Timeline of the Spanish-Anerican War

 

 

 

Time

Cuba

Philippines

Spain

United States

World

1868

1868 - 1878

Ten Years War

 

 

 

 

 

The Virginius affair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1878

Gen Martinez Campos sent to Cuba, ends war with promises of reform and ammesty

 

 

 

 

1869

 

 

 1869-77

Ulysses S. Grant

 

 

 Panic of 1873

 

 

 

 

 

1870

 

 

1864-70

War of the Triple Alliance

 

 1870-71

Franco-Prussian War

 

1871

 

 

1872

 

1872 - 76

Third Carlist War

 

 

1873

 

1873-4

First Spanish Republic

 

1874

 

 

1875

 

1875-1885

 The Restoration

King

Alfonso XII

 

1876

 

 

1877

 

 

 1877-81

 Rutherford B. Hayes

 

 

 

 

1881

James Abram Garfield

 1881-85

 Chester A. Arthur

 

 

1878

 

 

 

1879

1879 - 1880

the Little War

 

 

1879-83

War of the Pacific

1880

 

 

 1880-81

First Boer War

1881

 

 

 

1882

 

 

 

 

1883

 

 

 

 

1884

 

 

 

1886-

1941

King

Alfonso XII

 

1885

 

 

 

 1885-89

Grover Cleveland

 

 

 

 

 

1886

 

 

 

 

1887

 

 

 

 

1888

 

 Gen Weyler sent as captain-general, surpesses Mindinao uprising

 

 American, British and German dispute over Samoa almost leads to war

1889

 

 

 

 

1890

 

 

 

 1889-93

 Benjamin Harrison

 

1891

 

 

 

 

1892

 

 Katipunan

movement started

 

 

1893

 

 

 

 1893-97

Grover Cleveland

 

Panic of 1893

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1897 - 1901

William McKinley

 

Klondike Gold Rush

 

1894

 

 

 

 1894-95

Sino-Japanese War

 

Dreyfus Affair

1895

 the Allianca affair

 

War of '95

 

José Martí

killed

 

 1896-97

Antonio Cánovas del Castillo

 Prime Minister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 8, premier Canovas

assassinated

Sagasta becomes Prime Minster

1896

 Feb 10

Gen Weyler

arrives in Cuba' replaces Campos .

reconcentration camps started

Dec 30

José Rizal

executed

 

1896-1902

Philippine Revolution

 

Spanish driven from

 Cavite Province

 1896 Olympics

1897

 

 

Aug 16

Hearst story on

Evangelina

Cisneros

 

 Dec 11

USS Maine orderd to Key West

 March 27

Tejeros Convention

Emilio Aguinaldo elected president

 

 

 

Dec 14

Pact of Biak-na-Bato

Spain pledges to give Philippines self rule if Aguinaldo exiled. Aguinaldo goes to Hong Kong

 Tsingtao (Qingdao )ceded to Germany

 

Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee

 

1898

 

 

Time

1898

Cuba

Philippines

Spain

Unites States

World

Jan

Jan 13, Loyalist riots in Havana,

Maine ordered to Cuba

 

 

 

 

Feb

Feb 15

 Maine sinks in Havana

 

 

 

 

March

 

 

 

March 6 McKinley asks Congress for $50,000,000 for defense

 

March 17

Proctor Report

 

March 28

Navy finds Maine sunk by mine

 

April

April 1

Cervera's squadron starts massing in the Cape Verde Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 22, Navy sails to blockade Cuba

 

 

 

 

 

April 29

Cervera's squadron departs for San Juan

 

 

 

 

 

April 11

McKinley asks Congress to send troops to Cuba

 

April 19, Congress passes Joint Resolution demands Cuban independce from Spain

 

April 20, McKinley signs resolution, state of war with Spain

 

April 23, Spain declares war on America, McKinley issues call for 125,000 volunteers

 

Theodore Roosevelt resigns as Ass Sec of Navy, forms the Rough Riders

 

May

 

May 10 ,Cervera's squadron at Martinique , Terror lost

 

May 12, Sampson bombards San Juan

Puerto Rico

 

May 14 Cervera's squadron at Curacao

May 1 Battle of Manila Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 16, Bermejo removed as Minister of Marine. New Minister is Captain Ramon Aunon y Villalon

 

 

June

June 3 Merrimac

sunk to block Santiago harbor

 

June 6 Marines land at Guantamamo Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 22

Landings at Daiquiri and Siboney

 

June 24 Battle of Las Guasimas

 

June 12,

Aguinaldo declares independce of the Philippines, not recognized by the United States or Spain

 

June 15, Admiral Camara's squadron  powerful Pelayo, Carlos V ordered to sail from spain to the Philippines via Suez

 

June 20

The cruiser USS Charleston takes possession of Guam

 

 

 

July

July 1 battles of El Caney and San Juan Hill

 

July 3

The Naval battle of Santiago de Cuba

 

 

Santiago under seige,July 10, naval bombardment of Santiago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 17 Gen Toral surrenders Santiago

 

July 18 Spanish Foreign Minister begins peace process

 

July 25, Gen Miles lands at Guánica,Puerto Rico

 

 

July 5 Admiral Camara's squadron arrives in Suez

 

 

 

 

July 10, Dewey threatens Germans with war over German actions in the Philippines

 

July 7 Admiral Camara's squadron recalled to Spain

 

 

July 7, Hawaii annexed

August

Aug 12

 hostilities ended with Protocol of Peace

 

Aug 13, Manila captured from Spanishin mock battle,fighting breaks out among US and Filipinos, beginning of Philippine-American War

 

Aug 14, 11,000 US troops sent to Philippines

 

 

 

Sept

 

 

 

 

 

Oct

 

 

 

 

 

Nov

 

 

 

 

 

Dec

Dec 10, formal signing of Peace Treaty in Paris

 

in 1903 perpetual lease of Guantanamo Bay agreed to

 

 

 

 

 

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