Nat’l Honey Month
HAWAIIAN WORD OF THE DAY — Meli: Honey
PIDGIN WORD OF THE DAY — Hani: Honey
HAWAIIAN PROVERB OF THE DAY — “The scallops are not all the same size.”
HAOLE SAYING OF THE DAY — “The discovery of America was the occasion of the greatest outburst of cruelty and reckless greed in history.” - Joseph Conrad
TODAY: Sea-level rise has been identified as a principal cause of coastal erosion in Hawaii, according to a study released this week by the University of Hawaii. Maui’s erosion rate of 78% is well above the 52% rate reported on Oahu, where the average shoreline change rate was 3cm of erosion per year, according to findings released by the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. More »
HAWAII EVENTS ON THIS DAY — September 4th
- 1836: Around September 4, 1836 (exact date is uncertain), Father Arsenius Walsh began the second attempt by Catholics to found a mission on Maui. The first mission failed when the Maui chiefs banished priests in 1827. This time, under the protection of French and British vessels in port at Maui, the priest was able to establish a foothold, though local chefs forbade him to administer to Hawaiians. He could preach only to visiting foreigners. Walsh paved the way for such well known missionaries as Mother Cope and Father Damien. Today, there are 17 Catholic Churches on Maui.
- 1880: High Chiefess Fanny Kekuiapoiwa Kekelaokalani Young, mother of Queen Emma, dies. She was 76.
- 1889: Oahu Railway and Land Co.’s first train, a Baldwin locomotive and two excursion cars, makes its first run.
- 1978: Fifty-one Hawaiian protesters are arrested and charged with entering a restricted area during a demonstration in which they pushed their way onto the Hilo Airport runway after a series of confrontations with National Guard troops and Big Island police.
- 1988: Hurricane Uleki does not hit Hawaii, but three people drown in surf churned up by the storm.
- 1989: Aaron “Buck” Buchwach, retired editor in chief of The Advertiser, dies at the age of 68. The Advertiser noted that he was one of Hawaii’s toughest and most effective journalists.
- 2011: Maui Hotel & Lodging Associates Supports Utilizing More Water Resources. “Maui has one of the wettest areas on the planet. We don’t have a water supply problem but rather one of water infrastructure. The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association encourages the public to get involved and support our county’s efforts to secure more water for our residents.” More >
- 2012: 7 Hikers Rescued After Attempting Olowalu to Iao Valley Hike. Seven hikers had to be airlifted from a 2,000-foot ridge early Sunday morning while attempting to hike from Olowalu to Iao Valley in the West Maui Mountains. More >