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  1. 1826
    Mosquitoes arrive in Hawai‘i
    European and American ships carry the first mosquitoes to Hawai‘i, where there are no blood-sucking ...
  2. 1820s
    Commercial agriculture and whaling transform Hawai‘i
    As foreign agricultural businesses gain control of more of the Hawaiian Islands, converting land for ...
  3. 1819
    Hawaiian queen lifts kapu, or taboos
    Before the arrival of Europeans in the 18th century, an extensive system of taboos, or kapu , regulates ...
  4. 1815
    Cattle ranching comes to the Big Island of Hawai‘i
    John Parker, who had jumped ship as a young sailor a few years earlier, finds favor with King Kamehameha. ...
  5. 1810
    Kamehameha I unifies the Hawaiian Islands
    King Kamehameha I, also known as Kamehameha the Great, is the nephew of Kalani‘opu‘u, the former king ...
  6. 1806–07
    Famine devastates the Hawaiian islanders of Maui
    Maui Natives suffer from drought and famine. No rain falls from October 1806 to April 1807. Plants, ...