Posted: September 2, 2015 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Teasers
Today in history — September 2, 1901 — Queen Liliuokalani celebrated her sixty-third birthday. Thousands of Native Hawaiians gave their respects to her at Washington Place, her home by kissing her hand or kneeling before her. The queen enjoyed a luau with her close friends. Read more about it in “Royal Luaus Given by Liliuokalani.”
“Royal Luaus Given by Liliuokalani”
The Pacific commercial advertiser, September 3, 1901
Posted: August 27, 2015 Filed under: Articles, Day in History
Today in history — August 27, 1891 — the husband of Queen Liliuokalani, John Dominis died. Read more about the Royal Governor of Oahu and Prince Consort in “A Second Sorrow.”
“A Second Sorrow: Death of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort”
The Daily bulletin., August 28, 1891, Image 3
Posted: August 24, 2015 Filed under: Day in History, Topic Guides
Happy birthday Duke Paoa Kahanamoku! Born on August 24, 1890, if he were alive today, he would be 125 years old. Kahanamoku broke the world record in swimming and popularized surfing in mainland United States and Australia. Read more about the Mainland United States newspapers’ coverage of the famous Native Hawaiian in “Duke Kahanamoku in U.S. Newspapers.”
Duke Kahanamoku in U.S. Newspapers
Posted: August 21, 2015 Filed under: Articles, Teasers | Tags: chronicling america newspaper
Starting out as a simple village fisherman, Manjiro Nakahama would become one of the first Japanese people to visit the United States. He likely became the first Japanese person to ride a train and a steamship, officer an American vessel, and lead a trans-Pacific voyage. Nakahama also spent time in the Hawaiian islands.
Read more about it in “Romance of Japanese Who Was Once in These Islands.”
The Pacific commercial advertiser., June 17, 1902, Image 1
Posted: August 18, 2015 Filed under: Articles, Teasers
In 1901, police officers tried to arrest Japanese gamblers, who turned out to be expert wrestlers and tried to evade arrest with their skills:
“… a mild-looking, well-dressed [Japanese man], who with a simple turn of his wrist, threw [the officers] upon their backs or caused them to writhe in pain by a steel-like grip upon their wrists and thumbs.”
How could the police officers arrest these gamblers? Read more about it in “Tricks of Wiry Japs.”
“Tricks of Wiry Japs: No Joke to Try and Arrest Some of Them”
The Pacific commercial advertiser., June 19, 1901, Page 12, Image 12
Posted: August 15, 2015 Filed under: Articles, Teasers
For sale: a calabash, a large wooden bowl from the days of Kamehameha I, which has passed through generations.
A Hawaiian chiefess used the calabash during feasts as a container for poi, which the ancient Hawaiians ate around the table. That is, before she met her death when one of her disgruntled workers pushed her off a cliff.
Read more about it in “Relic of the Days of Kamehameha.”
“Relic of the Days of Kamehameha”
The Pacific commercial advertiser, December 11, 1909, Page 10
Posted: August 12, 2015 Filed under: Events, News
Alice Kim, HDNP’s graduate research assistant, plans to present at the Kaimuki Public Library on Thursday, October 20, 2015, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Kaimuki Public Library
1041 Koko Head Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Library Phone Number: (808) 733-8422
We’ll post more details after they’re confirmed.