July 1897 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Bronx acquires Hutton Square
  • Jul 11 Salomon August AndrĂ©e leaves Spitsbergen by balloon towards North Pole
  • Jul 16 The South African Committee, investigating the Jameson Raid releases its report finding that it was conducted almost implicitly through the support and encouragement of Cecil John Rhodes and the mining houses in the Transvaal
  • Jul 17 1st ship arrives in Seattle carrying gold from Yukon
  • Jul 18 Cap Anson is 1st to get 3,000 hits
  • Jul 21 Tate Gallery opens in England
  • Jul 25 Writer Jack London sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he will write his first successful stories.
  • Jul 26 37.5 cm rainfall at Jewell, Maryland (state record)
  • Jul 27 14.75" (37.5 cm) of rainfall, Jewell, Maryland (state 24-hr record)
  • Jul 27 Dutch government of Pierson/Goeman Borgesius resigns

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 6 Richard Krautheimer, art Historian
  • Jul 10 Lloyd Goodrich, American Arts Museum director
  • Jul 10 Karl Plagge, German officer (d. 1957)
  • Jul 10 Jack "Legs" Diamond", American bootlegger (d. 1931)
  • Jul 11 Bull Connor, American law enforcement official (d. 1973)
  • Jul 17 Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge
  • Jul 20 Tadeusz Reichstein, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950)
  • Jul 24 Elmar Berkovich, Hungarian/Dutch designer (Eindhoven Theatre)
  • Jul 24 Karl von Mechow, German writer (Auf Dem Wege, Vorsommer)

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Jul 24 Amelia Earhart, American aviator and 1st woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, born in Atchison, Kansas (d. 1939)

Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
Aviation Pioneer
Amelia Earhart
  • Jul 26 Paul Gallico, NY, novelist
  • Jul 29 Sir Neil Ritchie, British general (d. 1983)
  • Jul 30 Jacques de Kadt, Dutch politician/writer (Fascism is War!)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 16 Levin Goldschmidt, German business law expert, dies
  • Jul 20 Jean Ingelow, English poet (b. 1820)
  • Jul 29 Joost G Kist, lawyer/president of High Council (1885-97), dies at 74