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more than $200 million in US currency was burned at both a
crematorium and the Aiea Sugar Mill in Hawaii, due to being redeemed for HAWAII Overprint Notes (?
$20 Note pictured) in three days of nearly non-stop negotiations,
mediated an end to a 1947 Nathan Feinsinger pineapple workers' strike which threatened the entire Hawaiian economy?
only three of the
— the largest islands of the United States Big Island of Hawaii, Kodiak Island, and Puerto Rico — are greater than 3,000 square miles (8,000 km²) in size?
crematory at the in Oahu Cemetery Hawaii was used to burn $200 million in U.S. bank notes after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941?
Hawaiian settlement was named after an ancient canoe bailer who worked for Kainaliu King Keawenuiaʻumi in the 16th century?
in 1967, the
M139 bomblet (interior pictured) was tested in Hawaii using live Sarin nerve agent?
Spanish sailor (1774–1837) introduced many crops such as Don Francisco de Paula Marín pineapple to Hawaii?
blister beetle was introduced in Hawaii to trim the wood-boring population, but the beetle failed to survive in the islands?
Sonoran carpenter bee an attempted
Russian conquest of Hawaii in 1815–1817 was led by a ?
German physician because actor
Alan Dale was unable to go to Hawaii to appear on ABC's as Lost , the camera crew moved to Charles Widmore London to include him on the show anyway?
exhibits at the
on Bailey House Museum Maui include a 33 feet (10 m) fishing boat, a collection of snail shells, a unique wooden statue of a Hawaiian demi-god, and 19th century Maui landscapes ( pictured)?
Pali Lookout in Hawaii was originally the site of the bloody , where 400 warriors were driven over a cliff by Battle of Nu'uanu Kamehameha I?
, a control ship in the cleanup of the USS Mount Vernon Exxon Valdez oil spill, was destroyed off the coast of Hawaii in 2005?
the old Honolulu Police Station in
Hawaii's was designed by American architect Merchant Street Historic District in the Louis Davis Mission Revival Style?
the second deepest spot in the world, the
, was discovered by a team of scientists from HMRG Deep Hawaii even though it is located by Guam?
the steel beams of
, in Opaekaa Road Bridge Kapa'a, Hawaii were forged in 1890 in Motherwell, Scotland?
Apollo VI space capsule was recovered by the 380 miles north of USS Okinawa (LPH-3) Kauai, Hawaii?
the last two buildings used by the
were built atop the foundation of a 19th-century Makawao Union Church sugarcane mill in Maui, Hawaii?
the first newspaper in
Hawaii was printed by students of in 1834, on a printing press brought to the islands in 1820?
Lorrin Andrews the
bluestripe snapper (pictured) was introduced to Hawaii in the 1950s as a sport fish, and now outcompetes native fish for space and food?
(or plumeria), which is used to make frangipani leis (pictured) in Hawaii, is native to Central and northern South America?
, an western yellowjacket invasive species in Hawaii, can be baited with poisoned catfood?
Hawaii showing of From Here to Eternity premiered at the ?
is a Thyrocopa genus of flightless moth endemic to Hawaii?
, the Pleistodontes froggatti fig wasp that pollinates the Moreton Bay fig, was intentionally introduced into Hawaii in 1921?
, one of the Ben Finney Polynesian Voyaging Society founders who designed, built, and sailed the on its first voyage from Hokulea Hawaii to Tahiti, wrote his thesis on surfing for his M.A. degree?
, the first unmarried female foreign Betsey Stockton missionary, was a manumitted slave who established schools in Hawaii and Canada?
, a Cross Seamount landform arising from the ocean floor southwest of Hawaii, is used by the NOAA to study tuna migratory patterns?
, Eduardo Malapit mayor of Kauai, Hawaii, from 1974 to 1982, was the first mayor of Filipino descent in the United States?
a Ah Jook Ku, journalist and writer based in Hawaii, was the first Asian American reporter for the , as well as the first Asian American female reporter for the Associated Press ?
AMiBA (pictured) is a radio telescope located on Mauna Loa in Hawaii that is being used to observe the Cosmic Microwave Background and the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect in clusters of galaxies?
Dave Burrell's operatic live jazz album was his response to Windward Passages land development in Hawaii during the late 1970's?
Hawaii's has been blocked repeatedly by Chain of Craters Road lava flows from Kīlauea volcano (pictured) since it was built in 1928?
hula master was designated a "Living Golden Treasure" by the state of George Na'ope Hawaii?
(pictured) on the 'Opaeka'a Falls Hawaiian island of Kauai is named after the native freshwater shrimp ("rolling shrimp" in Hawaiian) that "roll" down the falls?
George Lycurgus (pictured), who developed two historic hotels in Hawaii, was arrested and imprisoned for treason after the failed 1895 counter-revolution?
had been filmed in a commercial for the bank in Harry Endo Hawaii where he worked when he was asked to play the role of "Che Fong", an original cast member of the television series ?
bring severe weather to Kona lows Hawaii two to three times each year between October and April?
took the first Lee Embree air-to-air photographs of the 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor from an unarmed B-17 Flying Fortress, which arrived in Hawaii 30 minutes after the beginning of the attack?
in mahi-mahi fishing Hawaii has been done from kites flown from cliff tops?
, a widely cultivated Duranta erecta ornamental plant, has been identified as an invasive species in Fiji, French Polynesia and Hawaii?
is known as the Kawaiahao Church Westminster Abbey of Hawaii?
was the first Johnny Noble Hawaiian composer to be inducted into the ASCAP?
would allow Hawaii House Bill 444 civil unions in the state of Hawaii?
was the first person from Herbert K. Pililaau Hawaii to receive the Medal of Honor?
in 2007 helped relieve a persistent drought in Hurricane Cosme Hawaii?
caused significant damage in Hurricane Fico Hawaii without making landfall?
( Hurricane Kenneth pictured) brought heavy rainfall to Oahu and Kauai in Hawaii, enough for its name to be considered for retirement?
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