|The history of today
1883: Princess Ruth Ke'elikolani dies at age 65.
1905: The Lahaina plantation strike ends.
1952: The old Haleiwa Hotel has been sold for lumber and fixtures and is being torn down, The Advertiser reports. The hotel was built in the late 1880s by Oahu Railway and Land Co.
1958: Three children playing with matches spark a fire that destroys the Palolo Elementary School library.
1966: Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara orders that Hawai'i become a rest and recreation (R&R) center for servicemen fighting in Vietnam.
1969: Kilauea erupts, with fountaining reported in three different areas.
1970: An overflow crowd of nearly 700 says aloha to the Queen's Surf nightclub.