|The history of today
Mrs. Jane Stanford, widow of U.S. Sen. Leland Stanford, died late on Feb. 28, 1905, under mysterious circumstances at the Moana Hotel. This was the headline in the Pacific Commercial Advertiser the next morning.
1906: City improvement clubs offer suggestions on improving Honolulu. Ideas include a structure of classical design with fluted columns on Punchbowl and a Japanese garden and teahouse in Kapi'olani Park.
1907: Yokohama Specie Bank acquires a site at the corner of Merchant and Bethel streets.
1917: F.F. and H.A. Baldwin buy the island of Lana'i for $588,000. They say they intend to turn it into a cattle ranch.
1932: The 19-month-old son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped from the Lindbergh home in New Jersey.
1934: Joseph Poindexter becomes the eighth governor of the Territory of Hawai'i in a quiet ceremony at 'Iolani Palace.
1950: The Navy says it is pulling out of Midway Island, once second only to Pearl Harbor as the mightiest naval base in the Pacific.
1956: The Territorial Highway department proposes a mile-long elevated superhighway along the waterfront from Punchbowl Street to Ala Moana and Pi'ikoi.
1960: Chinn Ho, president of Capital Investment Co., announces he will participate in the development of the planned giant Ilikai cooperative apartment-hotel.
1967: Bus drivers strike Honolulu Rapid Transit. HRT board chairman Harry Weinberg leaves for the Mainland before the strike begins.