Samuel B. Dole


TIH 017 2022 Hawaiian Monarchy Overthrown

January 17, 2022: In history, on this day in 1893, Samuel B. Dole led a group of American sugar planters in a coup to overthrow the Hawaiian monarchy. Removing Queen Liliuokalani from her authority, the Americans established a provincial government with Dole as president. These events led to the eventual annexation of Hawaii by the United States, and in 1959, statehood.

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