Historical Events In 1897
Sunday, 09 August 2020
May 19 Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol in the year 1897.
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 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1897.
May 23 In the year 1897 aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34
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) 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) in the year 1897.
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." in the year 1897.
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) in the year 1897.
Jun 09 On this day in history alvin Graham Clark, dies 3 weeks after 1st use of Yerkes 40" lens
Jun 09 In the year 1897 japan protests United States' takeover of Hawaii
Jun 11 In the year 1897 bruno Frei, writer
Jun 12 In the year 1897 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 On this day in history possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (negligible death toll)
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 In the year 1897 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 In the year 1897 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 on this day in history.
Jun 20 Cyril "Froggy" Francois, cricketer (S Afr all-rounder v Eng 1922-23) on this day in history.
Jun 22 On this day in history norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization)
Jun 22 Ralph Abercromby, British meteorologist, dies at about 54 on this day in history.
Jun 23 In the year 1897 winifred Wagner-William, German organizer (Wagner Festival)