The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 22nd, 2020 morning edition

image for TIL that Hawaii's first queen's first time running the country was marked by a smallpox outbreak and that the decisive action she took to stop the spread (closing all ports) drew the ire of rich sugarcane plantation owners and eventually lead to the coup that overthrew her.

Liliuokalani was born into a royal Hawaiian family in 1838 and was educated at a missionary school.

In 1891, following the death of King Kalakaua, she became the first female monarch of the country.

Relegated to house arrest after annexationists staged a coup, Liliuokalani officially abdicated the throne in 1895.

Born Lydia Kamakaeha in Honolulu, Hawaii, on September 2, 1838, Liliuokalani was the daughter of a high-ranking chieftess who served as an adviser to King Kamehameha III.

Liliuokalni was educated at the missionary-run Royal School, where she learned to speak fluent English and received some musical training.

Liliuokalani lived out her days at her Washington Place estate, where she frequently received visitors from near and abroad coming to pay her their respects.

She died from complications related to a stroke on November 11, 1917, at age 79, and was honored with a state funeral. »

Sources: Doublelift headed back to Team SoloMid

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Team Liquid will move AD carry Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng to Team SoloMid, marking the return of the seven-time League of Legends Championship Series champion to his former team ahead of the summer split, league sources told ESPN.

Doublelift will replace Kasper "Kobbe" Kobberup, who joined Team SoloMid in November after the end of his League of Legends World Championship run with Splyce.

As a member of Team SoloMid, Doublelift won two League Championship Series titles in 2016 and 2017. »

Texas lt. governor on reopening state: 'There are more important things than living'

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) called for the reopening of his state and the country late Monday, saying there are "more important things than living.”.

“There are more important things than living, and that’s saving this country for my children and grandchildren and saving this country for all of us,” he said Monday.

The Texas official stood by his March remarks and said the country “should not have been locked down.”. »

‘Venom’ Sequel Release Delayed Until 2021, Gets Official Title

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Sony’s “Venom” sequel — officially titled “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” — has delayed its big screen debut.

The film was expected to hit theaters Oct. 2, 2020, and will instead launch eight months later on June 25, 2021.

“Venom” occupied the spot previously vacated by Robert Pattinson’s “The Batman,” which Warner Bros. recently moved back to Oct. 1, 2021. »

US nurses who died of coronavirus honored at White House protest

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Nurses read names of colleagues who died of COVID-19 in protest outside White House.

A group of registered nurses gathered outside the White House on Tuesday in honor of nurses who have died of COVID-19 and to demand mass production of personal protective equipment.

In a powerful statement, the names of U.S. nurses who were known to have died of COVID-19 were read aloud during the protest. »