Hawaiian Queen deposed, Jan. 17, 1893
On Jan. 17, 1893, foreign residents dissatisfied with a new constitution overthrew the Hawaiian monarchy,
paving the way for the Pacific island chain to become a U.S. protectorate. An article from San Francisco
published in the Jan. 30, 1893, Hamilton Daily Democrat of Hamilton, Ohio, caught readers up on events there.
“The steamship Claudine arrived in this port from the Hawaiian islands Saturday, bringing important news
of a revolution in that kingdom. A provisional government has been established by an uprising of the people.
Queen Liliuokalani has been deposed from power, monarchy abrogated, government buildings seized and a new
provisional ministry, composed of four ministers, is sustained by the bayonets of volunteers.”
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A March 3, 1893, article in The Olean Democrat of Olean, N.Y., described a visit to New York by a Hawaiian princess seeking support for her deposed aunt. Kaulani arrives
A Nov. 21, 1893, article in The Lowell Sun of Lowell, Mass., disclosed findings of an official investigation into the uprising. Deposed by conspiracy