100 Years Ago
1913 - At the Maui Theatre last night the series of pictures shown by the Japanese residents of Wailuku as a holiday attraction, in honor of the Emperor's birthday, attracted a large crowd of people. The show was a good one and was much enjoyed by those present.
75 Years Ago
1938 - An estimated 2,000 people swarmed through the new Recreation Center in Wailuku Friday night to hail its opening with boisterous enthusiasm. The laughter and hum of excitement was tribute enough to the success of the recreation committee of the Alexander House Settlement Assn. in providing a community recreation center for public enjoyment.
50 Years Ago
1963 - Flags at Maui Publishing Company and the rest of Maui were lowered to half-staff Friday, shortly after it was confirmed that President John F. Kennedy died when he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Most Maui businesses that had to continue in operation did so behind closed doors.
25 Years Ago
1988 - On Friday, the first storm of the season lashed the state, including Maui, with heavy rain, winds and surf, wreaking havoc on boats, closing roads and knocking out power and telephone service to some areas. On Maui, Haleakala was hardest hit, with 7.29 inches of rain recorded there.
10 Years Ago
2003 - Dawn Jemaill raises Vietnamese mini-potbelly pigs and has some piglets available for adoption. "The pet pigs wag their tails when they are happy, they don't get fleas and they can be trained to a litter box." She said the key to raising pigs is to help them avoid their natural inclination to eat like, well, pigs.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.