Historical Events In 1897
Monday, 16 May 2022
May 19 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
May 21 In the year 1897 yerkes Observatory 40" (1m) refractor used for 1st time
May 22 Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon) in the year 1897.
May 22 In the year 1897 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 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 on this day in history.
May 29 In the year 1897 erich Wolfgang Korngold, Brno Austria, movie composer (Violanta)
May 31 In the year 1897 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 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 George Szell, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Metropolitan 1942-45) in the year 1897.
Jun 09 Alvin Graham Clark, dies 3 weeks after 1st use of Yerkes 40" lens in the year 1897.
Jun 09 Japan protests United States' takeover of Hawaii on this day in history.
Jun 11 On this day in history bruno Frei, writer
Jun 12 Alexandre Tansman, Lodz Poland, composer (Dyptique) on this day in history.
Jun 12 On this day in history 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 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 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) on this day in history.
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 William Frank Powell, NJ educator, named minister to Haiti in the year 1897.
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 On this day in history norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization)
Jun 22 On this day in history ralph Abercromby, British meteorologist, dies at about 54
Jun 23 In the year 1897 winifred Wagner-William, German organizer (Wagner Festival)