On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1898

Historical Events


Historic InventionFirst Official Cheerleader

Cheerleading begins in the United States as Johnny Campbell leads the crowd cheering on the football team at the University of Minnesota

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Johhny Campbell coordinates a team to lead the crowd on a football game cheering for University of Minnesota team
Johhny Campbell coordinates a team to lead the crowd on a football game cheering for University of Minnesota team
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  • French government of Dupuy forms
  • Theodor Herzl arrives in Jerusalem

Famous Deaths

  • George Goyder, English surveyor-general of South Australia, dies at 72
1898 Highlights

About November 2, 1898

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio