|The history of today
The Matsonia's arrival on her maiden trip the previous day merited expansive coverage on Feb. 3, 1914.
1916: Marguerite Kamehaokalani Ashford is the second woman ever admitted to the practice of law in Hawai'i.
1920: Pacific Commercial Advertiser reports that Kamehameha Highway is the name selected by the Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian Warriors for the O'ahu belt road.
1936: Father Damien's remains are disinterred from his grave at Kalawao and taken to Honolulu. They will eventually be taken to Belgium.
1942: The office of the military governor warns Hawai'i merchants against profiteering in food items. A list of maximum prices is released for potatoes onions, rice, bananas, fish and cheese.
1954: Japan Airlines inaugurates service between Tokyo and Honolulu
1960: Lava from the Kilauea eruption crosses the main road in Kapoho and destroys the post office, Hara's Store and 12 other buildings in the village.
1967: America's first three Apollo astronauts are killed when an intense flash fire traps them in their spacecraft in a simulated launch.
1985: Hawai'i's Ellison Onizuka completes his first space mission, a secret three-day flight by the shuttle Discovery. Its mission was to put an advanced radio eavesdropping satellite in a spy orbit overlooking the Soviet Union.