On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1897

Pitman Shorthand: An Invention of Note

Famous Birthdays

  • "Blind" Willie Johnson, American gospel blues singer and guitarist ("Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground"), born in Pendleton, Texas (d. 1945)
  • Josef Stanislav, Czech pianist and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1971)
  • Rosa Ponselle [Ponzillo], American soprano opera diva ("Casta Diva"; La Forza del Destino - "Leonora"; Metropolitan Opera, 1918-37), born in Meriden, Connecticut (d. 1986)
1897 Highlights

About January 22, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius