Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy
Posted: January 17, 2016 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Teasers
Today in history — January 17, 1893 — With the help of U.S. marines, the “Committee of Safety” overthrew the Hawaiian Monarchy and established the Provisional Government.
The Committee of Safety made up of thirteen Caucasian business and political leaders, and they aimed to convince the United States to annex Hawaii. A grandson of American missionaries, Lorrin A. Thurston led this conspiracy. Another descendent of missionaries, Sanford Ballard Dole served as the presidents of the Provisional Government and the Republic of Hawaii.
Read more about it in “A Provisional Government.”
“A Provisional Government: President Dole and Associates Assume the Leadership”
The Daily bulletin, January 18, 1893, Image 4