King Kalakaua’s Death

Today in history — January 21, 1891 — King Kalakaua died at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco.

In December 1890, King Kalakaua took his last trip to San Francisco, never to see home again. A doctor recommended the ill king to seek medical treatment in San Francisco, California. Unfortunately, Kalakaua’s health worsened, and he died of Bright’s disease.

Read about the Hawaiian Kingdom’s bereavement in “King Kalakaua Dead.”

“King Kalakaua Dead”
Hawaiian gazette, February 3, 1891, Image 1
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1891-02-03/ed-1/seq-1/

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One Comment on “King Kalakaua’s Death”

  1. […] in history — January 29, 1891 — After King Kalakaua’s body arrived in Honolulu Harbor from San Francisco, Princess Regent Lili’uokalani became Her Majesty Queen Lili’uokalani, the eighth […]


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