What Happened in June 1898

Historical Events

  • 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 the United Kingdom for 99 years
  • Jun 9 38th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 307 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Jun 13 Yukon Territory of Canada established, Dawson chosen as capital
  • Jun 14 France signs Niger Convention
  • Jun 15 US House of Representatives passes resolution to annex Hawaii
  • Jun 15 US marines attack Spanish off Guantánamo, Cuba
  • Jun 16 China's emperor De Zong (Guang Xu) receives Kang Youwei
  • 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 18 12th U.S. Women's National Championship: Juliette Atkinson beats Marion Jones (6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5)
  • Jun 21 US captures Guam from Spain during the Spanish-American War
  • 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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 28 15th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats L Martin (6-4 6-4)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 28 22nd Wimbledon Men's 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.”

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Curtis Stevens, American 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1932)
  • Jun 1 Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, American bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 1 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1964)
  • Jun 3 Rosa Chacel, spanish novelist
  • Jun 5 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spainish poet and dramatist (Blood Wedding), born in Fuente Vaqueros, Granada, Andalucía, Spain (d. 1936)
  • Jun 6 Ninette de Valois, [Edris Stannus], Engl, ballerina (Royal Ballet)
  • Jun 6 Walter Abel, actor (Suspicion, Dream Girl), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jun 9 Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt)
  • Jun 9 Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (d. 1952)
  • Jun 10 Virginia Valli [McSweeney], American actress (Pleasure Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1968)
  • Jun 15 Thomas Henry Wait Armstrong, English organist and composer, born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (d. 1994)
  • Jun 15 Willem Scheps, Dutch journalist
  • Jun 17 Maurits C Escher, Dutch graphic artist
  • Jun 17 Carl Hermann, German physicist (d. 1961)
  • Jun 18 Carleton Percy Hobbs, Farnborough England
  • Jun 19 Paul Muller-Zurich, composer
  • Jun 19 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (d. 1968)
  • Jun 21 Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and writer (d. 1964)
  • Jun 22 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front), born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Jun 25 Kay (Katherine Linn) Sage, American painter and poet , born in Albany, New York
  • Jun 26 Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer
  • Jun 26 Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history (d. 1971)
  • Jun 27 Alexandra G "Alja" von Hoyer-Rachmanova, Russ/Aust author (Students)
  • Jun 27 Tibor Harsanyi, composer
  • Jun 30 George Chandler, Waukegan Ill, actor (Lassie)

Famous Weddings


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 13 US diplomat Owen D. Young weds Josephine Sheldon Edmonds in Southbridge, Massachusetts

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Nikolai Afanisev, composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 3 Samuel Plimsoll, English MP (Folkestone), dies at 74
  • Jun 5 Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian Shoemaker
  • Jun 6 Constant A Serrure, Flemish historian, dies at 62
  • Jun 10 Tuone Udaina, last speaker of the Dalmatian language.
  • Jun 13 Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1840)
  • Jun 17 Edward Burne-Jones, English Pre-Raphaelite painter and designer, dies at 64
  • Jun 18 George Ulyett, cricketer (949 runs 50 wkts for England 25 Tests), dies
  • Jun 22 Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun, Austria botanist, dies at 66
  • Jun 25 Ferdinand J Cohn, German botanist/publicist, dies at 70