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.

BattleBattle of Interest

US battle fleet under Admiral George Dewey occupies Isla Grande at Manila

Admiral George Dewey
Admiral
George Dewey

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)