Historical Events in September 1897

  • 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