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Historical Events In 1897

Monday, 16 May 2022

Jul 30   Jacques de Kadt, Dutch politician/writer (Fascism is War!) in the year 1897.  

Aug 03   John McNally's musical "Good Mr Best," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Aug 04   In the year 1897 henry A Rucker appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for Georgia  

Aug 04   Joseph Calleia, Malta, actor (Jungle Book, Gilda, Touch of Evil) in the year 1897.  

Aug 07   Franz J Weinrich, [Heinrich Lerse], German writer (Himmlisches) in the year 1897.  

Aug 08   On this day in history jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian, dies at 79  

Aug 09   Ralph Wyckoff, American pioneer in x-ray crystallography in the year 1897.  

Aug 10   On this day in history automobile Club of Great Britain established (now: Royal Auto Club)  

Aug 10   In the year 1897 edward Orval Gourdin, Jacksonville, long jumper (Olympic-silver-1924)  

Aug 11   Louise Bogan, Maine, writer (Sleeping Fury) on this day in history.  

Aug 11   The birth of Enid Blyton, English author in the year 1897.  

Aug 12   British naval authorities grant US Navy permission to put battleship 'Indiana' in drydock in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the year 1897.  

Aug 12   In the year 1897 manuel Blancafort, composer  

Aug 13   Antonius von der Linde, Neth/German librarian, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Aug 14   On this day in history the town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.  

Aug 15   On this day in history marion Eugene Bauer, composer  

Aug 16   On this day in history robert Ringling, circus master  

Aug 17   On this day in history w B Purvis patents electric railway switch  

Aug 19   1st electric taxi's drive in London in the year 1897.  

Aug 20   Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author (Det Store Spelet) on this day in history.  

Aug 21   In the year 1897 oldsmobile begins operation as a General Motors Corp division  

Aug 22   In the year 1897 bill Woodfull, cricketer (Australian captain in the Bodyline series)  

Aug 25   In the year 1897 jaroslav Ridky, composer  

Aug 27   On this day in history ad van Emmenes, Dutch soccer reporter  

Aug 27   On this day in history roger Bresnahan debuts as Wash Senator pitcher (later HOF catcher)  

Aug 28   Morris Ankrum, IL, actor (Kronos, Half Human, Earth vs Flying Saucers) in the year 1897.  

Aug 30   On this day in history the town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.  

Aug 31   Frederic March, Wisc, actor (Dr Jeckyll-Acad Awards 1932/1946) on this day in history.  

Aug 31   General Kitchener occupies Berber, North of Khartoum on this day in history.  

Sep 01   Subway service in Boston, MA begins in the year 1897.  

Sep 01   On this day in history the Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.  

Sep 02   On this day in history "McCall-magazine 1st published  

Sep 02   The first issue of McCall's magazine goes on sale at newsstands in the year 1897.  

Sep 03   Cecil Parker, Hastings England, actor (Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities) on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1897 birth of marion Davies, [Marion Cecelia Douras], Bkln, actress (Operator 13)  

Jan 03   Pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupec], Polish/US actress (Madame Bovary) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Jack Wagner, OH, actor (Jive Junction) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1897 birth of theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami)  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family)  

Jan 08   Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977) was born in the year 1897.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 01   Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist (b. 1826) died on this day in history.  

Feb 05   On this day in history hoss Radbourn, pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42  

Feb 06   In the year 1897 ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase & Fable), dies  

Feb 07   Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

Feb 19   Karl T Weierstrass, German mathematician, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Feb 23   In the year 1897 woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68  

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