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7) Honolulu’s zenith star (the star that rises directly above it) is named Arcturus. The Hawaiians called it Hokule’a (Hoo koo lay uh).
8) The first Asian-American in U.S. Senate was Hawaii’s Hiram Fong. Senator Fong was descended from Chinese immigrants.
9) Hawaii was 50th state admitted to U.S. union on August 20, 1959.
10) Hawaii has its own time zone (Hawaiian Standard Time). There is no daylight savings time. Hawaiian time runs two hours behind Pacific Standard Time, and five hours behind Eastern Standard Time.
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