Historical Events in August 1898

1stHistoric Invention

Aug 9 Rudolf Diesel of Germany patents the diesel internal combustion engine

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical Engineer
Rudolf Diesel
  • Aug 12 Hawaii is formally annexed to US
  • Aug 12 Peace protocol ends Spanish-American War, signed

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Aug 13 US forces under Admiral George Dewey captures Manila during Spanish-American War

Admiral George Dewey
Admiral
George Dewey
  • Aug 16 Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster
  • Aug 22 18th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats Dwight F. 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.