Posted: December 24, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Holidays, Holidays, Teasers | Tags: Chronicling America, hawaii digital newspaper project
Christmas eve in Honolulu in 1908 is similar to today’s: last-minute shopping, church services, and parties. The Hawaiian Star captured these scenes and more in “Christmas Well Kept.”
“Christmas Well Kept”
Hawaiian star, December 26, 1908, Page 6
Posted: November 24, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Holidays, Holidays, Teasers | Tags: Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving 1916 — people in Honolulu attended church services, dinners (including luau) at schools and hospitals, and performances. Read more about it in “Thanksgiving in Honolulu Is Day Widely Observed.”
“Thanksgiving in Honolulu Is Day Widely Observed”
Honolulu star-bulletin, December 1, 1916, Page 8
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 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