On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1898

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Juliette Atkinson beats Marion Jones 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 for her third US singles title
  • US Open Men's Golf, Myopia Hunt Club: Scotsman Fred Herd easily wins by 7 strokes from countryman Alex Smith; first 72-hole US Open

Famous Birthdays

  • Carleton Percy Hobbs, Farnborough England

Famous Deaths

  • George Ulyett, English cricket all-rounder (25 Tests; 949 runs, 50 wickets), dies from pneumonia at 46