Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy

Bluejackets of the U.S.S. Boston occupying Arlington Hotel grounds during overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani. Commander Lucien Young, U.S.N. in command of troops. Site of childhood home of Queen Liliuokalani. Source: Hawaii State Archives via Wikipedia.org

Today in history — January 17, 1893 — a group of businessmen with the aid of U.S. marines would overthrow the Hawaiian monarchy and remove Queen Liliuokalani’s authority as Hawaii’s head of state.

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser advocated U.S. annexation of Hawaii and proclaimed that day “will go down to history as one of the most eventful of all days in Hawaiian annals.” Read more about it in “The New Era.”

“The New Era”
The Pacific commercial advertiser., January 18, 1893, Image 2