On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1898

Historical Events

  • French liner "La Bourgogne" collides with bark Cromartyshire, 560 die
  • US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish–American War)

Famous Birthdays

Gertrude Lawrence

Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, born in London (d. 1952)

  • Gulzarilal Nanda, Indian politician and economist, temporary Prime Minister of India (1964, 1966), born in Sialkot, British India (d. 1998)
  • Johnny Lee, American actor (Song of the South, The Amos 'n' Andy Show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1965)
  • Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican historian and political activist, born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico (d. 1997)
1898 Highlights

About July 4, 1898

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer