What Happened on August 31, 1897

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener

1stHistoric Invention

Thomas Edison patented his movie camera (Kinetograph)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
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