Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Annexation Day

August 12, 1898 - lowering of the Hawaiian flag at Iolani Palace to signify the annexation of Hawaii to the United States - Hawaii State Archives

A conch shell sounded from a distance early this morning, and after getting online, I discovered that today, August 12th, is the day that Hawaii was formally annexed to the United States in 1898. The annexation was an Act of Congress through the Newlands Resolution, named after Congressman Francis Newlands.

1 comment:

Grant said...

I thought only treaties formalize annexations. Show me the merger. Where's the ratified and signed treaty? I'm confused.