What Happened on August 31, 1897

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • General Kitchener occupies Berber, North of Khartoum

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Thomas Edison patented his movie camera (Kinetograph)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederic March [Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel], Racine, Wisconsin, American actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Best Years of Our Lives)
  • Marianne Bruns, writer