Today in Heritage History, July 26, 1835, Hawaiians start their country’s first sugar cane plantation. Until the Hawaiians found commercial buyers for the crops, they would gather for a celebration every spring and eat most of it themselves. Following the celebration natives would compete until exhaustion in Flintstone-style foot powered cars for the coveted Toothless Trophy in the annual Honolulu 500 Nascar event*.

*The event continues to be held every year on the Hawaiian holiday; Who Invented Dentists Day

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