< MDCCCXCVII = 1897 >
Events in 1897
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|22 January:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1314 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|2 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Monkey makes way for the Year of the Rooster.|
|21 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|3 April:|| ||Johannes Brahms, German composer, dies in Vienna at age 63.|
|17 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|18 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|30 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|13 May:|| ||Marconi, assisted by Cardiff Post Office engineer George Kemp, sends a radio signal from Flat Holm to Lavernock Point in Wales.|
|26 May:|| ||Irish author Bram Stoker's vampire novel “Dracula” is published in London.|
|6 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|3 July:|| ||The Wiener Riesenrad is officially opened in Vienna at the occasion of emperor Franz Josef I's golden jubilee.|
|26 September:|| ||Paul VI, pope from 1963 until 1978, is born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini in Concesio, Italy.|
|6 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|29 October:|| ||Joseph Goebbels, National Socialist German politician, is born in Grünau in Rheydt, Prussia.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|30 December:|| ||Natal annexes Zululand.|
People in 1897
Hormuzd Rassam, Giuseppe Verdi, Otto von Bismarck, Alexandrina Victoria, Lord Kelvin, Jules Verne, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Guido Gezelle, Lewis Carroll, Dmitri Mendeleev, Elisha Gray, Camille Saint-Saëns, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Clemens, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Paul Cézanne, Émile Zola, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Antonín Dvořák, Edvard Grieg, William McKinley, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander Graham Bell, Joseph Pulitzer, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Meiji the Great, Henri Becquerel, Antoni Gaudí, Jacobus van 't Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Oscar Wilde, Auguste Verneuil, Nikola Tesla, Emil Kraepelin, George Bernard Shaw, George Hendrik Breitner, Rudolf Diesel, Charles Eastman, Giacomo Puccini, Max Planck, Theodore Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Gustav Mahler, Paul Nipkow, Anton Chekhov, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Rudolf Steiner, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Alois Alzheimer, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Herman Gorter, Sun Yat-sen, Marie Curie, Wilbur Wright, Masaoka Shiki, Maxim Gorky, Nicholas II, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Vladimir Lenin, Marcel Proust, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franz Kafka, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, Manfred von Richthofen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller and Trygve Lie celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1897 was a common year starting on a Friday, just like 1802, 1813, 1819, 1830, 1841, 1847, 1858, 1869, 1875 and 1886 in the century before it and 1909, 1915, 1926, 1937, 1943, 1954, 1965, 1971, 1982 and 1993 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1897 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 April 2018.