Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century
Decades: 1860s  1870s  1880s  - 1890s -  1900s  1910s  1920s

Years: 1894 1895 1896 - 1897 - 1898 1899 1900
1897 in topic:
Subjects:     Archaeology - Architecture -
Art - Literature (Poetry) - Music - Science
Sports - Rail Transport
Countries:     Australia - Canada - France - Germany - Ireland - Mexico - New Zealand - Norway - South Africa - UK - USA
Leaders:   State leaders - Colonial governors
Category: Establishments - Disestablishments
Births - Marriages - Deaths

Year 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1897Edit

January - MarchEdit


March 4: Pres. McKinley.

April - JuneEdit


May 1: Tennessee Centennial Exposition in Nashville.


May 18: Dracula by Bram Stoker.

  • June 1 - The great miners strike of 1897 begins. The strike would successfully establish the United Mine Workers Union and brought about the 8-hour work day to the mines.
  • June 2 - Mark Twain, responding to rumors that he was dead, is quoted by the New York Journal as saying, "The report of my death was an exaggeration."
  • June 12 - World's first Fingerprint Bureau opens in Calcutta (now Kolkata) India after the Council of the Governor General approved a committee report that fingerprints should be used for classification of criminal records.
  • June 22 - Queen Victoria celebrates her Diamond Jubilee.

July - SeptemberEdit

Flag of Ethiopia

October 6: Ethiopian flag.

Uss baltimore c-3

October: USS Baltimore (C-3) in Hawaii.

October - DecemberEdit

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Women study at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.



1897 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1897

Ab urbe condita 2650
Armenian calendar 1346
Bahá'í calendar 53 – 54
Buddhist calendar 2441
Coptic calendar 1613 – 1614
Ethiopian calendar 1889 – 1890
Hebrew calendar 5657 5658
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1952 – 1953
 - Shaka Samvat 1819 – 1820
 - Kali Yuga 4998 – 4999
Holocene calendar 11897
Iranian calendar 1275 – 1276
Islamic calendar 1314 – 1315
Japanese calendar Meiji 30

(明治 30年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2557
Julian calendar 1942
Korean calendar 4230
Thai solar calendar 2440

January - JuneEdit

July - DecemberEdit




People of the year 1897 at Familypedia

220 people were born in 1897

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Leila Adair (1897-1989)Jedediah Grant Adair (1859-1937)Florence Ellen Fowler (1860-1946)
Elsie Mabel U Adams (1897-1987)Joseph James Adams (1848-1937)Lavinia Rachel Warner (1858-1929)
Bridget Aderhold (1897-1969)
Clara Anna Bertha Andersen (1897-1968)
Robert Keith Arbuthnott, 15th Viscount of Arbuthnott (1897-1966)John Campbell Arbuthnott (1858-1923)Jeanne Sinclair Hamilton (-1947)
Alfred Edward Archer (1897-1927)Francis Frederick Archer (c1856-1939)Elizabeth Unknown (c1855-1938)
Alicia Asimo (1897-1960)
Leonard Auerbach (1897-1952)
Catherine Violet Austin (1897-1968)Frank Urquhart Austin (c1854-1916)Catherine Levingston (1856-1942)
Alfred George Back (1897-1946)John Back (1860-1937)Lydia Matilda Jane Bright (1875-1939)
Edwin Salisbury Bailey (1897-1973)Henry George Bailey (1859-1902)Lucy Charlotte Guest (1869-1905)
Alexander Rae Baldwin (1897-1969)Sylvester Davis Baldwin (1856-1923)Helen Irene McNamara (1860-1942)
Wilfred Watson Balgowan (1897-1970)Thomas Balgowan (1852-1912)Jemima Craig (1855-1931)
Melvin Russell Ballard (1897-1982)Melvin Joseph Ballard (1873-1939)Martha Annabelle Jones (1873-1952)
Hans Bang (1897-1972)Johannes Nielsen Bang (c1858-1943)Louisa Christofel Maria Italia Neilsen (1864-1931)
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75 children were born to the 98 women born in 1897

184 people died in 1897

 FatherMotherAge at death
George Washington Adair (1818-1897)Thomas Adair (1774-1858)Rebecca Brown (1776-1846)79
Carel Steven Adama van Scheltema (1815-1897)Henricus Nicolaas Adama van Scheltema (1786-1870)Madelaine Petronelle Perrenoud (1785-1816)82
George Edwin Adams (1823-1897)74
Phoebe Adams (1811-1897)Isaac Adams (1788-1862)Betsey Adams (1789-1879)86
Mena Ahrens (1863-1897)Heinrich Ahrens (c1815-1891)Sophia Fischer (c1826-1886)34
Sarah Allen (1822-1897)Andrew Allen (1782-1867)Eunice Miner (1783-1866)75
Greene Warren Allred (1824-1897)William Allred (1790-1841)Sarah Ann Warren (1794-1858)73
John Jones Allred (1821-1897)William Allred (1790-1841)Sarah Ann Warren (1794-1858)76
Ann Armitage (1831-1897)66
Jane Elizabeth Arndell (1827-1897)Thomas Arndell (1799-1865)Sophia Loder (1803-1887)70
Cornellia Elizabeth Arnold (1814-1897)Samuel Green Arnold (1778-1826)Frances Rogers (1786-1865)83
Simpson Green Ayers (1820-1897)Asa Ayers (c1790-1826)Olivia Vessells (c1795-c1865)77
Charles Baker (1814-1897)William Baker (bef1799-aft1814)Mary Unknown (bef1799-aft1814)83
Lillis Ballou (1805-1897)Seth Ballou (1772-1860)Sophia Batton Anderson (1776-1830)
Edward Charles Baring, 1st Baron Revelstoke (1828-1897)Henry Baring (1776-1848)Cecilia Anne Windham (1803-1874)69
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16067 people lived in 1897

Samantha Aaberg (1859-1930)
Geertje Aangeenbrug (1871-1947)Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908)Grietje Breed (1845)
Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908)Cornelis Aangeenbrug (1802-1861)Geertje Pietersdr van der Neut (1801-c1835)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)
Petrus Johannes Aarts (1867-1918)Johannis Aarts (1818-1900)Geertruida van Gog (1838-1897)
Ashley Aartsen (1843-1920)Edward Aartsen (1810-1890)Janet Bennewitz (1813-1900)
Donatien Abadie (1820-1900)
Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Donatien Abadie (1820-1900)Clara Mermoz (1819-1903)
Dominique Abasolo (1882-1947)Rafael Abasolo (1849-1900)Nancy Haugen (1855-1929)
Rafael Abasolo (1849-1900)
Arsalina Abbadie (1822-1900)Jean-Luc Abbadie (1795-1840)Audrey Bidard (1799-1860)
Anne Wales Abbot (1808-1908)Abiel Abbot (1770-1828)Eunice Wales (1772-1831)
Charles Greeley Abbot (1872-1973)Harris Abbot (1812-1884)Caroline Ann Greeley (1836-1911)
Jordan Abbot (1876-1960)
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Events of the year 1897 at FamilypediaEdit

206 people were married in 1897.

 Joined with
Charles Greeley Abbot (1872-1973)Lillian Elvira Moore (c1876-1944)
James William George Apps (1867-1949)Annie May Field (1873-1935)
Thomas Apps (1844-1911)Ellen Butcher (1846-1896)+Rachel Saville (1860-1940)
Emma Mae Austin (1871-1949)William Lowell Warner (1876-1932)
Frank Urquhart Austin (c1854-1916)Catherine Levingston (1856-1942)
Frederick Bakon (1873-1955)Sarah Jane Hall (1878-1972)
Orrin Orlando Barrus (1870-1958)Mary Elizabeth Clark (1873-1961)
Joseph Henry Barsden (1851-1901)Kerrenhappuch Shield (1854-1895)+Mildred Kirkwood (1872-1965)
Warren Wallace Beckwith (1874-1955)Jessie Harlan Lincoln (1875-1948)+Blanche Jewell Cutter (1882-1973)+Vera Valentine Ward (1896-1973)
Annie May Bellamy (1873-1946)Matthew Shields (1876-1951)
Elizabeth Catherine Bellamy (1865-1940)Patrick Redden (1853-1937)
George Benham (1872-1924)Amelia Brown (c1869-)
Caroline Bennett (1861-1942)George William Myers (1859-1889)+Henry Eggins (1855-1924)
William Henry Bennett (1873-1940)Amy Charles Wearne (1872-1914)
William Bensley (1849-1927)Mary Harriet Furner (1848-1892)+Mary Elizabeth Parker (1862-1928)
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There were 0 military battles in 1897.

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