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Lili'uokalani Timeline

1838
Born in Honolulu

1842
Enrolled in Royal school

1848
Measles epidemic, Lili'uokalani's younger sister dies

1851
Lili'uokalani returned from school to live at home

1862
Married John Owen Dominis

1874
Lili'uokalani's brother Kalakaua becomes king

1877
Death of Lili'uokalani's youngest brother and heir to throne

1878
Lili'uokalani visits California and is impressed with Mills Seminary College. Dreams of starting a college for women in Hawaii.

1887
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.

1891
King Kalakaua dies and Lili'uokalani assumes throne

1893
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.

1894
Republic of Hawaii is proclaimed with Sanford Dole as president

1895
Lili'uokalani is arrested and accused of plotting an aborted attempt to restore herself to the throne.

1896
Lili'uokalani is released from Iolani Palace and goes to Washington to ask President Cleveland for help

1898
Hawaii is annexed by U.S. President McKinley

1900
Hawaii becomes a U.S. territory

1917
Queen Lili'uokalani dies after a stroke at age 79