- The USS Maine is sunk in Havana, Cuba, leading the US to declare war on Spain.
- Spanish American War - Anna's son, Frank will go to Cuba
- February 12, 1898, the California Genealogical Society was formed
- Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition held in Omaha, NE
- Yukon Territory is formed
- The United States annexed the Hawaiian Islands
- Radium discovered
- Post office authorized the use of postcards
- United States acquired Phillipines, Guam and Puerto Rico at end of the Spanish American War
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Events of 1898
My family seemed fairly isolated from US and world events around them. Here are just a few events from 1898 that they may or may not have been aware of.