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This week in history: June 19-25

Queen Kapiolani dies Queen Kapiolani dies
Michelle Wie makes history by winning adult golf tournament at 13 Michelle Wie makes history by winning adult golf tournament at 13
President Eisenhower visits President Eisenhower visits
Fans around the world mourn the death of Michael Jackson Fans around the world mourn the death of Michael Jackson
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Take a look back at some of the big headlines in Hawaii on this week in history.

JUNE 20

1905:  Oahu’s first county election held

Voters elect a sheriff, county attorney and treasurer among other roles.

1960:  President Eisenhower arrives for 6-day visit

An estimated 200,000 people show up to greet President Dwight Eisenhower as he arrives in the islands.

JUNE 22

2003:  Michelle Wie, 13, wins first USGA title

At just 13 years old, Punahou student Michelle Wie becomes the youngest person to win any adult U.S. Golf Association event when she claims the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship in Florida.

JUNE 24

1899:  Queen Kapiolani dies at 64

Queen Esther Kapiolani, the wife of King David Kalakaua, dies in her Waikiki home from a lengthy illness. During her life, she created the Kapiolani Maternity Home, a place where mothers and their newborn babies could receive care. It continues today as Kapiolani Medical Center.

JUNE 25

2009:  Hawaii mourns death of Michael Jackson

Fans around the world and in Hawaii are shocked to learn that the King of Pop has died suddenly at the age of 50. Twelve years earlier, he performed to sold out crowds at the Aloha Stadium – the biggest concert in Hawaii history.

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