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Frank Fasi elected mayor of Honolulu for the first time.

Second Constitutional Convention held.

Neighbor isle counties elect mayors for the first time.

Fred Hemmings Jr. becomes Hawaii's first world surf champion when he wins the World Amateur Championships in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Margo Oberg wins the women's division.

Eddie Aikau becomes first lifeguard at Waimea Bay, O'ahu.


Hawaii's first McDonalds opens.

Sixty-one-day ILWU pineapple strike settled.

Chicago's Fred Harvey Company becomes a subsidiary of Amfac Inc.

Year's construction totals $463.2 million, a 26.2% increase over 1967.

Financial Plaza of the Pacific dedicated; the new building costs $22 million.

$1,025,400,000 worth of imports arrive in Hawai'i; exports total $378,100,000.



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Hawai`i Five-0 makes its national TV debut on CBS.

Tom Hamilton resigns as UH President.

State Capitol on Beretania Street completed.

Paradise Park Bird Sanctuary opens.

Queen's School of Nursing closes; the Coronary Care unit opens.

Construction of 700-foot Makapu`u Oceanic Center completed.

Construction of world's highest major observatory atop 13,680-foot Mauna Kea nears completion.


Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated.

Student protests throughout Europe and the U.S.

Eldridge Cleaver writes Soul on Ice.


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