Jan. 31, 1835 - Feb. 3, 1874King Kamehameha V died on December 11, 1872, without naming a successor to the throne. Prince William Charles Lunalilo was the highest ranking Chief at that time. Instead of claiming his birthright to the throne, he wanted the people to choose their next ruler in a democratic way. Lunalilo requested a special election which pitted him against David Kalakaua, a High Chief, but not of the Kamehameha line. Seven days later on January 8, 1873, an entire city cheered as the Legislature proclaimed that Lunalilo was not only "the people's choice" for king, but "the Legislature's choice" too. On January 9, 1873, the coronation of Lulalilo took place in Kawaiaha?o Church.
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 9:57am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||4Q E 618427 N 2356300|
|Decimal Degrees||21.30471667, -157.85821667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 21° 18.283', W 157° 51.493'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||21° 18' 16.98" N, 157° 51' 29.58" W|
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