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Queen Liliuokalani, the first and last queen of Hawaii, was an interesting gal. Here are some facts:
her name was originally Lydia Kamakaeha. Liliuokalani is the name she assumed when she took the throne.
in 1862, Liliuokalani married John Owen Dominis, son of a Boston sea captain and  an official in the Hawaiian government
They lived with his widowed mother at Washington Place, today the official residence of Hawaii’s Governor. 
In 1874 her brother David Kalakaua was chosen king, and in 1891, on the death of a second brother, W.P. Leleiohoku, Liliuokalani became the first queen.
she had experience acting as Princess Regent during King Kalakaua’s nine-month world trip in 1881, and  his visit to the United States in 1890
On July 12, 1898, the Hawaiian islands were officially annexed by the United States.

Queen Liliuokalani, the first and last queen of Hawaii, was an interesting gal. Here are some facts:

  • her name was originally Lydia Kamakaeha. Liliuokalani is the name she assumed when she took the throne.
  • in 1862, Liliuokalani married John Owen Dominis, son of a Boston sea captain and  an official in the Hawaiian government
  • They lived with his widowed mother at Washington Place, today the official residence of Hawaii’s Governor. 
  • In 1874 her brother David Kalakaua was chosen king, and in 1891, on the death of a second brother, W.P. Leleiohoku, Liliuokalani became the first queen.
  • she had experience acting as Princess Regent during King Kalakaua’s nine-month world trip in 1881, and  his visit to the United States in 1890
  • On July 12, 1898, the Hawaiian islands were officially annexed by the United States.

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