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Historical Events In 1897

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

May 19   In the year 1897 oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol.  

May 21   Karol Mikuli, composer, dies at 77 in the year 1897.  

May 21   In the year 1897 yerkes Observatory 40" (1 meter) refractor used for first time  

May 21   In the year 1897 yerkes Observatory 40" (1m) refractor used for 1st time  

May 22   In the year 1897 robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon)  

May 22   In the year 1897 the Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames was officially opened  

May 23   Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34 in the year 1897.  

May 25   Alan Kippax, cricketer (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant bat) in the year 1897.  

May 27   In the year 1897 john Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951)  

May 27   In the year 1897 the birth of John Cockcroft, English nuclear physicist  

May 28   Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange) in the year 1897.  

May 29   31st Belmont: J Scherrer aboard Scottish Cheiftain wins in 2:23.25 on this day in history.  

May 29   Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Brno Austria, movie composer (Violanta) in the year 1897.  

May 31   On this day in history margalo Gillmore, London, actress (Skirts Ahoy, High Society)  

Jun 02   Mark Twain, responding to rumors that he was dead at age 61, is quoted by the New York Journal as saying "The report of my death was an exaggeration." on this day in history.  

Jun 02   On this day in history mark Twain, responding to rumors that he was dead at age 61, is quoted by the New York Journal as saying: "The report of my death was an exaggeration."  

Jun 07   George Szell, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Metropolitan 1942-45) in the year 1897.  

Jun 09   Alvin Graham Clark, dies 3 weeks after 1st use of Yerkes 40" lens on this day in history.  

Jun 09   In the year 1897 japan protests United States' takeover of Hawaii  

Jun 11   Bruno Frei, writer on this day in history.  

Jun 12   Alexandre Tansman, Lodz Poland, composer (Dyptique) on this day in history.  

Jun 12   In the year 1897 in Assam. India a 8.7 earthquake caused caused the complete devastation of over 9,000 square miles and was felt over 1.75 million square miles. Over 1500 deaths  

Jun 12   Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (negligible death toll) in the year 1897.  

Jun 12   Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India. Shock waves felt over an area size of Europe. Negligible death toll in the year 1897.  

Jun 13   Paavo Johannes Nurmi, Finland, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1920/24/28) on this day in history.  

Jun 15   In the year 1897 liberals/social-democrats win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election  

Jun 16   A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later in the year 1897.  

Jun 17   On this day in history william Frank Powell, NJ educator, named minister to Haiti  

Jun 19   On this day in history moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], Bkln NY, comedian (3 Stooges)  

Jun 19   Wee Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak ends on this day in history.  

Jun 20   On this day in history cyril "Froggy" Francois, cricketer (S Afr all-rounder v Eng 1922-23)  

Jun 22   Norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization) in the year 1897.  

Jun 22   On this day in history ralph Abercromby, British meteorologist, dies at about 54  

Jun 23   In the year 1897 winifred Wagner-William, German organizer (Wagner Festival)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1897

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of walter Greaza, St Paul Minn, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of jim Londos, Greek wrestler (d. 1975)  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami)  

Jan 06   Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history death of isaac Pitman, British inventor (Pitman Shorthand) (b. 1813)  

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

Feb 01   On this day in history death of constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist (b. 1826)  

Feb 05   Hoss Radbourn, pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42 on this day in history.  

Feb 06   On this day in history ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase & Fable), dies  

Feb 07   In the year 1897 galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49  

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

Feb 23   Woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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