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Historical Events In 1897

Sunday, 31 May 2020

May 19   Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol in the year 1897.  

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

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

May 21   On this day in history 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   The Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames was officially opened on this day in history.  

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

May 25   In the year 1897 alan Kippax, cricketer (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant bat)  

May 27   John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951) in the year 1897.  

May 27   The birth of John Cockcroft, English nuclear physicist on this day in history.  

May 28   Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange) on this day in history.  

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

May 29   On this day in history erich Wolfgang Korngold, Brno Austria, movie composer (Violanta)  

May 31   Margalo Gillmore, London, actress (Skirts Ahoy, High Society) on this day in history.  

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." in the year 1897.  

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   In the year 1897 george Szell, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Metropolitan 1942-45)  

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

Jun 09   On this day in history japan protests United States' takeover of Hawaii  

Jun 11   Bruno Frei, writer in the year 1897.  

Jun 12   On this day in history 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) 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   In the year 1897 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   A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later on this day in history.  

Jun 17   William Frank Powell, NJ educator, named minister to Haiti on this day in history.  

Jun 19   In the year 1897 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   In the year 1897 cyril "Froggy" Francois, cricketer (S Afr all-rounder v Eng 1922-23)  

Jun 22   Norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization) on this day in history.  

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

Jun 23   Winifred Wagner-William, German organizer (Wagner Festival) on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   Jack Wagner, OH, actor (Jive Junction) was born in the year 1897.  

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

Jan 06   Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family) was born in the year 1897.  

Jan 08   On this day in history 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 in the year 1897.  

Jan 30   John Cottam, cricket (Test for Aust 1897, no Sheffield matches), dies on this day in history.  

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

Feb 05   On this day in history hoss Radbourn, pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42  

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 in the year 1897.  

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