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Historical Events In 1897

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

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

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

May 21   Yerkes Observatory 40" (1 meter) refractor used for first time in the year 1897.  

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

May 22   Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon) on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history alan Kippax, cricketer (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant bat)  

May 27   John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951) on this day in history.  

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   Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Brno Austria, movie composer (Violanta) on this day in history.  

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." in the year 1897.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jun 11   In the year 1897 bruno Frei, writer  

Jun 12   On this day in history alexandre Tansman, Lodz Poland, composer (Dyptique)  

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) 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 13   Paavo Johannes Nurmi, Finland, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1920/24/28) in the year 1897.  

Jun 15   Liberals/social-democrats win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election on this day in history.  

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   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) in the year 1897.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   In the year 1897 birth of theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami)  

Jan 06   In the year 1897 birth of billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family)  

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   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   In the year 1897 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   In the year 1897 ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase & Fable), dies  

Feb 07   On this day in history galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49  

Feb 19   On this day in history karl T Weierstrass, German mathematician, dies at 81  

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

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