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Hawaii History 1527 – 1926

1896-1898

1896Restriction on movements of Liliuokalani removed. February 7. Mokuaweoweo, the summit of the volcano of Mauna Loa, burst forth in activity for a brief spell. April 21.
Volcanic activity at Kilauea renewed. July 11.
Official census of Islands taken. September 24.
Council of State votes a full pardon to Liliuokalani. October 26.
Opening night of the rebuilt music hall, by Annis Montague Turner and local amateurs, in opera of Il Trovatore. November 5.
1897 A. S. Willis, U. S. Minister, died at Honolulu, aged 54 years. January 6.
Several hundred Japanese immigrants, failing legal requirements, denied right to land. March 20.
Japanese cruiser Naniwa, commanded by Capt. (afterward famous Admiral) Togo, with special commissioner, arrives to investigate immigration matters. May 6.
New Annexation Treaty negotiated at Washington, with President McKinley. June 16.
Special session of Senate called to ratify Treaty of Annexation, which on the 9th carried unanimously. September 8.
Return of Princess Kaiulani after an absence abroad of eight years. November 9.
1898President Dole leaves for Washington, D. C., in the interest of annexation. January 6.
Completion of Honolulu’s new central fire station. January 18.
Return of President Dole. March 4.
Treaty of Annexation withdrawn from the Senate. March 16.
Representative Newlands of Nevada introduced till annexation joint resolution in the house of Representatives. May 5.
Dowager Queen Kapiolani presents the U. S. S. Charleston with a silk American flag in grateful remembrance of the honor shown King Kalakaua. June 2.
Red Cross Society organized by ladies of Honolulu. June 6.
First excursion train of Oahu Railroad over their extension to Waialua, now a sugar estate. June 9.
Annexation resolution passed House of Representatives on a vote of 209 to 91. June 15.
The Senate confirmed the same by a vote of 42 to 21. July 6.
Joint Resolution of Annexation signed at the White House by President McKinley. July 7.
Arrival at Honolulu of Admiral Miller on U. S. S. Philadelphia, empowered with U. S. Minister Sewall to carry out the act of transfer. August 3.
“Flag raising” day. President Dole formally cedes jurisdiction and property of the Hawaiian Government to the United States of America. Hawaiian flag hauled down in presence of American and Hawaiian government officials, American flag raised; marines saluted. Hawaiian government, under the American flag, continues as a Republic until a Commission decides on the form of government for Hawaii. The interim government continued with President Dole governing until June 14, 1900, when Hawaii became a de facto territory of the United States. August 12.
In this year American troops en route to Philippines, landed at Honolulu for rest; naval vessels called for coal; the War Department established a military camp at Kapiolani Park and created the Military District of Hawaii, with regulars and volunteers in garrison. The Navy Department established a station at Honolulu, and prepared to create Pearl Harbor into a naval station.
Senators Morgan of Alabama and Cullom of Illinois, and Representative Hitt, arrive to join with President Dole and Associate Justice Frear in framing the Organic Act providing a government of Hawaii.
Camp McKinley, military post, established at Kapiolani Park. Brig. Gen. Charles King, U. S. A., arrives to assume command of district. August 28.
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