On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1898

Historical Events

  • Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese

Famous Birthdays

  • Achiel H. Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58), born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • Cecil [Maurice] Bowra, British classics expert (Greek experience)

Famous Deaths

  • William Polk Hardeman, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 81
1898 Highlights

About April 8, 1898

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries