Born in Honolulu
Enrolled in Royal school
Measles epidemic, Lili'uokalani's younger sister dies
Lili'uokalani returned from school to live at home
Married John Owen Dominis
Lili'uokalani's brother Kalakaua becomes king
Death of Lili'uokalani's youngest brother and heir to throne
Lili'uokalani visits California and is impressed with Mills Seminary
College. Dreams of starting a college for women in Hawaii.
Lili'uokalani and Kalakaua's wife represent Hawaii in London at Queen
Victoria's Golden Jubilee.
"Bayonet Constitution" imposed on Hawaiian monarchy
by white business community, significantly decreasing the power of the king and
effectively disenfranchising the Hawaiian people.
King Kalakaua dies and Lili'uokalani assumes throne
Queen Lili'uokalani attempts to implement a new constitution that would
restore power to the throne and restore the voting rights of
the Hawaiian people. Queen Lili'uokalani is overthrown by local businessmen
with the help of the U.S. Marines and is forced to surrender the Hawaiian kingdom
to the United States.
Republic of Hawaii is proclaimed with Sanford Dole as president
Lili'uokalani is arrested and accused of plotting an aborted attempt to
restore herself to the throne.
Lili'uokalani is released from Iolani Palace and goes to Washington
to ask President Cleveland for help
Hawaii is annexed by U.S. President McKinley
Hawaii becomes a U.S. territory
Queen Lili'uokalani dies after a stroke at age 79