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Historical Events In 1897

Monday, 25 March 2019

May 19   On this day in history oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol.  

May 21   Karol Mikuli, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

May 21   On this day in history yerkes Observatory 40" (1 meter) refractor used for first time  

May 21   Yerkes Observatory 40" (1m) refractor used for 1st time on this day in history.  

May 22   On this day in history robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon)  

May 22   On this day in history the Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames was officially opened  

May 23   On this day in history aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34  

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   The birth of John Cockcroft, English nuclear physicist on this day in history.  

May 28   On this day in history henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange)  

May 29   In the year 1897 31st Belmont: J Scherrer aboard Scottish Cheiftain wins in 2:23.25  

May 29   In the year 1897 erich Wolfgang Korngold, Brno Austria, movie composer (Violanta)  

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

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 02   In the year 1897 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) on this day in history.  

Jun 09   In the year 1897 alvin Graham Clark, dies 3 weeks after 1st use of Yerkes 40" lens  

Jun 09   Japan protests United States' takeover of Hawaii in the year 1897.  

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

Jun 12   In the year 1897 alexandre Tansman, Lodz Poland, composer (Dyptique)  

Jun 12   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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 19   Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], Bkln NY, comedian (3 Stooges) in the year 1897.  

Jun 19   Wee Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak ends in the year 1897.  

Jun 20   Cyril "Froggy" Francois, cricketer (S Afr all-rounder v Eng 1922-23) in the year 1897.  

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

Jun 22   Ralph Abercromby, British meteorologist, dies at about 54 on this day in history.  

Jun 23   Winifred Wagner-William, German organizer (Wagner Festival) 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 in the year 1897.  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1897 birth of marion Davies, [Marion Cecelia Douras], Bkln, actress (Operator 13)  

Jan 03   Pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupec], Polish/US actress (Madame Bovary) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Jack Wagner, OH, actor (Jive Junction) was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1897.  

Jan 08   In the year 1897 birth of dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977)  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 07   Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49 in the year 1897.  

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

Feb 23   Woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68 in the year 1897.  

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