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    Date Type
    A large meteor observed over the main island of Hawaii Science/Technology
    - A massive geomagnetic storm disrupts navigation and telegraphy around the globe Science/Technology
    American merchant captain discovers the Midway Islands Science/Technology
    An American clipper-ship burns in the Pacific leaving her crew in boats thousands of miles from land. Crime/Disasters
    Australian ship sinks in a storm in the Pacific, survivors reached land three weeks later barely alive Crime/Disasters
    First Japanese Ambassador leaves Japan for the United States US/the World
    First Japanese diplomatic mission to the United States arrives in California US/the World
    First Japanese Diplomatic Mission to the United States arrives in Hawaii US/the World
    First Japanese diplomatic mission to the United States departs Hawaii for San Francisco US/the World
    Gas lighting introduced in Hawaii Science/Technology
    Giant lava flow on the island of Hawaii reaches the ocean forty miles from the point of eruption Crime/Disasters
    Large volcanic eruption begins on the island of Hawaii Crime/Disasters
    Survivors from a burned clipper-ship reach Hawaii after forty-three days on the Pacific in an open boat. Crime/Disasters
    The Episcopal Church moves to establish itself in the Hawaiian Islands Religion/Philosophy
    The King of the Hawaiian Islands announces his kingdom's neutrality in the American War US/the World
    Name Type
    East Wailuku, HI City or Town
    Honolulu, HI City or Town
    How to Cite This Page: "Hawaii," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/22540.