Jan 12 In the year 1897 death of isaac Pitman, British inventor (Pitman Shorthand) (b. 1813)
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 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 In the year 1897 woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68