July 8, 1898 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Alec Waugh, novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn, born in London, England

Deaths in History

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