1897 in History – What happened in year 1897

In history, year 1897 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1897.

Know what happened in 1897:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
07 July The Philippine revolutionary secret society Katipunan (co-founder Andres Bonifacio pictured) was founded by anti-Spanish Filipinosin Manila.
28 FebruaryRanavalona III , the last sovereign ruler of the Kingdom of Madagascar, was deposed by a French military force.
11 SeptemberGaki Sherocho was captured by the forces of Emperor of EthiopiaMenelik II, bringing an end to the Kingdom of Kaffa.
01 MayThe Hindu monastic order Sri Ramakrishna Math and Mission wasfounded by Swami Vivekananda.
02 AugustThe Siege of Malakand ended when a relief column was able toreach the British garrison in the Malakand region of colonial India'sNorth West Frontier Province.
10 OctoberGerman chemist Felix Hoffman discovered an improved way ofsynthesizing acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin).
21 SeptemberThe New York Sun, a prominent New York City newspaper,published an editorial by Francis Pharcellus Church stating, 'Yes,Virginia, there is a Santa Claus', that has become a part of popularChristmas lore in the United States.
22 MayThe first Blackwall Tunnel (construction pictured) under theRiver Thames was opened to improve commerce and trade in the East End ofLondon.
26 MayDracula, Irish author Bram Stoker's most famous novel, wasfirst published.
31 AugustThomas Edison was granted a patent for the Kinetoscope(pictured), a precursor to the movie projector.
08 OctoberComposer Gustav Mahler was appointed the director of the ViennaCourt Opera.
10 OctoberGerman chemist Felix Hoffman discovered an improved way ofsynthesizing acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) (pills pictured).
10 SeptemberA peaceful labor demonstration made up of mostly Polish andSlovak anthracite coal miners in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, US, wasfired upon by a sheriff's posse in the Lattimer massacre.
11 SeptemberGaki Sherocho was captured by the forces of Emperor of Ethiopia Menelik II, bringing an end to the Kingdom of Kaffa.
28 FebruaryRanavalona III, the last sovereign ruler of the Kingdom ofMadagascar, was deposed by a French military force.
01 MayThe Ramakrishna Mission was founded by Swami Vivekananda to serve as the humanitarian counterpart to the Hindu monastic order Ramakrishna Math.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1897:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 OctoberBud Abbott / Comedian / United States of America
05 DecemberNunnally Johnson / Producer / United States of America
05 February Dirk Stikker / Politician / Netherlands
07 OctoberThakin Mya / Lawyer / Myanmar (Burma)
07 NovemberArmstrong Sperry / Author / United States of America
08 NovemberDorothy Day / Journalist / United States of America
08 SeptemberJimmie Rodgers / Writer / United States of America
09 NovemberRonald George Wreyford Norrish / Academic / United Kingdom
11 AugustLouise Bogan / Poet / United States of America
13 March Yeghishe Charents / Poet / Armenia
14 NovemberJohn Steuart Curry / Painter / United States of America
17 January Marcel Petiot / Physician / France
21 January René Iché / Sculptor / France
22 January Rosa Ponselle / Singer / United States of America
23 AprilFolke Jansson / Jumper / Sweden
23 NovemberKarl Gebhardt / Physician / Germany
24 JulyAmelia Earhart / Author / United States of America
25 MayAlan Kippax / Cricketer / Australia
29 SeptemberHerbert Agar / Journalist / United States of America
29 OctoberJoseph Goebbels / Politician / Germany

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1897:

YearName / Profession / Country
22 January Dilipkumar Roy / Poet / India
10 AprilPrafulla Chandra Sen / Politician / India
23 January Subhas Chandra Bose / Politician / India
10 AprilPrafulla Chandra Sen / Politician / India
08 FebruaryDr. Zakir Hussain / Politician / India
24 JuneOmkarnath Thakur / Singer / India
08 DecemberBal Krishna Sharma Naveen / Freedom Fighter / India
08 FebruaryZakir Hussain / Teacher / India
04 JulyAlluri Sitarama Raju / Activist / India
08 February Zakir Hussain / Politician / India
23 JanuaryShubhsh Chandra Bose / Nationalist / India
03 JulyHansa Mehta / Social Worker / India
09 OctoberM. Bhaktavatsalam / Politician / India
08 FebruaryDr. Zakir Hussain / Politician / India
11 JuneRam Prasad Bismil / Freedom Fighter / India
04 JulyAlluri Sitaram Raju / Freedom Fighter / India
17 AprilNisargadatta Maharaj / Philosopher / India
09 OctoberM. Bhaktavatsalam / Politician / India
23 JanuarySubhash Chandra Bose / Freedom Fighter / India
16 NovemberChoudhry Rahmat Ali / Academic / India

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