On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1898

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Berenice Abbott, photographer (World of Atget), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • Osmond Borradaile, Canadian cinematographer (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

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