What Happened on July 8, 1898

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Phillies' Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • The shooting death of crime boss Soapy Smith releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
  • US battle fleet under Admiral Dewey occupies Isla Grande at Manila

Famous Birthdays

  • Alec Waugh, novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn, born in London, England
  • Melville Ruick, Boise Idaho, actor (Barton-City Hospital)

Famous Deaths

  • Soapy Smith, American con artist (b. 1860)