Looking Back Through The Maui News
100 Years Ago
1919 — If TB gets rambunctious and disturbs the peace, what’s to be done with him? Two offenders from Kula Sanitarium were brought to the judge of the Makawao court for indulging in a free-for-all fight in the ward.
75 Years Ago
1944 — The first Maui-born soldier to return to the Valley Isle as a commissioned officer in the United States Army after completing his training at the officer candidate school at Fort Benning Georgia is 2nd Lt. William F. Lee, 24, of Puukolii, Lahaina.
50 Years Ago
1969 — Tad Goto, a young Japanese-Hawaiian engineer who grew up on the island of Maui, played a key role in the building of Apollo 11, the spacecraft scheduled to land U. S. astronauts on the moon in July.
25 Years Ago
1994 — State election officials are sending 8,000 voter registration forms to households in three Maui County legislative districts this week as part of a statewide campaign to sign up more Hawaii voters.
10 Years Ago
2009 — The Lahaina fireworks celebration on the Fourth of July boosted business for most Lahaina merchants, especially restaurants, managers said.
* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.