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.
October - Arrival in Honolulu of Missionaries of the English Church, establishment of the Hawaiian Reformed Catholic Church (HRCC).
January - School begins under the jurisdiction of the diocese known as the Hawaiian Reformed Catholic Church
Diocese name change to the Anglican Church of Hawai'i.
The American Episcopal Church assumes jurisdiction of the diocese and school.
1917 - 1920
"Iolani escaped having a hard time. The boys who came down were sent to the Pa Ola Day Camp and all returned in good condition."Regarding Bishop Restarick:
"The Priory and Influenza," Hawaiian Church Chronicle, vol. XII, no. 10, March 1920, p. 9.
A severe attack of influenza last March with a near approach to pneumonia left him weak and depressed and he entered into correspondence with the Presiding Bishop... in regard to the matter of retirement, with the result that he has tendered his resignation to the House of Bishops..."
Hawaiian Church Chronicle, vol. VIII, no. 4, September 1920, p. 3
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.
1960s - 1970s
News of the conflict in Vietnam is reported through the viewpoint of faculty and students who participate in political rhetoric.
September - Coeducation begins with the 1979/80 school year.
1861 - 1865
American Civil War
January 1 - Emancipation Proclamation
January 17 - Illegal overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawai'i
July 4 - The Republic of Hawai'i is established.
1914 - 1918
World War I
1918 - 1919
Influenza pandemic of 1918-19.
1939 - 1945
World War II
December 7 - The Japanese surprise attack on Pearl harbor results in United States entry into WWII.
1954 - 1975
August 21 - The State of Hawai'i is established.
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.
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