Looking Back Through The Maui News
100 Years Ago
1919 — Keliipio, the oldest Hawaiian on Maui, died at his home in Waihee. He was born in Kahakuloa over 100 years ago and claimed to remember when Kamehameha I died.
75 Years Ago
1944 — When Capt. Jack Hifuo Mizuha, a veteran of the Italian campaign, arrives on Maui he will become the first AJA soldier to return here from combat in Italy.
50 Years Ago
1969 — New seven-digit telephone numbers will go into effect in Maui County, Ernest L. Halford, Hawaiian Telephone island manager announced. Coincident with the number conversion, Lahaina-Napili customers will no longer need to dial the prefix “9” outside their dialing area.
25 Years Ago
1994 — Iao School student Emi Eno took first place in the National History Day competition last week at the University of Maryland with a research paper titled “Japanese American Relocation Camps: Geographical Adaptation to Forced Migration.”
10 Years Ago
2009 — A band of professional and amateur turtle wranglers accomplished a record round-up of three rare hawksbill turtles for scientific tagging this month at Oneuli (Black Sand) Beach near Puu Olai in Makena.
* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.