Historical Events In 1897
Sunday, 16 January 2022
May 19 Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol on this day in history.
May 21 In the year 1897 karol Mikuli, composer, dies at 77
May 21 Yerkes Observatory 40" (1 meter) refractor used for first time in the year 1897.
May 21 On this day in history yerkes Observatory 40" (1m) refractor used for 1st time
May 22 Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon) in the year 1897.
May 22 On this day in history the Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames was officially opened
May 23 In the year 1897 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 In the year 1897 john Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951)
May 27 On this day in history the birth of John Cockcroft, English nuclear physicist
May 28 Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange) in the year 1897.
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 In the year 1897 margalo Gillmore, London, actress (Skirts Ahoy, High Society)
Jun 02 In the year 1897 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 In the year 1897 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 In the year 1897 george Szell, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Metropolitan 1942-45)
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 in the year 1897.
Jun 11 On this day in history bruno Frei, writer
Jun 12 In the year 1897 alexandre Tansman, Lodz Poland, composer (Dyptique)
Jun 12 On this day in history 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
Jun 12 Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (negligible death toll) on this day in history.
Jun 12 Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India. Shock waves felt over an area size of Europe. Negligible death toll on this day in history.
Jun 13 In the year 1897 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 On this day in history william Frank Powell, NJ educator, named minister to Haiti
Jun 19 Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], Bkln NY, comedian (3 Stooges) on this day in history.
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 in the year 1897.
Jun 23 In the year 1897 winifred Wagner-William, German organizer (Wagner Festival)