What Happened in July 1898

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 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 6 US Senate agrees to annex Hawaii
  • Jul 7 US President McKinley signs the Organic Act to annex Hawaii
  • Jul 8 Phillies' Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0

BattleBattle of Interest

Jul 8 US battle fleet under Admiral George Dewey occupies Isla Grande at Manila

Admiral George Dewey
Admiral
George Dewey
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 15 Camillo Golgi discovers the Golgi Apparatus (a delicate network inside cells essential for the transmission and reception of information between cells)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi
  • Jul 17 Spanish American War: Spaniards surrender to US forces at Santiago de Cuba
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Andre-Marie Charue, bishop of Namen Belgium

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 4 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, born in London (d. 1952)

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • Jul 4 Johnny Lee, Missouri, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy)
  • Jul 4 Dr. Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican historian (d. 1997)
  • Jul 5 Yip Man, Ving Tsun Sifu and Master of Style (Gung-Gung) (d. 1972)
  • Jul 6 Hanns Eisler, German/US composer/German DR-minister for propaganda
  • Jul 7 Hanns Eisler, composer
  • Jul 8 Alec Waugh, English novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn, born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • Jul 8 Melville Ruick, Boise Idaho, actor (Barton-City Hospital)
  • Jul 9 Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer/journalist (Mary, Revolt in Congo)
  • Jul 9 Marcel Delannoy, composer
  • Jul 11 Hendrik J Pos, Dutch philosopher/CEO (Committee of Watchfulness)
  • Jul 11 Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], Dutch writer/Radio Orange
  • Jul 13 Martin David, German/Neth law historian
  • Jul 13 Julius Schreck, member of the Nazi party (d. 1936)
  • Jul 14 Ivan Triesault, Estonia, actor (Cry of the Werewolf, Black Parachute)
  • Jul 14 A. B. "Happy" Chandler, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1991)
  • Jul 15 Noel Gay, [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer
  • Jul 15 Norman Demuth, composer
  • Jul 17 Berenice Abbott, Springfield Oh, photographer (World of Atget)
  • Jul 17 Osmond Borradaile, Canadian cinematographer (d. 1999)
  • Jul 18 Herbert Marcuse, communist philosopher (Eros & Civilization), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jul 18 John Stuart, actor (Number 17), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jul 19 Juan Bautista Plaza-Alfonzo, composer
  • Jul 21 Ernest Willem Mulder, composer
  • Jul 21 Sara Carter, American vocalist, guitarist (Carter Family), born in Cooper Creek, Virginia (d. 1979)
  • Jul 22 Alexander Calder, sculptor (mobiles, stabiles), born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • Jul 22 Stephen Vincent BenĂ©t, American author (d. 1943)
  • Jul 23 Mervyn "Red" Dutton, Manitoba, 2nd NHL pres (1943-46)
  • Jul 23 Jacob Marschak, American economist (d. 1977)
  • Jul 24 Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter
  • Jul 27 Audley Moore, civil rights activist, humanitarian [Queen Mother]
  • Jul 28 Lawrence Gray, American actor (d. 1970)
  • Jul 29 Isidor Isaac Rabi, Poland, physicist (explored atom, Nobel 1944)
  • Jul 30 Henry Moore, English artist and sculptor (known for Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae), born in Castleford (d. 1986)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 10 Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin marries fellow revolutionary Nadezhda "Nadya" Krupskaya in Shushenskoye.

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 7 Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreograph/ballet leader, dies
  • Jul 8 Soapy Smith, American con artist (b. 1860)
  • Jul 11 Charles Chanoine, French lt/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
  • Jul 12 Paul Voulet, French captain/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
  • Jul 15 Jean Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1825)
  • Jul 18 Emil Hartmann, composer, dies at 62
  • Jul 20 Yuri Karlovich Arnold, Russian composer, dies at 86

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 30 Otto von Bismarck, German "Iron" chancellor, dies at 83

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck