Last New Years of the millennium greeted with fear and uncertainty but a massive computer meltdown due to the Y2K computer bug does not materialize.
Steve Case, Punahou graduate and head of AOL, makes a major donation of stock to the school, a gift that converts to about $8 million.
arrives in Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Hokule'a has now sailed each of the major Polynesian migration routes and docked at each of the three corners of the Polynesian triangle: Hawai'i, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Rapa Nui. Read More.
Two local TV affiliates, KHON-2 and KITV-4 launch "clock time." For the first time their 10 p.m. newscasts start at 10 p.m., conforming to mainland schedules.
John Young Museum of Art dedicated. The museum displays gifts to the University of Hawai'i as well as pieces from artist Young's personal collection.