On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • Ralph Wyckoff, American scientist and pioneer of X-ray crystallography, born in Geneva, New York (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel McGowan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 77
1897 Highlights

About August 9, 1897

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo