|The history of today
1876: The Reciprocity Treaty, under which sugar and other products from Hawai'i can enter the United States without customs duties, is ratified by the U.S. Senate.
1907: Walter Frear is inaugurated governor of the Territory of Hawai'i.
1946: More than 80,000 people gather at Kapi'olani Park for a tribute to Hawai'i's World War II veterans. The colors of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the 100th Infantry Battalion are officially returned to the territory during a ceremony at the park.
1961: Libby, McNeil & Libby announces it will close its pineapple operations on Maui after more than 35 years. It's the second company to announce closure of pineapple operations on a Neighbor Island in less than two years.
1971: President Nixon imposes a freeze on all wages, prices and rents and asks Congress to cut taxes by $6.3 billion in an effort to revitalize the sluggish economy, The price freeze is lifted for most goods and services on Aug. 12, 1973.
1972: James W. Douglass and James V. Albertini are found guilty of conspiracy and damage to files at Hickam Air Force Base's electronic warfare office on March 2. Douglass was an assistant professor of religion at the University of Hawai'i. Albertini was discharged from his job as a teacher at St. Ann's Catholic School after the Hickam incident. Douglass poured blood, which he said was his own, on the Hickam files. Albertini was stopped inside the office as Douglass was being subdued.
1980: A huge gasoline-fueled blaze rages through Chevron's storage compound on Nimitz Highway for more than three hours. Two people died from their injuries and another 17 were hurt. More than 100 city, state and military firefighters fought the blaze.
2004: The Advertiser begins printing on its new $82 million press in Kapolei.