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Historical Events In 1898

Monday, 20 January 2020

Apr 25   In the year 1898 congress declares war existed with Spain since 21 April  

Apr 25   US declares war on Spain on this day in history.  

Apr 25   US declares war on Spain over Cuba on this day in history.  

Apr 26   In the year 1898 edward PF Eagan, Denver, boxer (Oly-gold-20)/bobsledder (Oly-gold-32)  

Apr 29   U.S. warships engage Spanish gunboats and shore batteries at Cienfuegos, Cuba in the year 1898.  

Apr 30   In the year 1898 championship wrestling match at Met turns into a brawl  

Apr 30   On this day in history championship wrestling match at the Met turns into a brawl  

May 01   Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

May 01   On this day in history eugene R Black, US, Pres of World Bank (1953-62)  

May 01   In the year 1898 george Dewey commands, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" as US route Spanish fleet at Manila  

May 02   Jef [Josephus C F] Last, Dutch poet/politician (The Spark) on this day in history.  

May 03   On this day in history camp Merriman established at Presidio (San Fransisco)  

May 03   Camp Merriman forms at Presidio (SF) (see 0517) in the year 1898.  

May 03   On this day in history golda Meir, [Meyerson], Kiev Ukraine, 4th Israeli PM (1969-74)  

May 04   24th Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Plaudit wins in 2:09 on this day in history.  

May 06   On this day in history daniel Gerber, Freemont Mi, beloved by babies at mealtime  

May 07   On this day in history vera Chapman, writer  

May 08   The first games of the Italian Football League are played on this day in history.  

May 10   Ariel Durant, writer (Story of Civilization) on this day in history.  

May 11   In the year 1898 sailors and Marines from USS Marblehead cut trans-oceanic cable near Cienfuegos, Cuba, isolating Cuba from Spain.  

May 12   On this day in history louisiana adopts new constitution with "grandfather clause" designed to eliminate black voters  

May 14   On this day in history bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer  

May 15   In the year 1898 arlette-Leonie Arletty, [Bathiat], Courbevoie France, actress (Maxime)  

May 16   August de Schrijver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP) in the year 1898.  

May 17   In the year 1898 camp Merritt forms in Presidio [see 0503]  

May 18   Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada) on this day in history.  

May 19   Post Office authorizes use of postcards on this day in history.  

May 21   Armand Hammer, NYC, millionaire industrialist (Occidental Petroleum) in the year 1898.  

May 21   In the year 1898 uS Assay Office in Seattle WA authorized  

May 21   In the year 1898 uS Assay Office in Seattle, Washington authorized  

May 22   On this day in history edward Bellamy, writer, dies at 48  

May 22   On this day in history renĂ© de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven)  

May 23   1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from SF in the year 1898.  

May 23   Frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1898

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1898 birth of george van Derton, Belgian  

Jan 01   In the year 1898 birth of george van Derton, Belgian racer (won 500 race)  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of viktor Ullmann, opera composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of johannes Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)  

Jan 03   In the year 1898 birth of zaSu Pitts, Parsons Kansas, actress (Life With Father, Dames)  

Jan 04   In the year 1898 birth of roger Vuataz, composer  

Jan 06   In the year 1898 birth of jan Filip Boon, Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39)  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of charles E. Pont, American artist (d. 1971)  

Famous Deaths In 1898

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   In the year 1898 james Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (vacuum pump), dies at 70  

Jan 04   On this day in history frantisek Pivoda, composer, dies at 73  

Jan 11   In the year 1898 gaetano Capocci, composer, dies at 86  

Jan 14   Lewis Carroll, writer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 65 in the year 1898.  

Jan 16   In the year 1898 death of charles Pelham Villiers, longest-serving MP in the British House of Commons (b. 1802)  

Jan 23   W A Remy, composer, dies at 66 in the year 1898.  

Jan 28   Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Feb 16   Thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843) died in the year 1898.  

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