Saturday, January 16, 2016

It Wasn’t ‘Bloodless’

It Wasn’t ‘Bloodless’ Many references to the overthrow of Hawai‘i’s constitutional monarch on January 17, 1893 say it was ‘bloodless,’ suggesting no one was injured. However, that is not the case; “A policeman named Leialoha was shot in the breast by John Good about 2:30 o'clock this afternoon on Fort street.” Leialoha was afterwards taken to the hospital, and in time entirely recovered from his wound.

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