What Happened on August 9, 1898

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

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

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical Engineer
Rudolf Diesel
  • Rudolf Diesel of Germany patents the diesel internal combustion engine

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