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Historical Events In 1897

Monday, 03 October 2022

May 19   On this day in history oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol.  

May 21   In the year 1897 karol Mikuli, composer, dies at 77  

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

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

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   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   John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951) in the year 1897.  

May 27   In the year 1897 the birth of John Cockcroft, English nuclear physicist  

May 28   In the year 1897 henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange)  

May 29   On this day in history 31st Belmont: J Scherrer aboard Scottish Cheiftain wins in 2:23.25  

May 29   Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Brno Austria, movie composer (Violanta) in the year 1897.  

May 31   Margalo Gillmore, London, actress (Skirts Ahoy, High Society) in the year 1897.  

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) on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history bruno Frei, writer  

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

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 in the year 1897.  

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 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 13   On this day in history 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   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   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   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history birth of walter Greaza, St Paul Minn, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye)  

Jan 02   Jim Londos, Greek wrestler (d. 1975) was born in the year 1897.  

Jan 03   Marion Davies, [Marion Cecelia Douras], Bkln, actress (Operator 13) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupec], Polish/US actress (Madame Bovary) was born in the year 1897.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of jack Wagner, OH, actor (Jive Junction)  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   Isaac Pitman, British inventor (Pitman Shorthand) (b. 1813) died in the year 1897.  

Jan 30   In the year 1897 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 in the year 1897.  

Feb 06   On this day in history 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   In the year 1897 karl T Weierstrass, German mathematician, dies at 81  

Feb 23   On this day in history woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68  

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