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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1898 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1898
Ab urbe condita 2651
Armenian calendar 1347
Assyrian calendar 6648
Bahá'í calendar 54–55
Balinese saka calendar 1819–1820
Bengali calendar 1305
Berber calendar 2848
British Regnal year 61  Vict. 1   62  Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar 2442
Burmese calendar 1260
Byzantine calendar 7406–7407
Chinese calendar 丁酉(Fire  Rooster)
4594 or 4534
戊戌年 (Earth  Dog)
4595 or 4535
Coptic calendar 1614–1615
Discordian calendar 3064
Ethiopian calendar 1890–1891
Hebrew calendar 5658–5659
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1954–1955
 - Shaka Samvat 1819–1820
 - Kali Yuga 4998–4999
Holocene calendar 11898
Igbo calendar 898–899
Iranian calendar 1276–1277
Islamic calendar 1315–1316
Japanese calendar Meiji 31
Javanese calendar 1827–1828
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar 4231
Minguo calendar 14 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 430
Thai solar calendar 2440–2441
Tibetan calendar 阴火鸡年
(female Fire-Rooster)
2024 or 1643 or 871
(male Earth-Dog)
2025 or 1644 or 872

1898 ( MDCCCXCVIII ) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar  and a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar , the 1898th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 898th year of the 2nd millennium , the 98th year of the 19th century , and the 9th year of the 1890s decade. As of the start of 1898, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.



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1898 world map


February 15: USS Maine is sunk. USS Maine h60255a.jpg
February 15: USS Maine is sunk.


The original flag of the Philippines as conceived by General Emilio Aguinaldo. The blue is of a lighter shade than the currently mandated royal blue, the sun has eight points as currently but many more rays and it has a mythical face. Philippines Flag Original.svg
The original flag of the Philippines as conceived by General Emilio Aguinaldo. The blue is of a lighter shade than the currently mandated royal blue, the sun has eight points as currently but many more rays and it has a mythical face.



November 26: blizzard. Boston-MA-blizzard-snow-train-November-27-1898-photo.jpg
November 26: blizzard.

Unknown dates



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Gracie Fields
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Kaj Munk
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Sergei Eisenstein
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Randolph Scott
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Denjirō Ōkōchi
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Bertolt Brecht
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Leó Szilárd
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Enzo Ferrari
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Soong Mei-ling
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Eben Dönges


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Hastings Banda
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Armand Hammer
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Jim Fouché


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Stefanos Stefanopoulos
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Happy Chandler
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Isidor Isaac Rabi
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Regis Toomey
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Leopold Infeld
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Alfons Gorbach
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Giuseppe Saragat
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Howard Florey
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George Gershwin


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William O. Douglas
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Leon Štukelj
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Karl Ziegler
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Gunnar Myrdal
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Baby Dodds

Date unknown



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Lewis Carroll
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Matilda Joslyn Gage
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William Ewart Gladstone


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Otto von Bismarck
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Theodor Fontane
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Saint Charbel Makhluf

Date Unknown


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