1898 in History – What happened in year 1898


In history, year 1898 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1898.

Know what happened in 1898:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 November Organized cheerleading was born at the University of Minnesotawhen student Johnny Campbell directed a crowd attending an Americancollege football game to cheer on their team.
10 September In an act of 'propaganda of the deed', Italian anarchist LuigiLucheni fatally stabbed Empress Elisabeth of Austria in Geneva,Switzerland.
15 FebruaryThe United States Navy battleship USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana, Cuba, killing more than 260 people and precipitating the Spanish–American War.
21 JuneIn a bloodless event during the Spanish–American War, theUnited States captured Guam from Spain.
26 DecemberAt the French Academy of Sciences, physicists Pierre and MarieCurie (both pictured) announced the discovery of a new element, namingit radium.
13 AugustSpanish–American War-After a mock battle for Manila, theSpanish commander surrendered to the U.S. in order to keep the city outof Filipino rebel hands.
08 JulyAmerican con artist and gangster Soapy Smith was killed inSkagway, Alaska, when an argument with fellow gang members turned intoan unexpected gunfight.
15 FebruaryThe United States Navy battleship USS Maine exploded and sankin Havana, Cuba (wreckage pictured), killing more than 260 people andprecipitating the Spanish–American War.
13 JanuaryThe Paris newspaper L'Aurore published 'J'accuse...!', an openletter by French writer Émile Zola to Félix Faure, the President ofthe Republic, exposing the Dreyfus affair.
01 MayThe American Asiatic Squadron under Commodore George Dewey defeated the Spanish Pacific Squadron under Admiral Patricio Montojo atthe Battle of Manila Bay, the first engagement of the Spanish–American War.
10 SeptemberIn an act of 'propaganda of the deed', Italian anarchist LuigiLucheni fatally stabbed Empress Elisabeth of Austria in Geneva,Switzerland.
15 February The United States Navy battleship USS Maine exploded and sankin Havana, Cuba (wreckage pictured), killing more than 260 people andprecipitating the Spanish–American War.
26 DecemberAt the French Academy of Sciences, physicists Pierre and MarieCurie (both pictured) announced the discovery of a new element, namingit radium.
13 AugustSpanish–American War-After a mock battle for Manila, the Spanish commander surrendered to the U.S. in order to keep the city outof Filipino rebel hands.
25 JulySpanish–American War: After over two months of sea-based bombardment, the United States invaded Puerto Rico.
21 JuneIn a bloodless event during the Spanish–American War, the United States captured Guam from Spain.
15 FebruaryThe United States Navy battleship USS Maine exploded and sankin Havana, Cuba, killing more than 260 people and precipitating the Spanish–American War.
13 JanuaryJ'accuse...!, an open letter by French writer Émile Zola toPresident Félix Faure of the French Republic, was published by theParisian newspaper L'Aurore, accusing the highest levels of the FrenchArmy in covering up the truth of the Dreyfus affair.
15 FebruaryThe United States Navy battleship USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana, Cuba, killing more than 260 people and precipitating the Spanish–American War.
03 JulyIn one of the key naval engagements of the Spanish-American War, the United States Navy destroyed the Spanish Navy's Caribbean Squadron.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1898:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Leila Denmark / Author / United States of America
02 January Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander / Lawyer / United States of America
04 MayBlind Willie McTell / Singer / United States of America
07 January Robert LeGendre / Dentist / United States of America
09 January Gracie Fields / Actress / United Kingdom
09 SeptemberFrankie Frisch / Baseball Player / United States of America
10 January Katharine Burr Blodgett / Engineer / United States of America
12 NovemberLeon Štukelj / Gymnast / Slovenia
17 JuneM. C. Escher / Illustrator / Netherlands
17 JulyBerenice Abbott / Photographer / United States of America
19 SeptemberGiuseppe Saragat / Politician / Italy
20 March Eduard Wiiralt / Artist / Estonia
21 AprilMaurice Wilson / Soldier / United Kingdom
22 SeptemberKatharine Alexander / Actress / United States of America
23 JulyRed Dutton / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
25 SeptemberRobert Brackman / Painter / United States of America
26 AugustPeggy Guggenheim / Philanthropist / Italy
26 AprilJohn Grierson / Producer / Scotland
29 AugustPreston Sturges / Producer / United States of America
29 OctoberAlan Barker / Soldier / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1898:

YearName / Profession / Country
11 AugustSadashiv Kanoji Patil / Politician / India
04 JulyGulzarilal Nanda / Politician / India
04 JulyGulzarilal Nanda / Politician / India
25 NovemberDebaki Bose / Actor / India
31 DecemberKrishna Ballabh Sahay / Politician / India
02 DecemberIndra Lal Roy / Pilot / India
04 JulyGulzarilal Nanda / Politician / India
02 AprilHarindranath Chattopadhyay / Politician / India
05 DecemberJosh Malihabadi / Poet / India
04 JulyGulzarilal Nanda / Politician / India
NA NADurba Banerjee / Social Worker / India
NA NAP.S. Kumaraswamy Raja / Politician / India

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