Posted: November 4, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Teasers, tourism
This month in history — November 1847 — the Polynesian described a three-day journey to Kilauea Volcano’s summit, which meant a chilly, voggy thirty-mile horseback ride and an overnight stay through camping or living in a grass hut.
With other travelers, an editor of the Polynesian made the three-week trip: sailing from Honolulu, climbing up and down Kilauea, and sailing home for $50.
Read more about his journey in “A Trip to the Crater of Kilauea.”
“A Trip to the Crater of Kilauea”
Polynesian, November 6, 1847, Page 98
Posted: August 12, 2018 Filed under: Articles, government, Kingdom of Hawaii, Liliuokalani, Royalty, Teasers, U.S. Annexation, U.S. History
Today in history — “On the morning of August 12, 1898, troops from the warship USS Philadelphia marched ashore for the ceremony at Iolani Palace formally recognizing the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands by the United States. lowering the Hawaiian flag in 1898.
“On the morning of August 12, 1898, a ceremony at Iolani Palace marked the U.S. annexation of Hawaii. The Royal Hawaiian Band played Hawaii Ponoi as the Hawaiian flag went down and The Star-Spangled Banner as the American flag went up.”
What was Queen Liliuokalani doing? She stayed in her home, Washington Place, with family members and loyalists:
Alice Rix: “I thought perhaps you would go away—into the country.”
Queen Lili’uokalani: “Why? I came here to be near my people—to show them how to meet this. It has come upon us together—you understand? Together. I am not alone. My people lose their country; they lose their identity. Should I run away and shut my eyes and my ears when so many of them had to remain here in their homes? My home is also here, in Honolulu [Washington Place]. It gives us all courage to think of others. I remembered my people this day and they remembered me. We bore our trouble together. I did not leave my house….”
Read more about it in “How the Ex-queen Passed the Twelfth of August.”
“How the Ex-queen Passed the Twelfth of August.”
The San Francisco call, August 28, 1898, Image 17
Posted: July 14, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Teasers, U.S. Annexation
Today in history — July 14, 1898 — the United States of America claimed Hawaii as its own. Pro-annexationists celebrated and raised the American flag. Royalists mourned Hawaii’s colonization, and Native Hawaiians previously protested through a petition.
Read more about it in “ANNEXATION!: HERE TO STAY!”
Note: This article does not represent HDNP’s views.
“ANNEXATION!: HERE TO STAY!”
Pacific commercial advertiser, July 14, 1898, Image 1
Posted: July 12, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Teasers
This month in history — July 1910 — Hawaiian music was banned on the Atlantic City boardwalk.
In the early 1900s, Hawaiian music dazzled the U.S. mainland. Record houses pumped out songs, including “Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula,” “Pretty Baby,” and “She Sang Aloha to Me.” Through Hawaii corporations (e.g. Hawaii Promotion Committee and Hawaiian Pineapple Company), Hawaiian musicians promoted Hawaii around the world.
However, on the Atlantic City boardwalk, a hotel claimed Hawaiian music lowered standards. Read more about it in “Hawaii’s Music Barred on Walk.”
“Hawaii’s Music Barred on Walk”
The Hawaiian gazette, July 29, 1910, Image 2
Posted: June 7, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Deaths, Kingdom of Hawaii, Royalty, Teasers
Today in history — June 7, 1915 — Charles Reed Bishop died in San Francisco.
Hailing from Glens Falls, New York, Bishop was a businessman, philanthropist, and husband of Bernice Pauahi Bishop and founded the Bishop Museum, which was dedicated to her. Read about his funeral in “Funeral of Late Charles Reed Bishop Attended by Royalty and High Officials.”
“Funeral of Late Charles Reed Bishop Attended by Royalty and High Officials”
Hawaiian gazette, June 25, 1915, Page 8
Posted: April 16, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Firsts, Sports, Teasers
Today in history — April 16, 1895 — The Daily Bulletin makes the earliest mention of golf in a Hawaii newspaper:
“Golf has been introduced in Honolulu. It is played at Punahou near the college. This is a favorite Scottish summer game.”
Five months later, The Hawaiian Gazette suggests the land in the back of Oahu College (now Punahou School) as “an admirable place for golf links.”
On January 3, 1896, The Hawaiian Gazette reported that six people
, including President Sanford B. Dole and Walter Dillingham, have formed a golf club, which planned to “[awaken] genuine golf enthusiasm on the islands” and increase the club’s membership.
“Local and General News”
The Hawaiian gazette., September 13, 1895, Page 5
“Game of Golf”
The Hawaiian gazette, January 3, 1896, Image 1
Posted: April 7, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Deaths, Kingdom of Hawaii, Liliuokalani, Royalty, Teasers
This month in history — April 25, 1889 — Queen Liliuokalani’s mother-in-law, Mary Lambert Jones Dominis, died. She had a close relationship with her son, Prince Consort John Owen Dominis. Mrs. Dominis reportedly denigrated her non-Caucasian daughter-in-law, but, in her last years, appreciated Liliuokalani as a respectful wife to her son.
Read more about the owner of Washington Place (right image) in “Death of Mrs. Dominis.”
“Death of Mrs. Dominis: The Aged Mother of Ex-Governor Dominis Passes Away–Tokens of Respect”
Pacific commercial advertiser, April 26, 1889, Image 3