August 1898 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 9 Rudolf Diesel of Germany patents the diesel internal combustion engine
  • 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
George Dewey
  • Aug 16 Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster
  • 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.

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 3 Brother Adam [Kehrle], benedictine monk/beekeeper
  • Aug 8 Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans)
  • Aug 9 David de Jong, Dutch writer (Mutiny on the Canal)
  • Aug 11 Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, politician/trade unionist
  • Aug 15 Lillian Carter, US President Jimmy Carter's (1977-1981) mom
  • Aug 15 Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (d. 1966)
  • Aug 17 Gerard Schmook, Flemish librarian/historian/custodian
  • Aug 20 G Kraus, director Santpoort (Insanity in Netherlands)
  • Aug 20 Leopold Infeld, Polish nuclear physicist (Whom the God's Love)
  • Aug 20 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (d. 1973)
  • Aug 24 Albert Claude, Belgium, biologist/physician (Nobel 1974)
  • Aug 24 Malcolm Cowley, Belsano Penn, author (Flowering of New England)
  • Aug 24 Marie J Hugenholtz, [Doctor Grandi], surgeon on Curacao
  • Aug 25 Helmut Hasse, German mathematician (d. 1975)
  • Aug 26 Peggy Guggenheim, American art patron & collector, born in New York City (d. 1979)
  • Aug 28 Ludwig Turek, German writer, born in Stendal (d. 1975)
  • Aug 29 Preston Sturges, [Edmund P Biden], Chic, director (Sullivan's Travels)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 8 Eugène Boudin, French painter (b. 1824)
  • Aug 9 Gardner Quincy Colton, American lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry, dies at 84
  • Aug 27 John Hopkinson, British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson's Law) dies with three of his children in a mountaineering accident in the Pennine Alps, Switzerland at 49