July 1898 in History

Events in History

Event of Interest

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

  • 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 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
  • Jul 8 The shooting death of crime boss Soapy Smith releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip

Battle of Interest

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

  • 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

Scientific Discovery

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

  • 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 28 Spanish American War: U.S. Army occupies Ponce and declares victory in Puerto Rico over Spanish forces

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Anthony McAuliffe, American general and commander of the 101st Airborne Division celebrated for his reply of "Nuts!" to a German surrender ultimatum, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1975)
  • Jul 4 Gulzarilal Nanda, Indian politician and economist, temporary Prime Minister of India (1964, 1966), born in Sialkot, British India (d. 1998)
  • Jul 4 Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican historian and political activist, born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico (d. 1997)
  • 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 and linguist (Committee of Watchfulness), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • Jul 11 Herman de Man [Salomon Herman Hamburger], Dutch writer (The Rising Waters), born in Woerden, Netherlands (d. 1946)
  • Jul 13 Julius Schreck, member of the Nazi party (d. 1936)
  • Jul 13 Martin David, German-Dutch law historian and papyrologist, born in Poznan, German Empire (d. 1986)
  • Jul 17 Berenice Abbott, American photographer (The World of Atget), born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • Jul 17 G. Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (Edison Laboratories; Armed Forces Radio Service; Nuremberg Trials; National Voice Library), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1985)

Herbert MarcuseHerbert Marcuse (1898-1979)

Jul 18 German-American communist philosopher (One-Dimensional Man, Eros & Civilization), born in Berlin, Germany

Alexander CalderAlexander Calder (1898-1976)

Jul 22 American sculptor (mobiles, stabiles), born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania

  • Jul 22 Stephen Vincent Benét, 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 (Mayo Clinic), born in Rochester, Minnesota (d. 1968)
  • Jul 29 Isidor Isaac Rabi, American nuclear physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1944 for his discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance, born in Rymanów, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1988)
  • Jul 30 Henry Moore, English artist and sculptor (known for Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae), born in Castleford (d. 1986)

Weddings in History

Vladimir Lenin

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

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, French born second Archbishop of Santa Fe, dies at 75
  • Jul 17 John Stuart Williams, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 80

Otto von BismarckOtto von Bismarck (1815-1898)

Jul 30 German chancellor (1866-90) who helped unify Germany, dies at 83