On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1897

Historical Events

The Benin Pendant Mask

Invasion of Benin City by British Expedition force, the city is burnt and looted, marks the end of Nigerian Kingdom of Benin formed in the 11th century

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith, pioneer Australian aviator
1897 Highlights

About February 9, 1897

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius