What Happened on February 1, 1897

Historical Events

  • 1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Company
  • Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.

Famous Birthdays

  • Denise Robins, English romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss), born in London, England (d. 1985)
Born in 1897

Famous Deaths

  • Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist, dies at 70

About February 1, 1897

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius