebrand brings the common mynah bird from India to combat the army worms ravaging Island pasture lands. He also introduces the spotted munia, or ricebird.

Wives of Chinese laborers arrive in Hawai'i for the first time aboard the Roscoe. Some earlier male Chinese arrivals married Hawaiian women.

Ejected from their stronghold on Lana'i, the Mormon community gathers at La'ie, O'ahu.

President Lincoln assassinated at Ford's Theater, Washington, D.C.

Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox.

13th Amendment outlaws slavery.

Ku Klux Klan (KKK) founded to maintain white supremacy through intimidation and violence.

Leo Tolstoy publishes War and Peace.

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