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January 17, 1993 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most Americans who come here probably know when Pearl Harbor was bombed--or can find out with the flick of a travel brochure. But how many tan-obsessed tourists--groggily extruding themselves from narrow seats in crammed jumbo jets for respites in paradise--know that the last monarch of the sovereign Kingdom of Hawaii was overthrown by a group of U.S. sugar planters and businessmen backed by 162 United States Marines? Not many, it seems safe to say.
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January 17, 1993 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most Americans who come here probably know when Pearl Harbor was bombed--or can find out with the flick of a travel brochure. But how many tan-obsessed tourists--groggily extruding themselves from narrow seats in crammed jumbo jets for respites in paradise--know that the last monarch of the sovereign Kingdom of Hawaii was overthrown by a group of U.S. sugar planters and businessmen backed by 162 United States Marines? Not many, it seems safe to say.
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