What Happened on February 7, 1897

Famous Birthdays

Max Newman (1897-1984)

British mathematician and codebreaker (Colossus), born in Chelsea, London

  • Quincy Porter, American composer, teacher, and Pulitzer Prize winner (1954), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1966)
Born in 1897

Famous Deaths

  • Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist and electrical engineer, dies at 49
1897 Highlights

About February 7, 1897

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius