Posted: November 28, 2017 Filed under: Articles, Birthdays, Chinese, Day in History, Firsts, Teasers | Tags: Chinese
This month in history–November 12, 1866–Iolani School graduate Sun Yat-Sen (孫中山) was born in Cuiheng, China. The first president of China grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, and attended Oahu College (Punahou School) and Iolani School.
Read more about his developing years in “He Is a Honolulu Boy.”
“He Is a Honolulu Boy”
The Hawaiian star, November 21, 1896, Image 1
Posted: November 16, 2017 Filed under: Articles, Birthdays, Day in History, Kalakaua, Teasers
Happy Birthday, King Kalakaua! Today in history–November 16, 1917–Honolulu quietly observed his birthday while mourning the death of his sister Queen Liliuokalani. Kalakaua might be no more, but the “Merry Monarch’s” legacy through hula and boat races live on.
Read more about it in “King Kalakaua’s Birthday Today.”
“King Kalakaua’s Birthday Today”
Honolulu star-bulletin, Nov. 16, 1917, Page 2
Posted: October 16, 2017 Filed under: Articles, Birthdays, Day in History, Teasers
Today in history — October 16, 1895 — Princess Victoria Ka’iulani celebrated her twentieth birthday in England, where she was studying abroad, surrounded by her friends and her father Archibald Scott Cleghorn. The Independent proclaimed,
For several years the alii has been absent from her native country, but although out of sight, she has never been out of the minds of her countrymen, and the many foreign residents in Hawaii nei, whose loyalty cannot be extinguished by ill-treatment, starvation, and threats from the interlopers who have turned her country topsy turvy.
Read more about Kaiulani’s birthday in “1875-1895.”
The Independent, October 16, 1895, Image 2
Posted: August 24, 2017 Filed under: Birthdays, Day in History, Sports, Topic Guides, U.S. History
Happy birthday Duke Paoa Kahanamoku! Today in history — August 24, 1890 — the future first Native Hawaiian gold medalist was born.
As a grown up, Kahanamoku broke the world record in swimming and popularized surfing in mainland United States and Australia.
Read more about him in “Duke Kahanamoku in U.S. Newspapers.”
Duke Kahanamoku in U.S. Newspapers
Posted: May 20, 2017 Filed under: Articles, Birthdays, Day in History, Emma, Kamehameha IV, Kingdom of Hawaii, Lasts, Prince Albert, Royalty, Teasers
Happy birthday, Prince Albert Kamehameha! The last child born from a reigning Hawaiian monarch entered the world with fanfare on May 20, 1858. A gun salute was heard around Honolulu. Raised flags and colorful streamers festooned homes and businesses. At Iolani Palace, children visited the newborn with gifts, including a baby carriage with an embroidered pillow and three silk flags.
Read more about the prince in “Prince Albert Kamehameha.”
Prince Albert Kamehameha
Posted: December 31, 2016 Filed under: Articles, Birthdays, Day in History, Kapiolani, Kingdom of Hawaii, Nupepa, Royalty, Teasers
Happy Birthday, Queen Kapiolani! Today in history — Dec. 31, 1834 — Kapiolani was born. On her fifty-second birthday, The Pacific Commercial Advertiser exclaimed, “… the Queen is one of the best exemplars in her own life and person of their potency and virtue.”
Read more about the Queen Consort in “The Queen’s Birthday.”
“The Queen’s Birthday” (first column from left, first article)
Pacific commercial advertiser, December 31, 1886, Image 2
THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY.
Falling among the great Christian and universal holidays, the birthday of Queen Kapiolani comes opportunely for its celebration. Fifty-two years ago this day Queen Kapiolani was born. The times were then rude and the people untutored, but the dawn of a new and better civilization had broken upon this new life which was destined to rise to honor and distinction among her race and nation. Since Her Majesty’s birth marvellous changes have been worked in this country and the Queen is one of the best exemplars in her own life and person of their potency and virtue. The general public recognition of the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Kapiolani is due to her exalted station and personal character.
[It is essential to see how different people portrayed history, to get a clearer view of the past (and the present and future as well sometimes).]
(Pacific Commercial Advertiser…
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Posted: November 16, 2016 Filed under: Birthdays, Day in History, Kalakaua, Kingdom of Hawaii, Royalty, Teasers, Topic Guides
Happy Birthday David Laʻamea Kalakaua!
Entering the world near the Punchbowl Crater, the last king of Hawaii reigned from February 12, 1874 through January 20, 1891. The “Merrie Monarch” was known for throwing big parties for the entire kingdom and played an instrumental role in reviving Native Hawaiian arts, including hula. After his year-round trip in 1881, Kalakaua became the first king to travel around the world.
Read about how Kalakaua celebrated his fiftieth birthday in “King Kalakaua’s Silver Jubilee.”
King Kalakaua’s Silver Jubilee