|The history of today
1899: The Pacific Commercial Advertiser prints the text of a petition to President McKinley and the U.S. Congress urging a settlement be approved for Princess Ka'iulani. The petition was signed by 24 business leaders. It noted that the princess was raised as heir apparent to the throne and in the aftermath of the overthrow was left with limited property and income.
1910: The Pacific Commercial Advertiser reports that Queen Lili'uokalani is returning and has failed in an attempt to have the U.S. Congress compensate her for the crown lands taken from her at the time of the overthrow in 1893.
1913: The entire frame crib and concrete work in the Pearl Harbor drydock collapses, destroying four years of work. No one was injured. More than 100 men were working on the construction site at the time.
1942: Honolulu's three large Japanese-owned banks are ordered liquidated. The Yokohama Specie Bank, the Sumitomo Bank and the Pacific Bank all had been closed since Dec. 7.
1956: A $10 million 600-home residential project in 'Aina Haina Valley is announced by Hawaiian Contracting Co. and Kawaiahao Development Co.
1972: President Nixon arrives in Honolulu for a two-day stopover en route to his historic trip to China.
1998: Liberty House announces it is laying off 170 employees in an aggressive restructuring.
2003: George Chaplin, the Southern gentleman who helped save The Honolulu Advertiser from financial ruin by shaking it out of its postwar slumber and demanding that it be relevant to new generations of Hawai'i readers, dies in Virginia at the age of 88.