On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1898

Historical Events


InventionScientific Discovery

Camillo Golgi discovers the Golgi Apparatus (a delicate network inside cells essential for the transmission and reception of information between cells)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi

Famous Birthdays

  • Noel Gay [Reginald Moxon Armitage], British composer (Who's been polishing the Sun), born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1954)
  • Norman Demuth, British composer and musicologist specializing in French works, born in Croyden, Surrey, England (d. 1968)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Baptiste Salpointe, French born second Archbishop of Santa Fe, dies at 75
1898 Highlights

About July 15, 1898

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 122 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer