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.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1898 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1898
Ab urbe condita2651
Armenian calendar1347
Assyrian calendar6648
Bahá'í calendar54–55
Balinese saka calendar1819–1820
Bengali calendar1305
Berber calendar2848
British Regnal year61 Vict. 1 – 62 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar2442
Burmese calendar1260
Byzantine calendar7406–7407
Chinese calendar丁酉(Fire Rooster)
4594 or 4534
    — to —
戊戌年 (Earth Dog)
4595 or 4535
Coptic calendar1614–1615
Discordian calendar3064
Ethiopian calendar1890–1891
Hebrew calendar5658–5659
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1954–1955
 - Shaka Samvat1819–1820
 - Kali Yuga4998–4999
Holocene calendar11898
Igbo calendar898–899
Iranian calendar1276–1277
Islamic calendar1315–1316
Japanese calendarMeiji 31
Javanese calendar1827–1828
Julian calendarGregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar4231
Minguo calendar14 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar430
Thai solar calendar2440–2441
Tibetan calendar阴火鸡年
(female Fire-Rooster)
2024 or 1643 or 871
    — to —
(male Earth-Dog)
2025 or 1644 or 872


1898 world map



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.

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