July 1898 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jul 3 American troops, en route to the Philippines on the SS China, raise the American flag on Wake Island
  • Jul 3 Dutch Automobile Club forms (KNAC)
  • Jul 3 Joshua Slocum completes 1st solo circumnavigation of the globe
  • Jul 3 US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba
  • Jul 4 French liner "La Bourgogne" collides with bark Cromartyshire, 560 die
  • Jul 4 US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish-American War)
  • Jul 6 US Senate agrees to annex Hawaii
  • Jul 7 US President McKinley signs the Organic Act to annex Hawaii

BattleBattle of Interest

Jul 8 US battle fleet under Admiral George Dewey occupies Isla Grande at Manila

Admiral George Dewey
Admiral
George Dewey
  • Jul 8 The shooting death of crime boss Soapy Smith releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip
  • Jul 10 Jean-Baptiste Marchands expedition reaches Fashoda at White Hippo
  • Jul 12 Jean-Baptiste Marchand hoists French flag in Fashoda, Sudan
  • Jul 13 San Francisco Ferry Building at foot of Market St opens

InventionScientific Discovery

Jul 15 Camillo Golgi discovers the Golgi Apparatus (a delicate network inside cells essential for the transmission and reception of information between cells)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi
  • Jul 17 Spanish American War: Spaniards surrender to US forces at Santiago de Cuba
  • Jul 22 Crew of Belgium RV Belgica see 1st sunrise in 1600 hrs - 1st expedition to endure Antarctic winter
  • Jul 25 1st US troops land & occupy Puerto Rico, at Guanica Bay
  • Jul 27 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Dancing Men" (BG)
  • Jul 28 Spanish troops in Ponce, Puerto Rico, surrender
  • Jul 28 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Retired Colourman"(BG)

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Andre-Marie Charue, bishop of Namen Belgium
  • Jul 4 Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican historian and political activist, born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico (d. 1997)
  • Jul 4 Gulzarilal Nanda, Indian politician and economist, temporary Prime Minster of India (1964, 1966), born in Sialkot, British India (d. 1998)
  • Jul 8 Alec Waugh, English novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn, born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • Jul 9 Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer (Mary, Revolt in Congo), born in Londerzeel, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • Jul 11 Hendrik J Pos, Dutch philosopher/CEO (Committee of Watchfulness)
  • Jul 11 Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], Dutch writer/Radio Orange
  • Jul 13 Martin David, German/Neth law historian
  • Jul 13 Julius Schreck, member of the Nazi party (d. 1936)
  • Jul 17 Berenice Abbott, photographer (World of Atget), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • Jul 17 Osmond Borradaile, Canadian cinematographer (d. 1999)
  • Jul 18 Herbert Marcuse, German-American communist philosopher (Eros & Civilization), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1979)

Person of interestAlexander Calder

Jul 22 Alexander Calder, American sculptor (mobiles, stabiles), born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)

  • Jul 22 Stephen Vincent BenĂ©t, American author (d. 1943)
  • Jul 23 Jacob Marschak, Ukrainian-American economist (econometrics), born in Kiev, Russia (d. 1977)
  • Jul 24 Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • Jul 27 Queen Mother Moore, African-American civil rights activist and humanitarian, born in New Iberia, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • Jul 28 Charles William Mayo, American surgeon and co-founder (Mayo Clinic), born in Rochester, Minnesota (d. 1968)
  • Jul 29 Isidor Isaac Rabi, Polish physicist (explored atom, Nobel 1944)
  • Jul 30 Henry Moore, English artist and sculptor (known for Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae), born in Castleford (d. 1986)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 10 Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin marries fellow revolutionary Nadezhda "Nadya" Krupskaya in Shushenskoye.

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin

Deaths in History

  • Jul 8 Soapy Smith, American con artist (b. 1860)
  • Jul 11 Charles Chanoine, French lt/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
  • Jul 12 Paul Voulet, French captain/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
  • Jul 15 Jean Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1825)
  • Jul 17 John Stuart Williams, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 80

Person of interestOtto von Bismarck

Jul 30 Otto von Bismarck, German "Iron" chancellor, dies at 83

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck