What Happened on January 23, 1897

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Elva Zona Heaster is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband is perhaps the only case in United States 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