< MDCCCXCVIII = 1898 >
Events in 1898
|12 January:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1315 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|13 January:|| ||“J' accuse”, writes Émile Zola in an open letter to the French president, accusing the government of antisemitism in the Dreyfus affair.|
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|14 January:|| ||Lewis Carroll, English author, dies in Guildford at age 66.|
|22 January:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rooster makes room for the Year of the Dog.|
|11 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|6 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|10 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|20 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|25 April:|| ||The Spanish–American War is declared.|
|28 May:|| ||Italian photographer Secondo Pia takes the first photographs of the Shroud of Turin, revealing the outline of a man's face.|
|29 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|12 June:|| ||Filipino rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo proclaims the independence of the Philippines.|
|17 June:|| ||M.C. Escher, Dutch artist, is born in Leeuwarden.|
|12 July:|| ||Scottish chemist William Ramsay separates xenon from liquid argon by difference in boiling point and recognizes it as a new element.|
|30 July:|| ||Otto von Bismarck, Ministerpräsident of Prussia from 1862 to 1890, first Chancellor of Germany from 1871 to 1890, dies in Friedrichsruh at age 83.|
|12 Augustus:|| ||Spain relinquishes Cuba and cedes Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippiness to the United States for $20 million to end the Spanish–American War.|
|14 September:|| ||J. Slauerhoff, Dutch writer, is born in Leeuwarden.|
|26 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|21 November:|| ||René Magritte, Belgian painter, is born in Lessines.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|26 December:|| ||The French chemists Marie and Pierre Curie isolate radium from a sample of uraninite and recognize it as a new element.|
People in 1898
Hormuzd Rassam, Giuseppe Verdi, Alexandrina Victoria, Lord Kelvin, Jules Verne, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Guido Gezelle, Dmitri Mendeleev, Elisha Gray, Camille Saint-Saëns, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Clemens, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Paul Cézanne, Émile Zola, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Antonín Dvořák, Edvard Grieg, William McKinley, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander Graham Bell, Joseph Pulitzer, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Meiji the Great, Henri Becquerel, Antoni Gaudí, Jacobus van 't Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Oscar Wilde, Auguste Verneuil, Nikola Tesla, Emil Kraepelin, George Bernard Shaw, George Hendrik Breitner, Rudolf Diesel, Charles Eastman, Giacomo Puccini, Max Planck, Theodore Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Gustav Mahler, Paul Nipkow, Anton Chekhov, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Rudolf Steiner, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Alois Alzheimer, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Herman Gorter, Sun Yat-sen, Marie Curie, Wilbur Wright, Masaoka Shiki, Maxim Gorky, Nicholas II, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Vladimir Lenin, Marcel Proust, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franz Kafka, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, Manfred von Richthofen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI and Joseph Goebbels celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1898 was a common year starting on a Saturday, just like 1803, 1814, 1825, 1831, 1842, 1853, 1859, 1870, 1881 and 1887 in the century before it and 1910, 1921, 1927, 1938, 1949, 1955, 1966, 1977, 1983 and 1994 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1898 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 January 2018.