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Historical Events In 1897

Sunday, 28 February 2021

May 19   Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol on this day in history.  

May 21   On this day in history karol Mikuli, composer, dies at 77  

May 21   In the year 1897 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   In the year 1897 robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon)  

May 22   The Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames was officially opened in the year 1897.  

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) on this day in history.  

May 27   On this day in history 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   In the year 1897 henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange)  

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

May 29   In the year 1897 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." 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." on this day in history.  

Jun 07   On this day in history george Szell, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Metropolitan 1942-45)  

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

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

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   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 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   In the year 1897 paavo Johannes Nurmi, Finland, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1920/24/28)  

Jun 15   Liberals/social-democrats win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election in the year 1897.  

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   In the year 1897 wee Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak ends  

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   In the year 1897 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   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   On this day in history birth of marion Davies, [Marion Cecelia Douras], Bkln, actress (Operator 13)  

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   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 in the year 1897.  

Famous Deaths In 1897

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 12   In the year 1897 death of isaac Pitman, British inventor (Pitman Shorthand) (b. 1813)  

Jan 30   John Cottam, cricket (Test for Aust 1897, no Sheffield matches), dies in the year 1897.  

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

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

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