TIL that to save the Hawaiian culture and people from disappearing, Kalākaua, the last king of the Hawaiian kingdom, went on a world tour in 1881, and travelled to Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, and he became the first reigning monarch to circumnavigate the globe.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kal%C4%81kaua’s_1881_world_tour

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