First posted on November 21st 2004, last revised on August 7th 2005






Timeline : Hawaii


300-750 A.D.
1778
1779
1793-1794
1794-1816
1810
1813
1817
1817
1819
1820
1825
1826
1836
1839
1840
1843
1845
1847
1850
1851
1864-1889
1875
1879
1879
1884
1885
1885-1886
1887
1891
1892
1893
1893
1895
1898
1900
1903
1941
1959
1993

Polynesian settlement of Hawaii
English explorer Captain Cook visited islands for the first time; named them Sandwich Islands
Captain Cook killed during his second visit of Hawaii
British Captain Vancouver obtained cession of the Islands, of little consequence
Hawaii flew the Union Jack
Unification of the islands into one kingdom under King Kamehameha I.
Pineapples were introduced to Hawaii, from Spain
Coffee plant introduced to Hawaii
Russian colonists expelled from Hawaii
Kamehameha II. ascended to the throne
Arrival of first American missionaries
Kamehameha III. ascended to the throne
First U.S. treaty with Hawaii
Hawaiian treaty with Great Britain
Hawaiian treaty with France
Hawaii given her first constitution
British occupation
Hawaiian flag adopted
First Hawaiian coin issued
Honolulu declared a city
Hawaii began to issue postage stamps
Father Damian on Hawaii
David Kalakaua ascended to the throne
Hawaiian treaty with Japan
Hawaii issued banknotes
Patent law enacted
The first contract laborers from Japan arrived
Hawaii joined the U.P.U.
U.S. navy base established at Pearl Harbor
Queen Liliuokalani ascended to the throne
Macadamia nut tree introduced
Under protest, Queen Liliuokalani surrendered her kingdom to the U.S.
Queen Liliuokalani abdicated
Hawaian stamps overprinted "Republic of Hawaii"
U.S. annexed Hawaii
Hawaii became U.S. territory
Begin of Korean immigration to Hawaii
Japanese attack on U.S. navy base Pearl Harbor
Hawaii became U.S. 50th state
U.S. Congress in 1993 acknowledged the illegality a hundred years earlier of
the establishment by Americans of the Republic of Hawai'i




EXTERNAL
FILES
History of Hawaii, by P.J. Oda
The Russian Presence in Hawaii, by Marco Ramerini