Friday, December 14, 2007
On December 14th, in the year 1902, the Commercial Pacific Cable Company placed the first Pacific telegraph cable, which ran from Ocean Beach, San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii. Sadly, this technological advancement would only incur the wrath of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. This curse has long been blamed for a number of calamities ranging from the 1906 earthquake that crippled the city, leaving over 400,000 inhabitants without homes, to the rising cost of living. Thankfully the curse was lifted by the efforts of the Brady family, who in 1972 returned a stolen tiki idol to its burial cave. Don Ho also played a pivotal role.