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Historical Events In 1897

Thursday, 18 July 2019

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

May 21   Karol Mikuli, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

May 21   Yerkes Observatory 40" (1 meter) refractor used for first time on this day in history.  

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

May 28   On this day in history henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange)  

May 29   In the year 1897 31st Belmont: J Scherrer aboard Scottish Cheiftain wins in 2:23.25  

May 29   In the year 1897 erich Wolfgang Korngold, Brno Austria, movie composer (Violanta)  

May 31   On this day in history 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   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 07   On this day in history george Szell, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Metropolitan 1942-45)  

Jun 09   On this day in history alvin Graham Clark, dies 3 weeks after 1st use of Yerkes 40" lens  

Jun 09   On this day in history japan protests United States' takeover of Hawaii  

Jun 11   On this day in history bruno Frei, writer  

Jun 12   Alexandre Tansman, Lodz Poland, composer (Dyptique) in the year 1897.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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   William Frank Powell, NJ educator, named minister to Haiti in the year 1897.  

Jun 19   Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], Bkln NY, comedian (3 Stooges) on this day in history.  

Jun 19   On this day in history 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   In the year 1897 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   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   Walter Greaza, St Paul Minn, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1897 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   On this day in history birth of jack Wagner, OH, actor (Jive Junction)  

Jan 05   Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami) was born in the year 1897.  

Jan 06   Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family) was born in the year 1897.  

Jan 08   Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977) was born on this day in history.  

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   John Cottam, cricket (Test for Aust 1897, no Sheffield matches), dies in the year 1897.  

Feb 01   Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist (b. 1826) died in the year 1897.  

Feb 05   Hoss Radbourn, pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42 in the year 1897.  

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

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

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