Chinese New Year in Prison

This month in history — January 1900 — Quarantined Chinese people in Hawaii wanted to celebrate their most important holiday: Chinese New Year. They requested from the government 25,000 fire crackers and one can of peanut oil, so they could blow them up at the Kakaako detention camp.

Read more about this Chinese New Year in“To Celebrate New Year’s” (far right).

“To Celebrate New Year’s”
The Hawaiian star, January 29, 1900, Image 1
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015415/1900-01-29/ed-1/seq-1/

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Sun Yat-Sen in Honolulu

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
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015415/1896-11-21/ed-1/seq-1/