What Happened on August 31, 1897

Historical Events

Kitchener Occupies Berber

British General Kitchener's army occupies Berber, North of Khartoum

Kinetoscope Patented

Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope [kinetographic camera], a device which produces moving pictures

Famous Birthdays

Fredric March (1897-1975)

American actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Best Years of Our Lives), born in Racine, Wisconsin

  • Marianne Bruns, German writer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1994)
Born in 1897

About August 31, 1897

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 126 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo