Posted: August 1, 2018 Filed under: Day in History, Teasers
Today in history — August 1, 1916 — the National Park Service established the Hawaii National Park: Haleakala National Park on Maui and Mauna Loa and Kilauea volcanoes on the Big Island as the Hawaii National Park.
The Hawaiians visited Haleakala mountain, a dormant volcano, as a sacred place. In Hawaiian folklore, demigod Maui’s grandmother lived in Haleakala’s summit. She helped Maui to slow down the sun to lengthen the day.
Calling it the “House of the Sun,” the Native Hawaiians mined Haleakala rocks for tools.
Read more about Haleakala.
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
Posted: March 26, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Birthdays, Day in History, Kuhio, Teasers
Today in history — March 26, 1911 — Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole celebrated his birthday at Colonel Sam Parker’s Pearl Harbor home. About fifty people, including government officials, attended this luau. Read more about it in “Party Is Given on Delegate’s Birthday.”
“Party Is Given on Delegate’s Birthday: Col. Sam Parker’s Home Scene of Merrymaking to Honor Kuhio”
Evening bulletin, March 27, 1911, Page 6