Milestones: May 25, 1987

DIED. Chinn Ho, 83, pioneering Hawaiian financial tycoon; of a heart attack; in Honolulu. Starting in high school as a pencil and thermometer salesman, Ho built a real estate empire that stretched from California to Hong Kong. Ho, the first man of Asian ancestry to be named president of the Honolulu stock exchange, was also the putative model for Hong Kong Kee, the wily businessman who outsmarts the white hierarchy in James Michener's Hawaii.


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