1898 — The Spanish American War, a war that will last less than eight months, begins in April. Tensions have mounted between the United States and Spain since the explosion of the U.S.S. in Havana harbor in February, which many speculate is caused by the Spanish. Sentiments like these are further exacerbated by the “yellow journalism” tactics of William Randolph Hearst’s newspaper, The New York Journal.
Source: 26 Trager, The People’s Chronology, 623-624.
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