What Happened on August 9, 1898

Historical Events

Historic Invention

Rudolf Diesel of Germany obtains patent #608,845 for his internal combustion engine, later known as the diesel engine

Famous Deaths

  • Gardner Quincy Colton, American lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry, dies at 84
1898 Highlights

About August 9, 1898

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo