On This Day

Historical Events in August 1898

  • Aug 8 W.K. Kellogg invents corn flakes cereal

Historic Invention

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

  • Aug 12 Hawaii is formally annexed to US

Victory in Battle

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

  • 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