Pineapples have had an influence on our diets and even architecture. Learn all about pineapples from Hawaii and across the world. The founders, the growth and even varieties available today. Learn more at the Dole Plantation on Oahu or the Maui Pineapple Company on Maui.
The first of many Pearl Harbor facts about the attack is that on the morning of December 7th, 1941, the Wickes-class destroyer USS Ward attacked and sank a Ko-hyoteki-class midget submarine near the entrance to the harbor, making it not only the first shot fired on that day, but the first official American shots in the War.
As Polynesians continued to arrive in the Hawaiian islands from the south the native populations grew around the now expanding shallow lagoon.
There is a rich and important history associated with this area both before, during and after the Japanese attack. Here are just a few of the most interesting facts about Pearl Harbor you may not have known.
As Kamehameha battled for control of all the islands foreigners began to play a key role in his plans for a kingdom. In those days the Mo’i or King of an island was the absolute ruler.
It was a sunny Sunday morning when, on December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Air Force launched planes from 6 Japanese aircraft carriers North of Oahu. The rest is history.