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Crown Princess Victoria Kamāmalu, the appointed heir to the Hawaiian throne dies in Honolulu.

Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands, 1857, zoomable map
05/29/1866

The twenty-seven year old Princess Victoria Kamāmalu Kaʻahumanu IV, designated heir to the Hawaiian throne to follow her brother King Kamehameha V, fell ill at a dinner party earlier in the year in Honolulu and never recovered.  Pro-United States and friendly to American missionaries, when she died she left her childless brother with no viable heirs and when he died the new ruler was selected by popular election. (By John Osborne).

Source Citation: 

"Obituaries," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events 0f the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 593.

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