What Happened on July 17, 1898

Historical Events

  • Spanish–American War: Spaniards surrender to US forces at Santiago de Cuba

Famous Birthdays

  • Berenice Abbott, American photographer (The World of Atget), born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • G. Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (Edison Laboratories; Armed Forces Radio Service; Nuremberg Trials; National Voice Library), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1985)
  • Osmond Borradaile, Canadian cinematographer (d. 1999)
Born in 1898

Famous Deaths

  • John Stuart Williams, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 80
1898 Highlights

About July 17, 1898

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer