On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1897

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAmelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, American aviator (1st woman to fly solo across the Atlantic), born in Atchison, Kansas (d. 1939)

  • Elmar Berkovich, Hungarian-Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven Theatre) (d. 1967)
  • Karl von Mechow, German writer (Auf Dem Wege, Vorsommer), born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1960)
1897 Highlights

About July 24, 1897

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo