100 Years Ago
1913 - Within five weeks from the present time, ships' boats will be able to land passengers and freight at the new Kihei wharf. Passengers who used to cringe at McGregor's will be able to come ashore in comfort and safety at Kihei.
75 Years Ago
1938 - Saturday afternoon the kids had their fun piping hot as the first trial runs of the 1938 Soap Box Derby were held in Wailuku at 2 p.m. over the Kaohu St. trial course. Contestant ages ran the gamut from 14 years to enthusiasts of 10.
50 Years Ago
1963 - Hawaiian Airlines is increasing service with two new types of aircraft, the luxurious, roomy four-engine DC6-B and the Jet-prop four-engine Royal Viscount. The four-engine Douglas DC-3B is the largest plane in interisland service at least 69 percent more space per passenger than any competitive aircraft. For those who have a yen for jet power, the Royal Viscount has dependable Rolls Royce jet engines.
25 Years Ago
1988 - A federal aviation investigator today provided a chillingly detailed account of the moments after 18 feet of fuselage ripped away from an Aloha Airlines jet as it flew 24,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean last April. This testimony came first on a four-day hearing in Seattle into why the skin on the Boeing 737-200 peeled away like a sardine can.
10 Years Ago
2003 - A plan long in the works to move a former home of legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh to federal land in Haleakala National Park is finally being launched. The Historic Hawaii Foundation will hold a blessing, groundbreaking and dedication at the park this morning.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.