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Notable Historical Events - 1898

1898Scientists Pierre & Marie Curie discovers radium

1898John Philip Holland achieves successful test runs of the first modern submarine off Staten Island

1898Camillo Golgi discovers the Golgi Apparatus (a delicate network inside cells essential for the transmission and reception of information between cells)

1898Gerhart Hauptmann's "Fuhrmann Henschel" premieres in Berlin

1898 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Brooklyn merges with NY to form present City of NY 
Jan 1
Lightship replaces whistling buoy at mouth of SF Bay 
Jan 1
d'Annunzio's "Sogno d'un mattino di primavera," premieres in Rome 
Jan 4
1st installment of William Dean Howell's "Life & Letters" appears 
Jan 6
1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake 
Jan 12
Itō Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan. 
Jan 13
Emile Zola publishes his open letter (J'accuse) in defense of Alfred Dreyfus 
Jan 14
Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground) 
Jan 19
Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game 
Feb 1
1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Co 
Feb 8
John Ames Sherman patents 1st envelope folding & gumming mach (Mass) 
Feb 11
Owen Smith of NC, AME Zion minister, named US minister to Liberia 
Feb 15
USS Maine sinks in Havana harbor, cause unknown-258 sailors die 
Feb 22
Black postmaster lynched, his wife & 3 daughters shot in Lake City SC 
Feb 23
In France, Emile Zola is imprisoned for writing his "J'accuse" letter accusing government of anti-Semitism & wrongly jailing Alfred Dreyfus 
Mar 2
Australia complete a 4-1 series annihilation of England 
Mar 8
Richard Straus' "Don Quixote" premieres in Keulen 
Mar 17
1st practical submarine 1st submerges, NYC (for 1 hour 40 minutes) 
Mar 17
John Philip Holland achieves successful test runs of the first modern submarine off Staten Island 
Mar 24
1st automobile sold 
Mar 25
Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association formed in NYC 
Apr 8
Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese 
Apr 11
President McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration 
Apr 12
Army transfers Yerba Buena Island in SF Bay to Navy 
Apr 19
2nd Boston Marathon won by Ron McDonald of Mass in 2:42:00 
Apr 20
US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota opens 
Apr 21
Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat 
Apr 21
Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain as of this date. 
Apr 22
1st Spanish-American War action: USS Nashville, takes enemy ship 
Apr 22
Baltimore James Hughes no-hits Boston Braves 8-0 
Apr 22
Cincinnati Red Theodore Breitenstein no-hits Pirates 11-0 
Apr 22
Congress passes Volunteer Army Act calling for a Volunteer Cavalry 
Apr 22
US President McKinley orders blockade of Cuban harbors 
Apr 24
US fleet under commodore Dewey sails from Hong Kong to Philippines 
Apr 24
Spanish-American War: Spain delares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba 
Apr 25
Spanish-American War: The United States declares state of war on Spain effective from 21st April. 
Apr 30
Championship wrestling match at Met turns into a brawl 
May 1
George Dewey commands "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" as US route Spanish fleet at Manila 
May 3
Camp Merriman forms at Presidio (SF) (see 0517) 
May 4
24th Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Plaudit wins in 2:09 
May 8
The first games of the Italian Football League are played. 
May 12
Louisiana adopts new constitution with "grandfather clause" designed to eliminate black voters 
May 17
Camp Merritt forms in Presidio [see 0503] 
May 19
Post Office authorizes use of postcards 
May 21
US Assay Office in Seattle, Washington authorized 
May 23
1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Francisco 
May 25
1st US troop transport to Manila leaves SF 
May 26
32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32 
May 26
SF approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utilities 
May 27
Arthur Pinero's "Trelawney of the Wells" premieres in London 
Jun 1
Trans-Mississippi International Exposition opens in Omaha 
Jun 7
Social Democracy of America party holds 1st national convention, Chicago 
Jun 9
China leases Hong Kong's new territories to Britain for 99 years 
Jun 10
US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War 
Jun 11
1st US Marines (600) land at Guantanamo Cuba during Spanish-American War 
Jun 11
23rd Preakness: Willie Simms riding Sly Fox wins in 1:49.75 
Jun 11
Emperor De Zong proclaims reforms in Peking 
Jun 12
Philippine nationalists declares independence from Spain to US control 
Jun 12
Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain 
Jun 13
Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital 
Jun 14
France signs Niger Convention 
Jun 15
US House of Representatives accepts annexation of Hawaii 
Jun 15
US marines attack Spanish off Guantánamo, Cuba 
Jun 16
China's emperor De Zong (Guang Xu) receives Kang Youwei 
Jun 17
US Senate agrees to annex Hawaii 
Jun 17
The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established. 
Jun 18
1st amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, NJ 
Jun 18
4th US Golf Open: Fred Herd shoots a 328 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass 
Jun 21
Guam becomes a territory of US 
Jun 23
Emilio Aguinaldo issues a decree replacing his dictatorial government with a revolutionary government, with himself as President 
Jun 24
American troops drive Spanish forces from La Guasimas, Cuba 
Jun 28
15th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Charlotte Sterry beats L Martin (6-4 6-4) 
Jun 28
22nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats L Doherty (6-3 6-3 2-6 5-7 6-1) 
Jun 30
Winton Motor Carriage Company publishes the first known automobile ad in Scientific American using the headline "dispense with a horse." 
Jul 1
Teddy Roosevelt & his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill 
Jul 3
American troops captured deserted Wake Island 
Jul 3
Dutch Automobile Club forms (KNAC) 
Jul 3
Joshua Slocum completes 1st solo circumnavigation of the globe 
Jul 3
US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba 
Jul 4
French liner "La Bourgogne" collides with bark Cromartyshire, 560 die 
Jul 4
US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish-American War) 
Jul 7
US annexes Hawaii 
Jul 8
Phillies' Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0 
Jul 8
US battle fleet under Admiral Dewey occupies Isla Grande at Manila 
Jul 8
The shooting death of crime boss Soapy Smith releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip. 
Jul 10
Jean-Baptiste Marchands expedition reaches Fashoda at White Hippo 
Jul 12
Jean-Baptiste Marchand hoists French flag in Fashoda Sudan 
Jul 13
SF Ferry Building at foot of Market St opens 
Jul 15
Camillo Golgi discovers the Golgi Apparatus (a delicate network inside cells essential for the transmission and reception of information between cells) 
Jul 17
Spanish American War - Spaniards surrender to US at Santiago Cuba 
Jul 21
Spain cedes Guam to USA 
Jul 22
Crew of Belgium RV Belgica see 1st sunrise in 1600 hrs - 1st expedition to endure Antarctic winter 
Jul 25
1st US troops land & occupy Puerto Rice, at Guanica Bay 
Jul 27
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Dancing Men" (BG) 
Jul 28
Spanish troops in Ponce, Puerto Rico, surrender 
Jul 28
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Retired Colourman"(BG) 
Jul 30
Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes 
Aug 9
Rudolf Diesel, of Germany, patents the the diesel internal combustion engine 
Aug 12
Hawaii formally annexed to US 
Aug 12
Peace protocol ends Spanish-American War, signed 
Aug 13
US forces under George Dewey captures Manila during Spanish-Amer war 
Aug 16
Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster 
Aug 23
18th US Mens Tennis: Malcolm Whitman beats Dwight Davis (3-6 6-2 6-2 6-1) 
Aug 25
700 Greeks and 15 Englishmen are slaughtered by the Turks in Heraklion, Greece. 
Aug 28
Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink "Pepsi-Cola". 
Aug 29
The Goodyear tire company is founded. 
Sep 1
Dutch soccer team Receiver forms 
Sep 1
Lord Kitchener's troops attack Omdurman, Sudan 
Sep 2
Battle of Omdurman: Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain 
Sep 2
Machine gun 1st used in battle 
Sep 6
Lord Kitchener destroys Mahdi's tomb in Omdurman 
Sep 9
Ottawa Football Club re-organizes into the Rough Riders 
Sep 10
Lord Kitchener's ships sails from Kartoum to Fashoda 
Sep 10
Empress Elizabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni. 
Sep 13
20,000 Paris construction workers go on strike 
Sep 13
Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film 
Sep 15
National Afro-American Council forms in Rochester NY 
Sep 18
Lord Kitchener's ships reach Fashoda, Sudan 
Sep 21
Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform in China, imprisoning the Guangxu Emperor. 
Sep 26
Victor Herbert/Harry Smith's musical premieres in NYC 
Sep 29
French troops reach Guinea & Sudan, Samori caught 
Sep 30
City of NY established 
Oct 1
Dutch railway Alkmaar-Receiver opens 
Oct 1
Henry Huntington buys LA Railway 
Oct 1
Jews are expelled from Kiev Russia 
Oct 1
Tsar Nikolay II expels Jews from major Russian cities. 
Oct 1
The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie. 
Oct 6
Gustav Mahler conducts 1st Wiener Philharmonic 
Oct 6
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity founded at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. 
Oct 8
First Canadian Intercollegiate football game: McGill beats Queen's, 3-2 
Oct 12
Establishment of the first town council in Mateur. 
Oct 18
American flag raised in Puerto Rico 
Oct 20
NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms 
Nov 2
French government of Dupuy forms 
Nov 2
Theodor Herzl arrives in Jerusalem 
Nov 2
Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team. 
Nov 5
Gerhart Hauptmann's "Fuhrmann Henschel" premieres in Berlin 
Nov 10
Race riot in Wilmington NC (8 blacks killed) 
Nov 22
Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome) 
Nov 24
The International Conference of Rome for the Social Defense Against Anarchists opens. 
Nov 26
-27) Snow/ice storm over US; 455 die 
Nov 26
SS Portland "The Titanic of New England" leaves for Cape Cod, shipwrecked off Cape Ann, all 192 on board killed 
Dec 10
Spanish-American War ends; US acquires Philippines, PR & Guam 
Dec 10
The first western pilgrims were welcomed at The House of `Abdu'lláh Páshá 
Dec 12
1st 1st-class game between NSW & Tasmania 
Dec 18
Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph) 
Dec 21
Scientists Pierre & Marie Curie discovers radium 
Dec 24
Herman Heijermans' "Ghetto" premieres in Amsterdam 
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