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    Disney Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room opens at Disneyland

    First opened to the public on June 23, 1963 at the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room is a Polynesian inspired musical animatronic show. The show features over 150 animatronic characters that talk, sing and dance. Characters include birds, flowers, a magic fountain, tiki...
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    Born Alan Hale Jr (Gilligan's Island)

    Born March 8, 1921, actor Alan Hale Jr. had a career that spanned over four decades. Hale was born in Los Angeles, CA, to parents Alan Hale, Sr., and Gretchen Hartman. Hale, Sr., was a well-known character actor appearing in several movies and Hartman was a 'silent screen' actress. Having...
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    Born Israel Kamakawiwoʻole - Bruddah Iz

    Israel Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole (pronounced [kəˌmɐkəˌvivoˈʔole]; Hawaiian for '"The Fearless Eyed Man"'; May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997), also called Bruddah Iz or IZ, was a Native Hawaiian singer-songwriter, musician, and Hawaiian sovereignty activist. He achieved commercial success outside...
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    Adventurers Kon-Tiki Musuem Opens

    Today in History.... The Kon-Tiki Museum opened its doors on May 15th, 1950. The Kon-Tiki Museum opened its doors on May 15th, 1950, dedicated to the Kon-Tiki expedition of 1947. Knut Haugland and Gerd Vold Hurum were both instrumental in convincing Thor Heyerdahl to see the raft as a...
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    Tiki Life First 'Aloha Friday'

    How many 'Aloha' shirts do you have? https://www.hawaiidiscount.com/blog/aloha-friday/ Aloha Friday actually came from Hawaii’s clothing industry. In the 1940s businessmen always wore a suit and tie. In 1946 the City and County of Honolulu allowed their employees to wear sports shirts during...
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    Adventurers Kon-Tiki Expedition launches from Peru to Polynesia

    The Kon-Tiki expedition was a 1947 journey by raft across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands, led by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl. The raft was named Kon-Tiki after the Inca god Viracocha, for whom "Kon-Tiki" was said to be an old name. Kon-Tiki is...
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    Disney Trader Sam's Grog Grotto opens in DIsneyWorld Orlando

    The 'soft' opening of Trader Sam's Grog Grotto in the Polynesian Village Resort at Disney World Orlando took place on March 28, 2015. With an April 27, 2015, official opening date, early visitors had a chance to explore the East Coast version of Trader Sam's bar & restaurant early...
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    Holidays Prince Kūhiō Day (Hawaii)

    Prince Kūhiō Day is an official holiday in the state of Hawaiʻi in the United States. It is celebrated annually on March 26, to mark the birth of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole — heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, prince of the House of Kalākaua, and later territorial delegate to...
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    Holidays World Cocktail Day! 🍸

    It's World Cocktail Day! 🍸 World Cocktail Day is a global celebration of cocktails; it marks the publication date of the first definition of a cocktail on May 13 in 1806. The New York tabloid The Balance and Columbian Repository defined a cocktail as "a stimulating liquor, composed of...
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    Movies South Pacific musical movie released in US theaters

    South Pacific is a 1958 American romantic musical film based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein 1949 musical South Pacific, which in turn is based on James A. Michener's short-story collection Tales of the South Pacific. The film, directed by Joshua Logan, stars Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John...
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    Disney Pirates of the Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland

    Opening on March 18, 1967, the Disneyland version of Pirates of the Caribbean was the last attraction that Walt Disney himself participated in designing, debuting three months after his death. It is located within the New Orleans Square portion of Disneyland, its facade evoking antebellum era...