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The history of today
The Dec. 24, 1931, Advertiser reported on an eruption at Halema'uma'u that started Dec. 23. On Dec. 24, numerous fountains of lava were reported.
1912: San Francisco officials announce that because three people had died of bubonic plague in Hilo, all vessels arriving in San Francisco from Hilo will be fumigated. The Advertiser noted that the plague cases were not in Hilo but in Kukuihaele, a village above Waipi'o.
1930: The athletic building and locker rooms at McKinley High School are destroyed in a fire.