The Merrie Monarch Returned

Today in history — October 29, 1881 — King Kalakaua returned from his nine-month trip around the world as the first monarch to ever travel around the globe.

He traveled through the continental United States, Europe, Southeast Asia , and East Asia. Kalakaua met heads of states including U.S. President Chester A. Arthur, Queen Victoria of England, Pope Leo XIII, the Emperor of Japan.

Read about his trip in “King Kalakaua Travels Around the World.”

King Kalakaua Travels Around the World


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