|The history of today
1922: Hawaiian Electric Co., Mutual Telephone Co. and Honolulu Rapid Transit Co. agree to unify their pole systems and eliminate as many utility poles as possible.
1932: The board of supervisors and Mayor George Wright decide to extend Kapi'olani Boulevard from McCully Street to Wai'alae Avenue, fulfilling the original city plan for a 100-foot thoroughfare connecting the Waikiki and Kaimuki districts with downtown.
1938: The University of Hawai'i officially takes control of Honolulu Stadium.
1940: All of Hawai'i goes dark 12 minutes in the first territory-wide blackout drill.
1944: A simulated surprise raid is staged in Honolulu and militarily important sections of rural O'ahu to test civilian preparedness against possible air attacks.
1960: A tsunami triggered by a 8.6 magnitude earthquake in Chile kills 61 people in Hilo and destroys Waiakea town.
1963: Congress orders an investigation into skyrocketing sugar prices.
1970: University of Hawai'i Tent City residents shift the last of their shelters from the Bachman Hall lawn to the banyan court between Andrews Outdoor Theatre and the Pineapple Research Institute. UH President Harlan Cleveland ordered the tents off the campus saying the camp-in was no longer a responsible protest of housing conditions.
1989: The City Council blocks a controversial housing development near Sandy Beach.
1994: In an early-morning beautification blitz, Mayor Frank Fasi supervises city crews who install dozens of potted trees on sidewalks along Kalakaua Avenue where various nonprofit groups had been selling T-shirts. The work was done between 1 and 4 a.m.
2004: The Hokule'a sails from Hanalei Bay on its voyage to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The double-hull canoe followed a route believed similar to one used by Polynesian voyagers hundreds of years ago.
Correction: George F. Wright was mayor of Honolulu from 1931 to 1938. His first name was incorrect in an earlier version of this story.