King Kalakaua's funeral (Image: Hawaii State Archives)
Longtime news anchor Bob Sevey dies
Bruno Mars' mugshot
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Take a look back at some of the big headlines in Hawaii on this week in history.
1998: Aiea sugar mill demolished
The 99-year-old sugar mill is torn down following a 1996 decision by C&H to close the refinery. Many residents and the County government had fought to keep the mill’s 150-foot-tall smokestack in place.
The Black Pearl, the ship featured in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ films, docks at Kalaeloa to film the next installment of the popular movie series. Film officials expect filming will generate millions of dollars for the state.
1891: Kalakaua’s funeral
The funeral for King David Kalakaua is held, with a procession passing down King Street. He had died the previous month while visiting San Francisco.
A jury finds Albert Ian Schweitzer guilty of murder in the 1991 death of Dana Ireland on the Big Island. Investigators say 23-year-old Ireland was riding a bike when she was run over, taken to a remote fishing trail, sexually assaulted and left to die.
2006: Jack Johnson tops the charts
Haleiwa boy Jack Johnson hits the big time. His album, “Sing-a-Longs & Lullabies for the Film Curious George”, debuts at the top of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. It sells 163,000 copies in its first week and is his first album to debut at No. 1.
A couple days after his attorney strikes a plea deal on his behalf, rising pop star Bruno Mars appears before a Las Vegas judge to plead guilty to cocaine possession. Instead of spending time behind bars, he is placed on probation, has to pay a $2,000 fine, serve 200 hours of community service and must go through drug counseling.
1972: President Nixon visits Hawaii
The President stays in Honolulu for two days before traveling to China.