Sunday, August 9, 2015


1804 On the continent, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were dueling (Hamilton died;) following the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark "Corps of Discovery Expedition" was underway. In the Islands, Kamehameha, following success at the Battle of Nuʻuanu, was initiating a second invasion attempt on Kauai that included about 7,000-Hawaiians along with about 50-foreigners (mostly Europeans.) The maʻi ‘ōkuʻu (believed to be cholera) struck the islands. Later, in 1810, Kaumuali‘i decided to peacefully unite with Kamehameha and join the rest of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi under single rule.

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