Historical Events in December 1898

  • Dec 10 The first western pilgrims welcomed at The House of `Abdu'lláh Páshá

Spain 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

  • Dec 12 1st first-class cricket game between Australian states NSW and Tasmania
  • Dec 18 First automobile speed record set of 63 kph (39 mph) by French Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat of Paris

Historic Event

Dec 21 Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium

  • Dec 24 Herman Heijermans' "Ghetto" premieres in Amsterdam