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Year 1898 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 8 Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese
  • Apr 24 Spanish–American War: Spain declares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
  • May 19 US Congress passes the Private Mailing Card Act, allowing private publishers and printers to produce postcards, had to be labelled "Private Mailing Cards" until 1901, known as "souvenir cards"
  • Jun 10 US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish–American War
  • Aug 9 Rudolf Diesel of Germany obtains patent #608,845 for his internal combustion engine, later known as the diesel engine
  • Sep 21 Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform in China, imprisoning the Guangxu Emperor
  • Dec 21 Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium
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