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1897 Calendar

1897 Calendar

January
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     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28      
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

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1897 Historical Event(s)

  •  January 23, 1897 – Elva Zona Heaster is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband is perhaps the only case in United States history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction.
  •  February 28, 1897 – Queen Ranavalona III, the last monarch of Madagascar, is deposed by a French military force.
  •  May 26, 1897Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published.
  •  July 26, 1897 – Anglo-Afghan wars: The Pashtun fakir Saidullah leads an army of more than 10,000 to begin a siege of the British garrison in the Malakand Agency of the North West Frontier Province of India.
  •  August 2, 1897 – Anglo-Afghan wars: The Siege of Malakand ends when a relief column is able to reach the British garrison in the Malakand region of colonial India’s North West Frontier Province.
  •  August 31, 1897 – Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.
  •  September 1, 1897 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.
  •  September 10, 1897 – Lattimer massacre: A sheriff’s posse kills 20 unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States.
  •  September 11, 1897 – After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of Kaffa, bringing an end to that ancient kingdom.
  •  November 1, 1897 – The first Library of Congress building opened its doors to the public. The Library had been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.

Who Were Born On 1897?

  •  January 15, 1897 – Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)
  •  February 1, 1897 – Denise Robins, (aka Francesca Wright, Ashley French, Harriet Gray, Julia Kane) British romance novelist (d. 1985)
  •  April 7, 1897 – Erich Loewenhardt, German flying ace of World War I (d. 1918)
  •  April 18, 1897 – Ardito Desio, Italian topographer (d. 2001)
  •  May 2, 1897 – J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (d. 1985)
  •  June 13, 1897 – Paavo Nurmi, Finnish runner (d. 1973)
  •  July 26, 1897 – Paul Gallico, American novelist (d. 1976)
  •  November 17, 1897 – Frank Fay, American actor (d. 1961)
  •  November 21, 1897 – Mollie Steimer Russian-born American anarchist (d. 1980)
  •  December 11, 1897 – Ronald Skirth, conscientious objector of the First World War (d. 1977)