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First sports broadcast covers the California-Stanford game on KGU.

Eighth Field Artillery Corps build a military road over Kolekole Pass, connecting Schofield Barracks with Waianae.

Heirs of J.M. Dowsett donate his Punahou Avenue home and grounds to the Shriners "to be maintained forever as a hospital for the benefit of crippled children."


$91,126,000 worth of imports arrive in Hawai`i; exports total $100,916,000.


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Alexander & Baldwin Company occupies new headquarters building in downtown Honolulu.

Car radios first sold in the Islands.

Matson Navigation Company merges with Los Angeles Steamship Company to develop Hawai`i trade with Pacific coast ports.

New intimately-scaled Mediterranean-style headquarters completed for C. Brewer and Company in downtown Honolulu at Fort and Queen Streets.


KGMB transmits a ten-minute Christmas segment, the first radio broadcast from Hawai`i to California.

Mutual Telephone Company continues to place city phone wires underground. Underground cable mileage in the Islands totals 33,262.49.

According to the U.S. Census, just over 46,000 Filipinos live and work in Hawai`i.

Puerto Ricans in the Islands number 6,671.

Four Hawai`i athletes compete in the National Junior Olympic games at Atlantic City.


Commercially sliced bread introduced.

Chrysler Building rises in New York.

First pinball machine invented in Chicago.

First World Cup in soccer played in Uruguay.

Haile Selassie crowned emperor of Ethiopia.


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