July 8, 1898 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

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

BattleBattle of Interest

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

Admiral George Dewey
George Dewey

Birthdays in History

  • Alec Waugh, English novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn, born in London, England (d. 1981)

Deaths in History

  • Soapy Smith, American con artist (b. 1860)