Historical Events in October 1897

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 George Bernard Shaw's "Devil's Disciple" premieres in NYC

  • Oct 5 Solomon Andrees baloon/polar expedition reaches White Island
  • Oct 8 Emperor Karl Joseph I named Gustav Mahler director of Opera
  • Oct 15 Aaron/Samuel Bloch carry 1st Mail Pouch
  • Oct 15 King Leopold II takes Belgian crown
  • Oct 21 Yerkes Observatory of University of Chicago is dedicated
  • Oct 22 World's first car dealer opens in London