What Happened on April 19, 1897

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st Boston Marathon won by John J. McDermott in 2:55:10. Becomes the world's oldest annual marathon.

Famous Birthdays

  • Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, sculptor/art benefactor
  • Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)
  • Vivienne Segal, American Broadway actress (Pal Joey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)