January 23, 1897 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 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)

Birthdays in History

  • Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (d. 2000)
  • Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician