On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1898

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

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

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical Engineer
Rudolf Diesel

Famous Birthdays

  • David de Jong, Dutch writer (Mutiny on the Canal)

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? 122 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo