On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1897

Historical Events

  • 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? 123 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius