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This week in history: April 17-23

Ronald and Nancy Reagan visit Hawaii Ronald and Nancy Reagan visit Hawaii
A stowaway survives in the wheel well of a plane across the Pacific Ocean A stowaway survives in the wheel well of a plane across the Pacific Ocean
Bruno Mars performs to sold out crowds at the Blaisdell Arena Bruno Mars performs to sold out crowds at the Blaisdell Arena
Linda Lingle names the commemorative state quarter design Linda Lingle names the commemorative state quarter design
Teachers return to the classroom following an extended strike Teachers return to the classroom following an extended strike
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Take a look back at some of the big headlines in Hawaii on this week in history.

APRIL 17

2011:  Hawaii has highest gas prices in the nation

Gas prices reach a new statewide high of $4.48 for a gallon of regular unleaded, according to AAA. This moves Hawaii to the top of the list nationwide for the cost fill up.

APRIL 18

2014:  Bruno Mars performs to sold out crowd in Honolulu

Grammy award winning performer Bruno Mars returns to his home state for three concerts at the Blaisdell Arena. The Roosevelt High School graduate takes the stage for his first performance just before 10 p.m., and does not disappoint. The “Moonshine Jungle” tour is right on the heels of a knockout Super Bowl halftime show and sells out nationwide.

APRIL 19

1970:  President Nixon attends service at Kawaiahao Church, prays for safe return of Apollo 13 mission

2010:  Police begin enforcing ban on shopping carts, tents at Oahu city parks

No shopping carts and no tents without a permit. Police start enforcing the ban at Oahu city parks on this day. In combination with late-night park closures, many homeless people tell Hawaii News now they’re looking for loopholes. Some have started laying their tents out flat to get around the tent ban.

2014:  Michelle Wie wins first pro tournament in Hawaii    

Michelle Wie, 24, wins the Lotte Championship at the Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei. She rallies from four strokes at the start of the day to shoot a 5-under 67, marking the Punahou graduate’s first pro win in the United States.

APRIL 20

1988:  U.S. Senate approves legislation that apologizes to Japanese-Americans placed in internment camps

Co-sponsored by Hawaii’s U.S. Sen. Spark Matsunaga, the bill also authorizes $20,000 payments to each living person who was interned during World War II.

2014:  Against the odds, stowaway survives trip across the Pacific 

A 16-year-old stowaway miraculously survives a trip across the Pacific Ocean, hidden in a plane’s wheel well. The runaway from Santa Clara, Calif. says he argued with his family and ran off. He lands in Kahului, Maui after a nearly 5 and a half hour flight.

APRIL 21

1900:  James Campbell, a major landowner in Hawaii, dies

APRIL 22

1984:  President Reagan and First Lady attend Easter service at St. Andrew’s Cathedral

2013:  Hanabusa to run for Senate

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa tells the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee of plans to challenge U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in next year’s Democratic primary.

Gov. Abercrombie had selected Schatz after the death of long-time Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, despite Inouye’s direct request that Hanabusa succeed him. The upcoming election is to fill the final two years of his term.

APRIL 23

1973:  Teachers return to the classroom, ending a 3-week strike

2007:  Special Hawaii quarter selected

Gov. Linda Lingle names the quarter to represent Hawaii in the commemorative state series. The winner? The Kamehameha design with the state motto. It beats out more than 400 other ideas submitted to the Hawaii Quarter Advisory Commission. A total of 26,000 people had voted in a public poll with about 7,000 choosing the King Kamehameha design.

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