On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1898

Historical Events

First Official Cheerleader

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

  • 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? 123 years and 1 month
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio