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Activists George Helm and Kimo Mitchell disappear at sea while attempting to reach Kaho'olawe on surfboards.

UH Rainbow baseball becomes the first No. 1 nationally ranked team in the university's athletic history.

James Roumasset and six others are the first group to swim the nine-mile 'Au'au Channel between Lana'i and Maui.

Residents of Waiahole and Waikane valleys resist development plans; eventually the State buys land to keep it from developers.

Three thousand runners participate in the Honolulu Marathon.

Bribery charges against Mayor Fasi dropped when key witness refuses to testify.

H-2 Freeway and reef airport runway open.

Hawai'i residents reported longest-lived in nation.


Honolulu Stock Exchange closes after 79 years.

Iron workers' strike halts construction for four months.

Harry Bridges retires from ILWU (International Longshoremen and Workers' Union).



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Kilauea erupts.

Physicians' Office Building at Queen's Medical Center completed.

Webley Edwards, producer and host of the radio series Hawai'i Calls for over 37 years, dies.


Pompidou Centre built in Paris.

U.S. cedes control of the Panama Canal.

Elvis Presley dies.


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