This day in his­tory

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - MIXED PLATE - This Day in His­tory is com­piled by Brandon Halea­mau for the Tri­buneHer­ald us­ing news­pa­per ar­chives. When­ever pos­si­ble, the news ac­counts pro­vided in this col­umn were taken ver­ba­tim from the news­pa­per.

1942

Although Sen. W.H. Hill re­signed as Big Is­land director of civil­ian de­fense, he is still of­fi­cer in charge of civil­ian af­fairs for the mil­i­tary gov­ern­ment.

This was clar­i­fied Satur­day by lo­cal mil­i­tary au­thor­i­ties who ex­plained Hill will con­tinue in his post for the of­fice of the mil­i­tary gover­nor, although he was com­pelled to re­sign as Of­fice of Civil De­fense director un­der the pol­i­tics rul­ing of ter­ri­to­rial OCD of­fi­cials.

1967

Photo caption: KONA HIL­TON TAKES FORM — Kailua’s shore­line is as­sum­ing a new look at its south­ern end where the 190-room Kona Hil­ton is un­der con­struc­tion. Con­struc­tion of the seven-story ho­tel, to be­come Kona’s sec­ond high rise, is about 75 per­cent com­plete.

Of­fi­cials are eye­ing Jan. 1, 1968, as an open­ing date. The $1.8 mil­lion ho­tel is be­ing built by My­ron Burns and Jack­son Broth­ers.

1992

They came to the Big Is­land from the far cor­ners of the main­land, 800 strong, to take firm con­trol of their lives and lose the ex­cess bag­gage. They paid thou­sands of dol­lars, these doc­tors and sales peo­ple and en­gi­neers and en­ter­tain­ers, to climb poles, bal­ance on ca­bles and walk over hot coals . ...

On day seven of the nine-day An­thony Rob­bins “Mas­tery” per­sonal-de­vel­op­ment sem­i­nar, this army of bright-eyed, bub­bling ide­al­ists fanned out across the Big Is­land … clear­ing over­grown hi­bis­cus at the Ke­hei Pua Home­less Shel­ter, paint­ing and build­ing shelves at the Hilo Food Bank and vis­it­ing el­derly at Kona Coast Hos­pi­tal . ...

Why? “Con­tribut­ing to the com­mu­nity is es­sen­tial to hu­man growth and per­sonal mas­tery,” said Rob­bins, the sem­i­nar’s founder.

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