In The Netherlands , there was from July 27, 1897 to August 1, 1901 the cabinet Pierson, with Mr. N.G. Pierson (unie-liberaal) as prime minister.
The Netherlands had about 5.1 million citizens.
Spanish-American War: The Battle of Manila Bay ? the United States Navy destroys the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first battle of the war.
Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
The Hundred Days' Reform is started by Guangxu Emperor in hopes changing social, political and educational institutions in China, but is suspended by Empress Dowager Cixi after 104 days. The failed reform though led to the abolition of Imperial Examination in 1905.
The temperature on December 30, 1898 was about 5.3 °C. The airpressure was 74 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 94%.
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