What Happened on April 24, 1897

Historical Events

  • 1st reporter, William Price (Washington Star), assigned to White House

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Cooper, American Baseball HOF pitcher (East-West All-Star 1933, 36; Negro NL pennant 1929; 3 x Negro AL pennant; Detroit Stars, Kansas City Monarchs), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1941)
  • Benjamin Lee Whorf, American linguist (the relation of language to thinking and cognition), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts (d. 1941)
  • György Kósa, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1984)
  • Manuel Ávila Camacho, 45th President of Mexico (1940-46), born in Teziutlán, Puebla, Mexico (d. 1955)
Born in 1897
1897 Highlights

About April 24, 1897

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus