What Happened on January 23, 1897

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Elva Zona Heaster is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Resulting murder trial of her husband perhaps only case in US history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction.
  • Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Abbey Grange" (BG)

Famous Birthdays

  • Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (d. 2000)
  • Sir William Samuel Stephenson, Canadian soldier, W.W.II codename, Intrepid. Inspiration for James Bond. (d. 1989)
  • Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician