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Jean O’Hara, a gutsy Irish Catholic native of Chicago was a well known madam in Honolulu during WWII. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, many prostitutes fled back to the mainland and many others volunteered to nurse wounded men, lowering the available supply just as the demand increased; O’Hara and many of the other girls used the situation to leverage better working conditions for themselves.

Queen Liliʻuokalani - last ruler of Hawaii - as a teenager. Her statement of surrender to the US ended: "...Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces and perhaps loss of life, I do, under this protest, and impelled by said forces, yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon the facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representative and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands."

Florencia "Pancho" Barnes (22/7/1901 Pasadena - 30/3/1975 Boron - California), constituyó toda una leyenda. Fué una de las primeras mujeres piloto de pruebas y consiguió varios récords mundiales.