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/

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The Apology Resolution

Today in history–Nov. 23, 1993–US President Bill Clinton signed the “Apology Resolution.” United States Public Law 103-150 apologized on behalf of the United States for its role in the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy.

Read about Hawaii becoming the fiftieth state: “Statehood.”

Statehood
https://hdnpblog.wordpress.com/historical-articles/statehood/


King Kalakaua’s Somber Birthday

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
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82014682/1917-11-16/ed-1/seq-2/


Tribute to the Last Hawaiian Monarch

100 years ago today — November 11, 1917 — Queen Liliuokalani died. Dressed in a holoku of borcaded duchesse satin trimmed with rose-point lace, her body rested in state on a yellow-draped koa table in Kawaiahao Church. Hundreds of people went to pay tribute to Hawaii’s former head of state.

Read more about it in “Body of Hawaii’s Queen Rests in State.”

“Body of Hawaii’s Queen Rests in State”
Honolulu star-bulletin, November 13, 1917, Image 2
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82014682/1917-11-13/ed-1/seq-2/


Prince Kuhio Ordered to Leave

This week in history – November 1903 — Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole and his wife were  asked to leave a theatre box because he was a “negro.” Read more about it in “Kuhio Ordered from Theater Box.”

“Kuhio Ordered from Theater Box”
Pacific commercial advertiser, November 14, 1903, Page 8, Image 9
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85047084/1903-11-14/ed-1/seq-9/


Halloween in Palama

In 1912, Halloween in Palama meant attending a party with two-thousand people of all ages.

The carnival in the gymnasium featured a “fish pond” of prizes, shoot the chutes, and pie-eating and apple-eating contests. Kids dressed in costumes: clowns, ghosts, and witches.

Read more about it in “2,000 People in Halloween Party at Palama.”

“2,000 People in Halloween Party at Palama”
Honolulu star-bulletin, November 01, 1912, Page 5 http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82014682/1912-11-01/ed-1/seq-5/


Following a Friend to Death

Would you follow your friend to death? Elizabeth Stevenson did during the funeral of her friend’s, Margaret Jerome Healy.

By Margaret’s open grave, as the last few words of the funeral service was being said, Elizabeth passed away: “Mrs. Stevenson’s heart, which has been weak, was unable to stand the tension of emotion and dropped quietly.”

The Hawaiian Gazette wrote about Elizabeth’s death in “Dies Beside Open Grave…” “Read more about it!”

“Dies Beside Open Grave…”
Hawaiian gazette, February 6, 1912, Image 1
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1912-02-06/ed-1/seq-1/