Wednesday, December 19, 2007


On this day in history in Hawaii

by Larry Geller

On December 19, 1842:

U.S. President John Tyler recognizes the Kingdom of Hawaii by invoking the Monroe Doctrine to discourage intervention by European powers; agrees to Hawaiian independence. [Maui and Hawaiian Chronology]

December is a significant month in the history of Hawaii. Yet you'll probably read nothing about it in the newspapers.

Certainly, the prior owners of the Honolulu Advertiser would not have been terribly interested in celebrating the complete history of the islands. I wonder if the current editors are willing to make up for the damage caused by their predecessors.


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