On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1898

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Admiral George Dewey commands "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" as US route Spanish fleet at Manila

Admiral George Dewey
George Dewey

Famous Birthdays

  • David Tobey, Basketball Hall of Fame referee, born in New York, New York (d. 1988)
  • Eugene R. Black, American President of World Bank (1953-62), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1992)

Famous Deaths

  • Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian and archivist (Brussels), dies at 81