Archive for February, 2007
Question: When did the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) become the Hawaiian Islands?
When Hawaii was discovered by Captain James Cook, he named in the Sandwich Islands. It was later changed to the Hawaiian Islands. I want to know when the name was changed.
Answer: Captain Cook named them the Sandwich Islands, for his friend John Montague, the 4th earl of Sandwich. Captain Cook used his own spelling of the native name "Owyhee" on the maps he drew. Cook was killed on the island of Hawaii in 1779.
Kamehameha the Great (the first King Kamehameha) was from the island of Hawaii. When he conquered all of the other Hawaiian islands to unite them under his rule in 1804, he named the whole group the Hawaiian Islands, naming them after the island that he was from.
For the week of Dec. 18
Tammy Irene Gorman, who was also known by the name Lange, born June 3, 1967 in Los Angeles, passed away on Dec. 5, 2009 peacefully at home, as she wished, in Palm Desert with family by her side. She grew up in Banning and attended Banning High School.
The Mapping of Hawaii PART4 of 4