Liliu’s birthday reported in far away Minnesota, 1912.

Birthday of Former Queen.

Honolulu, Sept. 2.—Former Queen Liliuokalani, who entered upon her seventy-fifth year today, held a large public reception in honor of the anniversary. During the day she received presents and messages of congratulations from friends and followers in all parts of the islands.

[Although they made a math error (which it seems I am prone to as well), being this was her 74th birthday, it is interesting to see that this made the front page in Minnesota.]

(Bemidji Daily Pioneer, 9/2/1912, p. 1)

Birthday of Former Queen.

The Bemidji Daily Press, Volume 10, Number 108, Page 1. September 2, 1912.

2 thoughts on “Liliu’s birthday reported in far away Minnesota, 1912.

  1. If we enter our first year at birth and celebrate it with a 1st birthday, then the queen was 74, entering her 75th year i ke ao ola kanaka . I think it was the style of the time.

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