Beached Whale Rescued on Maui


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Day 229 of 2010
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HAWAIIAN WORD OF THE DAY — Pila ho‘okani: Music (vocal)
PIDGIN WORD OF THE DAY — Sing sing: Music
HAWAIIAN PROVERB OF THE DAY — “A one-eyed fisherman spoils the luck.”
HAOLE SAYING OF THE DAY — “A good life is the only religion” (Thomas Fuller)

TODAY: Beached Beak Whale – A beaked whale weighing nearly a ton was rescued yesterday after beaching itself in Kihei. It was later flown to a marine mammal rehabilitation pool in Hilo. to test its blood and hearing. More >
EVENTS ON THIS DAY — August 17th
  • 1790: The capital of the U.S. moves to Philadelphia from New York City
  • 1815: Napoleon arrives at the island of St. Helena to begin serving his exile
  • 1858: The first bank in Hawaii open
  • 1903: Joseph Pulitzer donates one million dollars to Columbia University, enabling the Pulitzer Prizes in his name
  • 1961: The construction of the Berlin Wall begins, just days after East Berlin closed the border to West Berlin
  • 1969: The Woodstock Music and Art Fair concludes in upstate NY
  • 1998: President Bill Clinton undergoes grand jury questioning in the Monica Lewinsky scandal
  • 2005: Israeli security forces begin the forcible removal of Jews from four settlements in the Gaza Strip.
  • 2008: American swimmer Michael Phelps and three teammates won the 400-meter medley relay for Phelps’ record-breaking eighth gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.
BORN ON THIS DAY — August 17th

  • 1786: Davy Crockett, U.S. politician
  • 1887: Marcus Garvey, began back-to-Africa movement among U.S. blacks
  • 1892: Mae West, actress
  • 1905: John Hay Whitney, publisher
  • 1921: Maureen O’Hara, actress
  • 1923: Larry Rivers, modern/abstract painter
  • 1929: Francis Gary Powers, U.S. spy
  • 1943: Robert De Niro, actor
  • 1960: Sean Penn, actor/director
  • 1969: Donald E Wahlberg, Jr, rocker
DIED ON THIS DAY — August 17th

  • 1935: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist and writer (b. 1860)
  • 1973: Conrad Aiken, American author (b. 1889)
  • 1988: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr., son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (b. 1914)
  • 1988: Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress (b. 1935)
  • 1990: Pearl Bailey, American singer and actress (b. 1918)
  • 1995: Howard Koch, American screenwriter (b. 1902)
  • 2007: Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (b. 1982)

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