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This week in history: June 5-11

JFK is greeted by thousands of fans in Waikiki (Image: AP) JFK is greeted by thousands of fans in Waikiki (Image: AP)
Charles Reed Bishop dies Charles Reed Bishop dies
Kapiolani Park opens to the public (Image: Hawaii State Archives) Kapiolani Park opens to the public (Image: Hawaii State Archives)
Gov. Samuel Wilder King abolishes the death penalty in Hawaii Gov. Samuel Wilder King abolishes the death penalty in Hawaii
President Nixon stops in Hawaii President Nixon stops in Hawaii
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

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

JUNE 5

1957:  The death penalty in Hawaii is abolished

Gov. Samuel Wilder King sings a bill ending the death penalty in Hawaii. It comes more than 13 years after the last person was executed in the islands.  Adriano Domingo was hanged in January 1944 for murder, the 49th person to be hanged in Hawaii for murder.

1966:  Jacqueline Kennedy and her children begin 6-week stay in Hawaii

JUNE 6

2010:  The Honolulu Advertiser prints its last edition

After 154 years in print, the Honolulu Advertiser publishes its last copy. The next morning, it joins with the Star Bulletin, becoming the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

JUNE 7

1915:  Charles Reed Bishop dies at 93

Charles Reed Bishop dies while in San Francisco where he lived. His body is returned to Honolulu so he can be buried beside his wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, whose will founded the Kamehameha Schools.

1969:  President Richard Nixon visits Hawaii on his way to Midway

JUNE 8

1944:  2 Army B-25s crash into each other over Honolulu

The bombers collide in the air, destroying several homes and killing at least ten people on the ground.

1963:  President John F. Kennedy arrives in Hawaii to thousands of well-wishers

JUNE 9

1963:  JFK addresses National Conference of Mayors in Waikiki

An estimated 125,000 people show up to see President Kennedy as his motorcade drives through Waikiki, loading his car with flowers as he heads to the Hawaiian Village Hotel.

1972:  Hawaii Supreme Court rules 3-year residency requirement for employment unconstitutional

JUNE 10

2000:  Kamehameha Hwy. at Waimea Bay reopens after landslide

More than three months after a rockslide forced the closure of Kamehameha Highway, the road is finally reopened. During the closure, drivers are forced to use a temporary road directly on the Waimea Bay shore.

JUNE 11

1877:  Kapiolani Park is dedicated

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