Posted: April 28, 2016 Filed under: Teasers
THE DISTINGUISHED VISITOR. Emma, the Queen Dowager of the Sandwich Islands, Visits Brooklyn, the Navy Yard, and Sails Down the Bay—Callers at Her Hotel Yesterday, &c. Her Majesty of the Sandwich Islands, Emma, is determined, it would appear, to see the lions of the famed city of New York while she has the opportunity, and […]
via Queen Emma in New York, 1866. — nupepa
Posted: April 28, 2016 Filed under: Teasers
A Visit to the Museum. President Hosmer and the boarders of Oahu College paid a visit to the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum at the Kamehameha School last Saturday afternoon. Prof. W. T. Brigham, curator, showed the collegians almost every article on exhibit at the museum, and his visitors were very much impressed with the relics […]
via Long live the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum! 1892. — nupepa
Posted: April 25, 2016 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Teasers
Today in history — April 25, 1885 — Queen Emma died at 49. She was interred in the Royal Mausoleum of Hawaii with Kamehameha IV and son Prince Albert.
As queen of Hawaii, she founded the Queen’s Hospital (known today as Queen’s Medical Center), St. Andrew’s Cathedral, and Saint Andrew’s Priory for Girls. She and her husband Kamehameha IV patronized Iolani School. Read more about her life in “The Late Queen.”
“The Late Queen: a Biographical Sketch”
The Daily bulletin., April 27, 1885, Image 3
Posted: April 22, 2016 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Teasers
Today in history — April 22, 1909 — Punahou School (then known as Oahu College) dedicated the Cooke Library, a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Cooke. On the front porch of the library, the College Glee Club sang a “snappy piece” and
“Then little Carolene Cooke stepped forward to the top of the stairs, and facing Mr. Damon said in clear sweet tones: ‘Grandpa and Grandma Cooke wish me to give you the keys of this library.’ At the same time she handed the keys, tied with a bow of blue and golden ribbon almost as big as the little donor, to Mr. Damon.”
Read more about it in “Gift of the Cooke Library.”
Note: Today the Cooke Library serves Punahou School students grades 9 through 12 and houses the Punahou Archives.
“Gift of the Cooke Library”
The Pacific commercial advertiser, April 23, 1909
Posted: April 19, 2016 Filed under: Day in History, Deaths, Events, News, Public Figures, Topics in Chronicling America
This month in history — April 15, 1865 — President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth during a special performance at Ford’s Theater.
A nine-car funeral train carried the body of the President to Springfield, Illinois, where he was buried on May 4th.
Many of the co-conspirators were captured, including those who plotted it. John Wilkes Booth was shot after being traced to a farm in Bowling Green, VA on April 24th. A U.S. army commission tried the rest and convicted them.
Read more about it in “Lincoln Assassination.”
Posted: April 15, 2016 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, News, Teasers
Today in history – April 15, 1889 — St. Father Damien died of leprosy at age forty-nine at Kalaupapa, Molokai.
From 1865, the Kingdom of Hawaii quarantined leprosy victims at Kalaupapa, exiling them from their loved ones for life. Since landing on Kalaupapa’s shore in 1873 until death, Saint Damien of Molokai cared for the residents physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Read more about this Roman Catholic priest from Belgium in “Father Damien: The Leper Priest Passes to His Long Rest.”
“Father Damien: The Leper Priest Passes to His Long Rest”
The Daily bulletin, April 20, 1889, Image 2
Posted: April 12, 2016 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, News, Teasers
This week in history — April 20, 1912 — the Honolulu Liquor Commission proposed restricting liquor licenses to those who could speak English. According to the commission, the non-English-speaking license owners did not understand the liquor laws.
If the bill were to pass, many Asian saloon owners would not be able to own a license due to their lack of English-speaking abilities. Read more about it in “Orientals Unfit to Keep Saloons.”
“Orientals Unfit to Keep Saloons”
The Hawaiian star, April 20, 1912, Page 8
Primo Beer Ads on Flickr
Posted: April 10, 2016 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, News, Teasers
This week in history — April 11, 1877 — Princess Liliuokalani became the heir apparent to the throne of Hawaii. On a Wednesday at 1 p.m., guns shot from Punchbowl could be heard, and and people of Hawaii heard the proclamation. After her older brother King Kalakaua died in 1891, the future Queen Liliuokalani would serve as Hawaii’s last monarch. Read more about it in “The Heir Apparent.”
“The Heir Apparent” (second column, bottom half)
The Pacific commercial advertiser, April 14, 1877, Image 2
Posted: April 7, 2016 Filed under: Articles, Teasers
This month in history — 1898 — a flood swept Koloa and Hanapepe Bridges on Kauai to Niihau, where Mr. Robinson found them. Plus, a Kauai school teacher fled to the Pali from his home when he saw the floodwaters arriving. Read more about it in “Kauai Bridges on Niihau.”
“Kauai Bridges on Niihau”
Evening bulletin., April 12, 1898, Page 4, Image 4