October 1897 in History

Events in History


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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 3 Josephine "Mama Jo" Riley Matthews, midwife (SC)
  • Oct 3 Louis Aragon, French writer (d. 1982)
  • Oct 10 Pricilla L Williams, social activist/humanitarian
  • Oct 11 Nathan F Twining, USAF general (Neither Liberty nor Safety)
  • Oct 11 Russell Collins, New Orleans LA
  • Oct 16 Louis de Cazenave, France's oldest living man
  • Oct 18 Isabel Briggs Myers, American psychological theorist (d. 1980)
  • Oct 19 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (d. 1994)
  • Oct 20 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
  • Oct 20 Crown Prince Eun of Korea (d. 1970)
  • Oct 28 Hans Speidel, nazi chief-staff/NATO-supreme commander

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 29 Joseph Goebbels, German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany (1933-45), born in Rheydt, Germany (d. 1945)

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels

Deaths in History

  • Oct 8 Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter (b. 1830)
  • Oct 9 John Heemskerk Azn, Dutch Internal minister (1866..88), dies at 79
  • Oct 19 George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (b. 1831)
  • Oct 24 Francis Turner Palgrave, poet/editor (Golden Treasury), dies at 73
  • Oct 28 Hercules Robinson, South Africa Commissioner (1880-89,1895-97), dies at 72