Today in 1893: In Hawaii, Queen Lilluokalani’s regime falls to U.S. pineapple tycoon Sanford Dole and pro-annexation sugar interests. With support from U.S. Minister John Stevens, Dole declares himself Hawaii’s president and lobbies for U.S. annexation.
The Senate Foreign-Relations Committee will recommend annexation, declaring it, (quote) “a duty that has its origin in the noblest sentiments that inspire the love of a father for his children.”
In 1898, President William McKinley will sign a joint resolution of Congress authorizing the annexation.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Today is the Dane County Timebank Builders Workshop – 2013 in Review. Starting at 3pm, get an update on last year here in Dane County and on the road with Stephanie Rearick’s Dreamworld Sharing Economy Tour. Following is a 4 to 6pm workshop to Ring in the New! This is today at 3pm in Madison’s Central Library Community Room, 126 South Hamilton Street. More info at danecountytimebank.org.
Recycle your unwanted holiday lights and extension cords in Middleton – at Ace Hardware Middleton Springs, 2540 Allen Boulevard, or Wolff Kubly Ace Hardware, 6305 University Avenue. There is no cost. For more info, call Abby at 821-8343. The City of Madison accepts holiday lights and extension cords for recycling at its drop off sites at 1501 West Badger Road and 4602 Sycamore Avenue. Persons wishing to use the sites should be prepared to provide proof of residency or property ownership. More info at cityofmadison.com/streets/recycling.