What Happened in September 1897

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.
  • Sep 2 "McCal" magazine first published
  • Sep 7 George Davis (Giants) HR off Sport McAllister (Spiders) in DH
  • Sep 10 Lattimer Massacre - a sheriff's posse kills twenty unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States.
  • Sep 11 After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of Kaffa, bringing an end to that ancient kingdom.
  • Sep 12 Tirah Campaign: Battle of Saragarhi
  • Sep 17 3rd US Golf Open: Joe Lloyd shoots a 162 at Chicago GC in Wheaton Ill
  • Sep 18 Gustave Kecker/Hugh Martin's musical "Belle of New York City" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 21 NY Sun runs famous "Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus" editorial
  • Sep 23 1st frontier days rodeo celebration (Cheyene Wyoming)
  • Sep 25 1st British bus service opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Andy Kennedy, Irish footballer (d. 1963)
  • Sep 3 Cecil Parker, Hastings England, actor (Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities)
  • Sep 3 Francisco Paolo Mignone, composer
  • Sep 3 Sally Benson, American writer (d. 1972)
  • Sep 5 Doris Kenyon, silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Sep 5 Luella Gear, actress (Joe & Mabel), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 5 Morris Carnovsky, actor (Dead Reckoning), born in St Louis, Missouri

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 8 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1933)

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • Sep 10 Nancy Keene Lancaster, designer/Collector
  • Sep 10 Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)
  • Sep 10 Hilde Hildebrand, German actress (d. 1976)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 12 Irene Joliot-Curie, physicist, (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935), born in Paris, France (d. 1956), daughter of Marie Curie

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • Sep 13 Gaspar Cassado Moreu, composer
  • Sep 18 John Mens, writer (People Without Money)
  • Sep 18 Pablo Sorozabal Marialcurrena, composer
  • Sep 20 Efim Golishev, composer
  • Sep 23 Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (surrealist)
  • Sep 23 Walter Pidgeon, New Brunswick Can, actor (Mrs Miniver, Madame Curie)
  • Sep 25 Teddy Hart, actor (3 Men on a Horse), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 25 William Faulkner, American author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), born in New Albany, Mississippi (d. 1962)

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • Sep 26 Pope Paul VI, [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78)
  • Sep 26 Victor O Stomps, writer
  • Sep 26 Wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress/act teacher (Goethe/Brecht)
  • Sep 26 Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (d. 1917)
  • Sep 28 Muchtar Auesow, writer
  • Sep 29 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8 Confederate General James Longstreet (76) weds Helen Dortch (34) at the governor's mansion in Atlanta, Georgia

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 20 Karel Bendl, Czech composer, dies at 59
  • Sep 21 Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (b. 1819)
  • Sep 30 St Therese of Lisieux, Roman Catholic saint and mystic (b. 1873)