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Historical Events in December 1898

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

Dec 10 Treaty of Paris which ended the Spanish-American War is signed by US President McKinley; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico and Guam
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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.
  • Dec 10 The first western pilgrims were welcomed at The House of `Abdu'lláh Páshá
  • Dec 12 1st first-class cricket game between Australian states NSW and Tasmania
  • Dec 18 Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 21 French Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium

Physicist Marie Curie
Physicist
Marie Curie
  • Dec 24 Herman Heijermans' "Ghetto" premieres in Amsterdam