What Happened on January 23, 1897

Historical Events

  • Elva Zona Heaster is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Resulting murder trial of her husband perhaps only case in US history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction.

Famous Birthdays

  • Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2000)
  • Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician & nationalist, born in Cuttack, British India (d. 1945)
  • William Stephenson, Canadian soldier & spymaster, born in Winnipeg, Canada (d. 1989)
Born in 1897
1897 Highlights

About January 23, 1897

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 126 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius