Historical Events in July 1898

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