A HONOLULU STREET THEATER CLASSIC
|`Ua mau ke ea o ka `aina i ka pono
E Komo Mai
At the foot of Diamond Head, the remnant of an extinct volcanic crater, lies the
playground of the Pacific. From all corners of the world people flock to this small
patch of tropical paradise, attracted by the lure of sun, surf, swaying palm trees, and
the exotic charm of Honolulu. Waikiki Beach, a golden crescent of sand, once the
seat of Hawaiian monarchy, today is one of the world’s most famous beaches.
At night Waikiki is an exuberant world of shops, bistros and neon lights, alive with
people, and replete with amusing street entertainers. Often heralded as the
ambassadors of aloha, these musicians, singers, mimes, drummers, and a myriad of
other performers give Waikiki a local color and ambience found nowhere else in the
Hawaiian Islands. This film takes you for a delightful evening stroll down seafront
Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki's main drive, to enjoy the extraordinary sights and sounds
of this lively promenade.
SAL P. BUONOCORE
500-750? A. D.
The first people to arrive in Hawai’i were the Polynesians...
The first Tahitians arrived in Hawai’i by outrigger canoe...
Pa'ao, a Tahitian high priest arrived on the Big Island of Hawai’i....
Kamehameha the Great is born in Kohala district, northern part of...
British explorer Captain James Cook lands his ships Resolution and...
Kamehameha the Great begins his campaign to unify the Hawaiian Islands....
Kamehameha the Great unites all the main Hawaiian Islands under one rule...
Kamehameha puts down a rebellion on the Big Island led by Namakeha...
Kamehameha the Great dies at Kailua, Hawai’i, and his son Liholiho...
The First Company of American missionaries arrives off the Big Island...
Kamehameha III promulgates Hawaii’s first constitution.
The United States recognizes the Kingdom of Hawai’i.
Honolulu is officially declared a city. The legislature authorizes the hiring of...
Chinese contract laborers arrive in Hawai’i.
The first general census of Hawai’i shows a population of 73,138 people...
First monthly steamer service from California.
Violent eruption of Mauna Loa with accompanying earthquakes.
A reciprocity treaty is signed with the United States.
King David Kalakaua becomes the first monarch to circle the globe....
King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani mark the ninth year of their reign by...
First Japanese immigrants arrive.
Kalakaua is forced to sign the “Bayonet Constitution” limiting the monarch’s...
Kalakaua dies and is succeeded by his sister Lydia Liliuokalani.
After attempting to restore power to the throne and empower native Hawaiians...
Sanford B. Dole becomes president of the Republic of Hawai’i.
Hawai’i is annexed to the United States.
The Territory of Hawai’i is inaugurated with Sanford B. Dole as...
The City and County of Honolulu are formed....
Former Queen Liliuokalani dies.
The entire island of Lanai is purchased by the Hawaiian Pineapple...
Death of Sanford B. Dole.
Two pilots of the United States Army make the first successful non-stop...
Mauna Loa erupts producing a spectacular lava flow....
Attack on Pearl Harbor and other military installations in the islands...
Martial law is terminated in Hawai’i by presidential order.
Hawai’i becomes the 50th state of the United States....
The first year during which one million tourists visit the Hawaiian islands....
Frank F. Fasi becomes mayor of the City and County of Honolulu....
Hawai’i celebrates the bicentennial of the arrival of Captain James Cook...
The islands see a boom in development with the construction of new...
Thousands in the islands observe the centennial of the overthrow of...
Special thanks to Michiko Konishi
Future queen Lydia Liliuokalani is born,
The Great Mahele, or division of lands, is proclaimed by Kamehameha III....
Portuguese laborers arrive. First telephone lines in Hawai’i.