September 1897 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.
  • Sep 2 "McCal" magazine first published
  • 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 3 Sally Benson, American writer (d. 1972)
  • Sep 10 Nancy Keene Lancaster, designer/Collector
  • Sep 10 Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 12 Irene Joliot-Curie, physicist, (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935), born in Paris, France (d. 1956), daughter of Marie Curie

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • Sep 18 John Mens, writer (People Without Money)
  • Sep 23 Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (surrealist)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 25 William Faulkner, American author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), born in New Albany, Mississippi (d. 1962)

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • Sep 26 Pope Paul VI, [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78)
  • Sep 26 Victor O Stomps, writer
  • Sep 26 Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (d. 1917)
  • Sep 28 Muchtar Auesow, writer
  • Sep 29 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8 Confederate General James Longstreet (76) weds Helen Dortch (34) at the governor's mansion in Atlanta, Georgia

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet

Deaths in History

  • Sep 21 Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (b. 1819)
  • Sep 30 St Therese of Lisieux, Roman Catholic saint and mystic (b. 1873)