The Spanish first visit Hawaii
The islands were originally called the Sandwich islands by English Captain James Cook in 1778. They were named after his friend John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich and first lord of the Admiralty.
Captain James Cook was killed in dispute with Hawaiians at Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii.
Polynesian ruler Kamehameha controls the entire islands of Hawaii.
Hawaii is placed under the protectorate of Great Britain by Vancouver
The Spanish introduce coffee and pineapple to Hawaii
The first Protestant missionaries arrive from New England
U.S. enters into treaty with Hawaii.
Hawaii adopts its first constitution
Lord George Paulet claims Hawaii for England for 5 months but then enters a treaty
French admiral Legoarant de Tromelin fails in attempted invasion of the islands
Hawaiian Monarchy overthrown
July 4th, Republic of Hawaii established
Congress passes the Newlands Resolution which annexing Hawaii as a territory
Japanese attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii
Congress passes the Hawaii Admission Act to admit Hawaii as an American State. Statehood - The Date that Hawaii was admitted to the Union - August 21, 1959. Constitution - Hawaii was the 50th State to be admitted to the Union. State Motto - " Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono " the State Motto is translated as " The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness "
The islands were originally called the Sandwich islands by Captain James Cook in 1778. They were named after his friend John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich and first lord of the Admiralty. King Kamehameha I ruled and united the islands in 1819 as the Kingdom of Hawaii.
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