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Hawaiian Medical Society founded.

Sailors' Home opens.


Steamer Kalama wrecks at Koloa, Kaua'i.

The Islands export 554,805 pounds of sugar and 58,842 gallons of molasses.

$1,152,000 worth of imports arrive in Hawai'i; exports total $360,000.

Forerunner of the Honolulu Advertiser - the Pacific Commercial Advertiser - founded.

Northern Assurance Company established, the first fire insurance agency in Honolulu.


William Harrison Rice digs a 10-mile ditch to supply Lihue Plantation with irrigation water.

Lava from Mauna Loa halts five miles from Hilo.

Hiram Bingham II sails Morning Star - the first missionary vessel of that name - to Honolulu.


The first artificial dye, mauve, derived from manmade ingredients.

Louis Pasteur determines germs spread disease.

Composer Robert Schumann dies in a mental asylum in Bonn.

Remains of Neanderthal man discovered near Dusseldorf, Germany.


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