Famous people from Hawaii

In the annals of history, there are figures whose contributions leave an enduring mark on society, shaping the world we inhabit today. From the inception of beloved pastimes to the corridors of political power, their legacies continue to inspire and resonate.

Alexander Cartwright

Alexander Cartwright was born on April 17, 1820. He is considered the father of American baseball. The U.S. Congress officially credited him with inventing the modern game of baseball. Cartwright was originally a Manhattan bookseller and a fireman. In 1842, he founded the Knickerbocker Baseball Club. The game was a stick-and-play-with-a-ball game called city ball. It gradually changed and became an elaborate sport. Cartwright is the first person to introduce molds for the game. On a trip to California in 1849, he introduced baseball in all the towns along the way. Alexander later became a successful businessman in Honolulu. But he is still remembered as the inventor of baseball. It is one of the popular games of the present times.

George Ariyoshi

George Ariyoshi was born on March 12, 1926. He was the third governor of Hawaii. Before going into politics, George served as an interpreter for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Service of Japan during World War II. His political career began in 1954 after he was elected to the territorial House of Representatives. He was also elected to the territorial Senate and in 1959 to the state Senate. A lawyer by profession, Ariyoshi rose to be the first Asian American to be elected as a State Governor of the United States.

Daniel Akaka

Daniel Akaka was born on September 11, 1924. He is the junior U.S. Senator from Hawaii, as well as a member of the Democratic Party and the first U.S. Senator of Hawaiian ancestry, and the only Chinese American member of the Senate. Daniel is originally from Honolulu. He joined the armed forces after graduating from high school. He later became a Bachelor of Science in Education. In 1976, Akeka was elected to the United States House of Representatives and won seven consecutive elections. In 2006, Time selected him as one of America’s worst senators and criticized him for minor legislation. However, he won the 2007 election.

David Copperfield

David Copperfield was born on September 16, 1956. He is an American magician and illusionist. Starting at the age of twelve, Copperfield began practicing magic. He became the youngest magician to be part of the Society of American Magicians. He is known for his feats of passing through the Great Wall of China and making the Statue of Liberty disappear. David Copperfield is known for many of America’s television shows. He is the recipient of the Emmy Award, the Legends Award and is the first magician to receive a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.

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