1897 in History – What happened in year 1897

✅ Published on April 6th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1897 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
28 februaryRanavalona III, the last sovereign ruler of the Kingdom of Madagascar, 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.
22 mayThe first Blackwall Tunnel 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.
22 juneThe Chafekar brothers, Damodar and Balkrishna, shot British Officer Rand in Pune. This event played a very important role in the revolutionary freedom fighter. The brothers and two accomplices were charged with the murders in various roles, as well as the shooting of two informants and an attempt to shoot a police officer. All three brothers were found guilty and hanged, an accomplice was dealt with similarly, another, then a schoolboy, was sentenced to ten years' rigorous imprisonment.
02 julyItalian scientist Guglielmo Marconi got a patent for radio in London. Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer who were known for his leading work on long distance radio transmission and for developing Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system.
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.
31 augustThomas Edison was granted a patent for the Kinetoscope a precursor to the movie projector.
10 septemberA peaceful labor demonstration made up of mostly Polish and Slovak 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 EthiopiaMenelik II, bringing an end to the Kingdom of Kaffa.
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.
08 octoberComposer Gustav Mahler was appointed the director of the Vienna Court Opera.
10 octoberGerman chemist Felix Hoffman discovered an improved way ofsynthesizing acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin).
01 MayRamakrishna Mission was established by Swami Vivekananda. The aim of Swami Vivekananda was to organize such sadhus, who have deep faith in the teachings of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, to spread his teachings to the masses and can selflessly serve the bereaved and sad human race.
02 JulyItalian scientist Guglielmo Marconi received a patent for radio in London.
03 JulyItalian scientist Marconi patented radio in London.
25 SeptemberFirst bus service started in Britain.
19 AugustThe first electric taxi operated in London.
20 AugustRonald Ross identified malaria-causing anopheles mosquito while working at the Presidency General Hospital in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
23 JanuaryNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose, a freedom fighter from India, was born in Cuttack, Odisha.
27 JanuaryBritish troops captured Bida Gold Cost of Ghana.
08 FebruaryThe third President of India, Zakir Hussain was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
10 MarchSocial activist and famous poetess Savitri Bai Phule died.
01 AprilIndian spiritual master Swami Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Mission. His real name was Narendra Nath Dutt.
31 JanuaryThe Kajekoslav Trade Union Association was established in Prague.
10 FebruaryFreedom of religion was declared in Madagascar.
13 MarchSan Diego State University was founded.
19 AprilThe first Boston Marathon was held with fifteen men competing, with John McDermott winning.
18 JuneKyoto University Officiation was established in Japan.
31 JulyMount St. Elias is the second highest peak in the United States and Canada.


Famous birthdays in the year 1897:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Denise Robins / Author / United Kingdom
02 January Theodore Plucknett / Historian / United Kingdom
03 SeptemberSally Benson / Author / United States of America
04 AprilDina Manfredini / Supercentenarian / Italy
07 OctoberElijah Muhammad / Religious Leader / United States of America
08 OctoberRouben Mamoulian / Writer / United States of America
10 SeptemberHilde Hildebrand / Singer / Germany
12 JuneAnthony Eden / Politician / United Kingdom
13 NovemberGertrude Olmstead / Actress / United States of America
14 MaySidney Bechet / Saxophonist / United States of America
15 SeptemberMerle Curti / Author / United States of America
16 January Carlos Pellicer / Poet / Mexico
19 JuneCyril Norman Hinshelwood / Academic / United Kingdom
23 MayJimmie Guthrie / Motorcycle Racer / Scotland
25 SeptemberWilliam Faulkner / Writer / United States of America
25 February Peter Llewelyn Davies / Soldier / United Kingdom
25 MayAlan Kippax / Cricketer / Australia
28 March Sepp Herberger / Footballer / Germany
28 OctoberEdith Head / Fashion Designer / United States of America
30 SeptemberGaspar Cassadó / Composer / Spain

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1897:

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