Jan 12 Isaac Pitman, British inventor (Pitman Shorthand) (b. 1813) died on this day in history.
Jan 30 In the year 1897 john Cottam, cricket (Test for Aust 1897, no Sheffield matches), dies
Feb 01 Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist (b. 1826) died in the year 1897.
Feb 05 In the year 1897 hoss Radbourn, pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42
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 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.