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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)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1897

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1897 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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history 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   Isaac Pitman, British inventor (Pitman Shorthand) (b. 1813) died on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 05   Hoss Radbourn, pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42 on this day in history.  

Feb 06   Ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase & Fable), dies in the year 1897.  

Feb 07   Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49 in the year 1897.  

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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