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


Person of interestGertrude Lawrence

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

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • 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? 122 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer