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'Iolani School Archives: History in Context

The ‘Iolani School Archives collects, organizes, preserves and provides access to historical records of ‘Iolani School.

Where does it fit in...

We often consider certain aspects of history in isolation. This page lists major moments in the history of 'Iolani School side-by-side with World history.

'Iolani History

October - Arrival of Missionaries of the English Church, establishment of the Hawaiian Reformed Catholic Church (HRCC).

January - School begins.

December 7 - The Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor results in the temporary closure of the school, and a reduction of both staff and students upon reopening.

September - Coeducation begins with the 1979/80 school year.

March 16 - 'Iolani School campus suspension of academic activities due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

World History

1861 - 1865
American Civil War

January 1 - Emancipation Proclamation

1939 - 1945
World War II

December 7 - The Japanese surprise attack on Pearl harbor results in United States entry into WWII.

The first World Conferences on Women organized by the United Nations.

December - Reports of "viral pneumonia" in Wuhan, People’s Republic of China become known (World Health Organization, 6/29/2020 Statement). This would lead to what is now known as the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global pandemic.

For More Information

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