On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1898

Historical Events


BattleBattle of Interest

Battle of Omdurman: Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • Machine gun 1st used in battle

Famous Deaths

  • Hubert Howard, British journalist (Times), dies through friendly fire
  • Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1807)
1898 Highlights

About September 2, 1898

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo