On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1897

Historical Events

Historic Event

Henrik Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman" premieres in Helsingfors

  • Ukrainian bacteriologist Wademar Haffkine performs the first human trial for a vaccine for the plague on himself during the Bombay epidemic

Music History

Vincent d'Indy's "Istar" premieres in Amsterdam & Brussels

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Moeschinger, Swiss composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1985)
1897 Highlights

About January 10, 1897

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn