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Sixty Years

Sixty years.  In 1838, Liliʻuokalani was born.

Liliʻuokalani grew up in the court of Kamehameha III, and lived during the reign of Liholiho, Lot, Lunalilo and Kalakaua. 

As she grew older and the population continued to shrink from disease, her faith must’ve been strong to protect her from disease.

She ascended the throne in 1891, and overthrown two years later.

In 1893 when Liliʻuokalani was overthrown, France was celebrating the centennial of the French Revolution. In 1893, 100 years had passed since the Committee of Public Safety sent Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI to the guillotine.  Was this what Lorrin Thurston, Sanford Dole, and John Stevens suggested when they appointed themselves as the Committee of Public Safety and warned Lili’uokalani that if she didn’t step down  “heads will roll?"

Sixty years, another marker. Lili’uokalani mourned during her sixtieth birthday. In 1898, she saw her overthrown kingdom, stolen by a foreign power. Most merchants, planters, and missionaries however, celebrated when President McKinley overturned President Cleveland’s decision of restoring Liliʻuokalani’s to the throne. 

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