What Happened In History Year 1897

Historical Events for the Year 1897

  • 23rd January » 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.
  • 1st February » Shinhan Bank, the oldest List of Banks in South Korea called bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
  • 3rd February » The Greco-Turkish War (1897) e.g Greco-Turkish War breaks out.
  • 7th February » Greco-Turkish War (1897) Greco-Turkish War: The first full-scale battle takes place when the Greece Greek expeditionary force in Crete defeats a 4,000-strong Ottoman Empire Ottoman force at Livadeia.
  • 28th February » Ranavalona III of Madagascar e.g Queen Ranavalona III, the last monarch of Madagascar, is deposed by a French military force.
  • 13th March » San Diego State University is founded.
  • 17th April » The Aurora, Texas UFO incident
  • 18th April » The Greco-Turkish War (1897) or Greco-Turkish War is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.
  • 19th April » Léo Taxil exposes his own Taxil hoax or fabrications concerning Freemasonry
  • 14th May » 'The Stars and Stripes Forever' is first performed in public near Willow Grove Park, Philadelphia.
  • 19th May » Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol.
  • 22nd May » The Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames is officially opened
  • 26th May » 'Dracula', a novel by the Irish author Bram Stoker, is published.
  • 16th June » A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.
  • 22nd June » British Colony called British colonial officers Charles Walter Rand and Lt. Charles Egerton Ayerst are assassinated in Pune, Maharashtra, India by the Chapekar brothers and Mahadeo Vinayak Ranade, who are later caught and hanged.
  • 2nd July » Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi obtains a patent for radio in London.
  • 11th July » Salomon August Andrée leaves Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon. He later crashes and dies.
  • 26th July » Anglo-Afghan War: The Pashtun people Pashtun fakir Saidullah leads an army of more than 10,000 to begin a Siege of Malakand siege of the British garrison in the Malakand Agency of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa North West Frontier Province of India.
  • 14th August » Franco-Hova Wars: The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
  • 21st August » Oldsmobile, a brand of American automobiles, is founded.
  • 30th August » The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.
  • 31st August » Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.
  • 1st September » The Tremont Street Subway in Boston opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.
  • 11th September » After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of Kingdom of Kaffa known as Kaffa, bringing an end to that ancient kingdom.
  • 12th September » Tirah Campaign: Battle of Saragarhi.
  • 21st September » The "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" editorial is published in the 'New York Sun (historical) or New York Sun.'
  • 10th October » German chemist Felix Hoffmann History of aspirin called discovers an improved way of synthesizing aspirin named acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin).
  • 1st November » The first Library of Congress building opens its doors to the public. The Library had been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.
  • 9th December » Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper 'La Fronde (newspaper) called La Fronde' in Paris.
  • 12th December » Belo Horizonte, the first planned city in Brazil, is founded.
  • 30th December » The United Kingdom named British Colony of Natal annexes Zulu Kingdom named Zululand.

Historical events for the year 1897 by month