On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1898

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

US forces under Admiral George Dewey captures Manila during Spanish–American War

Admiral George Dewey
George Dewey

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Borotra, French tennis player (Wimbledon 1924, 26), born in Biarritz, France (d. 1994)
  • Regis Toomey, American actor (Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
1898 Highlights

About August 13, 1898

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo