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Events in Hawaiian History

Significant dates and events in Hawaiian history, politics, and society.

January
Jan 02, 1836 - Birthday of Queen Emma
Jan 03, 1852 - First Chinese Laborers Arrive
Jan 03, 1983 - Kilauea Volcano Napau Crater Erupts
Jan 04, 1976 - The "Kahoolawe Nine" Protesters Landed
Jan 06, 1866 - First Leprosy Patients Taken to Molokai
Jan 11, 1892 - Hawaii Historical Society is Founded
Jan 12, 1903 - Korean Contract Workers Arrive
Jan 14, 1893 - Queen Liluoklanai Signs New Consititution
Jan 17, 1893 - Queen Liluoklanai Deposed
Jan 17, 1893 - Stanford B Dole Provision Govt Established
Jan 20, 1822 - Birthday of Charles Reed Bishop
Jan 24, 1889 - Robert Louis Stevenson Arrives in Hawaii
Jan 24, 1895 - Queen Liluokalani Abdicates Her Throne
Jan 27, 1848 - "Great Mahele" Land Division Begins
Jan 28, 1986 - Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Died
Jan 31, 1835 - Birthday of King William Lunalilo

February
Feb 01, 1851 - Kam II Signs Secret Agreement with U.S.
Feb 01, 1927 - Royal Hawaiian Hotel Opens
Feb 09, 1834 - Birthday of King Kamehameha IV
Feb 10, 1843 - Paulet Claims Hawaiian Islands for UK
Feb 14, 1779 - Captain Cook Killed at Kealakekua Bay

March
Mar 17, 1814 - Birth of King Kamehameha III
Mar 18, 1866 - Mark Twain Arrives in Hawaii
Mar 25, 1915 - U.S. Submarine "Skate" Explodes and Sinks
Mar 26, 1871 - Birthday of Prince Piikoi

April
Apr 01, 1946 - Three Tsunamis Strike the Big Island
Apr 02, 1868 - Mauna Loa Eruption Causes Tsunamis
Apr 30, 1900 - Hawaii Declared U.S. Territory

May
May 01, 1976 - The Hokule'a canoe departs for Tahiti
May 03, 1960 - Tsunami Waves Hit the Big Island
May 20, 1858 - Birthday of Prince Albert Kauikeaouli,

June
Jun 07, 1839 - Declaration of Religious Rights
Jun 04, 1976 - The Hokule'a canoe arrives in Tahiti
Jun 11, 1871 - Kamehameha I Holiday is Proclaimed
Jun 11, 1877 - Kapiolani Park in Honolulu Opens
Jun 13, 1884 - Pineapple Plants Arrive from Madeira
Jun 14, 1900 - Stanford Dole 1st Hawaii Territory Governor
Jun 19, 1856 - King Kamehameha Marries Queen Emma
Jun 21, 1850 - Foreign Worker Labor System Begins
Jun 24, 1946 - Birthday of Astronaut Ellison Onizuka

July
Jul 03, 1894 - Republic of Hawaii Declared, Dole President
Jul 04, 1960 - 50th Star Officially Added to U.S. Flag
Jul 06, 1887 - King Kalakaua Signs "Bayonet Constitution"
Jul 07, 1898 - U.S. Signs Hawaii Annexation
Jul 11, 1842 - Punahou School is Established
Jul 22, 1871 - Honolulu Skating Rink Opens in Buffum's Hall
Jul 20, 1879 - Kahului-Wailuku Railroad opens
Jul 28, 1959 - William F. Quinn Becomes Hawaii's First State Governor
Jul 30, 1836 - "Sandwich Island Gazette" is Published
Jul 30, 1889 - Robert Wilcox Leads Brief Revolt

August
Aug 12, 1898 - Hawaii Sovereignty Transferred to U.S.

September
Sep 02 1838 - Birthday of Queen Liliuokalani
Sep 30, 1878 - Portuguese Contract Laborers Arrive

October
Oct 08, 1840 - First Constitution of Hawaii
Oct 16, 1875 - Princess Kaiulani is Born

November
Nov 16, 1836 - Birthday of King Kalakaua
Nov 16, 1836 - Treaty Between UK and Hawaii Signed
Nov 23, 1903 - George R. Carter HI Territory's 2nd Governor
Nov 23, 1982 - Hurricane Iwa Strikes Kauai
Nov 28, 1843 - England and France Recognize Hawaii

December
Dec 07, 1941 - Japanese Planes Attack Pearl Harbor
Dec 11, 1830 - Birthday of King Kamehameha V
Dec 12, 1850 - First Permanent Morman Missionaries Arrive
Dec 19, 1842 - U.S. Recognizes Kingdom of Hawaii
Dec 28, 1888 - Hawaiian Tramways Mule-Car Service in Honolulu
Dec 31, 1834 - Birthday of Queen Kapiolani

Elsewhere on the Web:
- Office of Hawaiian Affairs Timeline (PDF)
- This Week Magazine Timeline
- Hawaii School Reports Timeline
- Poda Timeline
- Significant Dates in Hawaiian History



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