What Happened on August 31, 1897

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • British General Kitchener's army occupies Berber, North of Khartoum

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Thomas Edison patented his movie camera (Kinetograph)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Fredric March, American actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Best Years of Our Lives), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 1975)

  • Marianne Bruns, writer