|The history of today
1912: The Pacific Commercial Advertiser reports that the Japanese community plans to raise $100,000 to build a Hongwanji temple. The mission has been meeting in a Fort Street building.1920 John H. Wilson is elected by The Honolulu Board of Supervisors to fill the unexpired mayoral term of Joseph J. Fern, who died Feb. 20.
1941: A gang of 10 to 15 men beats a replacement Honolulu Rapid Transit Company driver as the bus strike that began Feb. 1 drags on.
1942: A ban on liquor sales that had been in effect since Dec. 7 is lifted and restricted sales are again allowed in Honolulu.
1946: The U.S. Supreme Court invalidates trials of civilians in military tribunals in Hawai'i while martial law was in effect during World War II.
1954: The mile-long Hawai'i statehood honor roll signed by 120,000 Hawai'i residents will be kept in the national archives, the U.S. Senate parliamentarian confirms.
1971: The City Council approves a contract between the city and MTL Inc. for MTL to operate the city's bus system, taking over from Honolulu Rapid Transit.
2002: The state's traffic van camera program is in operation again after a technical flaw is fixed.