On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 1897

Historical Events

InventionScientific Discovery

English physicist and head of the Cavendish laboratory J. J. Thomson announces his discovery of the electron in a lecture to the Royal Institution

Physicist J. J. Thomson
J. J. Thomson

Famous Birthdays

  • Humberto Mauro, Brazilian film director (Ganga Bruta), born in Volta Grande, Minas Gerais (d. 1983)
1897 Highlights

About April 30, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus