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Historical Events In 1897

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Mar 13   San Diego State University is founded on this day in history.  

Mar 15   In the year 1897 1st indoor fly casting tournament opens, at Madison Square Garden  

Mar 16   Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of The Devil's Foot" (BG) in the year 1897.  

Mar 17   On this day in history bob Fitzsimmons KOs James J Corbett in 14 for heavyweight boxing title  

Mar 17   Robert Fitzsimmons KOs James J Corbett in 14 for heavyweight boxing title in the year 1897.  

Mar 18   On this day in history betty Compson, actress (Big City, Docks Of New York)  

Mar 19   On this day in history antoine T d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 87  

Mar 19   Betty Compson, Beaver UT, actress (Millionaire Kid, Mad Youth) on this day in history.  

Mar 19   Yale defeated Penn, 30-10 in 1st major college basketball game on this day in history.  

Mar 20   On this day in history 1st US orthodox Jewish Rabbinical seminary (RIETS) incorporates in NY  

Mar 20   France signs treaty with emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia in the year 1897.  

Mar 22   Federal convention starts second meeting in Adelaide to begin drawing up a constitution for a Commonwealth of Australia on this day in history.  

Mar 24   On this day in history charles Eyck, Dutch painter/sculptor  

Mar 25   John Laurie, Dumfries Scotland, actor (Jericho, Island of Desire) in the year 1897.  

Mar 27   On this day in history ... Hartree, mathematician  

Mar 27   On this day in history the birth of Gloria Swanson, American actress  

Mar 29   In the year 1897 japan adopts Gold Standard  

Apr 01   On this day in history willem H van de Pol, Dutch theologist (Christian Dilemma)  

Apr 03   On this day in history johannes Brahms, German composer/conductor (Hung Dances), dies at 63  

Apr 04   Pierre Fresnay, Paris France, actor (Grand Illusion) on this day in history.  

Apr 05   In the year 1897 the Greco-Turkish War, also called "Thirty Days' War", is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.  

Apr 07   Harald Sigurd Johan Saeverud, composer [OS] on this day in history.  

Apr 08   George Garrett, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Apr 08   Herbert Eimert, German composer/musicologist (Glockenspiel) in the year 1897.  

Apr 11   Caspar Neher, German set designer/librettist on this day in history.  

Apr 14   Barbara baroness Wootton of Abinger, English Lower house leader on this day in history.  

Apr 16   Arthur Charles Ernest Hoeree, composer in the year 1897.  

Apr 17   Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, Dutch author (Village by the River) on this day in history.  

Apr 17   Thornton Wilder (American playwright) born on this day in history.  

Apr 18   On this day in history pedro Regas, actor (Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour) [or Apr 12]  

Apr 19   On this day in history 1st American marathon ran, John J McDermott wins in 2:55:10 (Boston)  

Apr 19   On this day in history first American marathon ran, John J McDermott wins in 2 55 10 (Boston)  

Apr 19   On this day in history first American marathon ran, John J McDermott wins in 2:55:10 (Boston)  

Apr 19   Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, sculptor/art benefactor in the year 1897.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1897

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Walter Greaza, St Paul Minn, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Jim Londos, Greek wrestler (d. 1975) was born in the year 1897.  

Jan 03   Marion Davies, [Marion Cecelia Douras], Bkln, actress (Operator 13) was born in the year 1897.  

Jan 03   In the year 1897 birth of pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupec], Polish/US actress (Madame Bovary)  

Jan 05   In the year 1897 birth of jack Wagner, OH, actor (Jive Junction)  

Jan 05   Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami) was born in the year 1897.  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family)  

Jan 08   Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1897

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 12   Isaac Pitman, British inventor (Pitman Shorthand) (b. 1813) died on this day in history.  

Jan 30   On this day in history john Cottam, cricket (Test for Aust 1897, no Sheffield matches), dies  

Feb 01   Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist (b. 1826) died in the year 1897.  

Feb 05   In the year 1897 hoss Radbourn, pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42  

Feb 06   Ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase & Fable), dies in the year 1897.  

Feb 07   Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

Feb 19   Karl T Weierstrass, German mathematician, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Feb 23   In the year 1897 woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68  

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