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Historical Events in August 1898

  • Aug 8 Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes

InventionHistoric Invention

Aug 9 Rudolf Diesel of Germany obtains patent #608,845 for his internal combustion engine, later known as the diesel engine

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical Engineer
Rudolf Diesel
  • Aug 12 Hawaii is formally annexed to US

Spain Declares War Against the United StatesSpain Declares War Against the United States

Aug 12 Peace protocol ends Spanish–American War, signed

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Colonel ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt (centre, with glasses and holstered gun) with his ‘Rough Riders’ after victory at the Battle of San Juan Hill.
Colonel ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt (centre, with glasses and holstered gun) with his ‘Rough Riders’ after victory at the Battle of San Juan Hill.
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Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Aug 13 US forces under Admiral George Dewey captures Manila during Spanish–American War

Admiral George Dewey
Admiral
George Dewey
  • Aug 16 Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster
  • Aug 22 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Malcolm Whitman wins first of 3 straight US singles titles; beats Dwight F. Davis 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1
  • Aug 25 700 Greeks and 15 Englishmen are slaughtered by the Turks in Heraklion, Greece.
  • Aug 28 Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink "Pepsi-Cola".
  • Aug 29 The Goodyear tire company founded