Historical Events in June 1898

  • Jun 1 Trans-Mississippi International Exposition opens in Omaha
  • Jun 7 Social Democracy of America party holds 1st national convention, Chicago

Sports History

Jun 9 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins 2nd title by 1 stroke from dual champion Willie Park Jr

  • Jun 9 China leases Hong Kong's new territories to the United Kingdom for 99 years
  • Jun 9 Second Convention of Peking leases the "New Territories" of Hong Kong to United Kingdom for 99 years rent-free, expiring on 30 June 1997
  • Jun 11 1st US Marines (600) land at Guantanamo, Cuba during the Spanish–American War
  • Jun 11 23rd Preakness: Willie Simms riding Sly Fox wins in 1:49.75
  • Jun 11 Emperor De Zong proclaims reforms in Peking

Philippine Revolution

Jun 12 Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain

  • Jun 13 Yukon Territory of Canada established, Dawson chosen as capital
  • Jun 14 France signs Niger Convention
  • Jun 15 US House of Representatives passes resolution to annex Hawaii
  • Jun 15 US marines attack Spanish off Guantánamo, Cuba
  • Jun 16 China's emperor De Zong (Guang Xu) receives Kang Youwei
  • Jun 17 The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established
  • Jun 18 Steel Pier, 1st amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey [1]
  • Jun 18 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Juliette Atkinson beats Marion Jones 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 for her third US singles title
  • Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Myopia Hunt Club: Scotsman Fred Herd easily wins by 7 strokes from countryman Alex Smith; first 72-hole US Open
  • Jun 21 US captures Guam from Spain during the Spanish–American War
  • Jun 23 Emilio Aguinaldo issues a decree replacing his dictatorial government with a revolutionary government, with himself as President
  • Jun 24 American troops drive Spanish forces from La Guasimas, Cuba

Around The World Alone In A Fishing Boat

Jun 27 Canadian-American adventurer Joshua Slocum arrives in Newport, Rhode Island, completing the 1st solo circumnavigation of the globe

  • Jun 27 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Defending champion R.F. Doherty beats younger brother Laurence Doherty 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jun 27 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Louisa Martin 6-4, 6-4 for her 3rd Wimbledon singles championship

  • Jun 30 Winton Motor Carriage Company publishes the first known automobile ad in Scientific American using the headline “dispense with a horse.”