On This Day

What Happened on July 25, 1897

The Story of Writer O. Henry’s Short Life

Historical Events

  • Writer Jack London sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he will write his first successful stories

Famous Birthdays

  • Hermann Ambrosius, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1983)

Famous Deaths

  • Athol Estes Porter, American wife of writer O. Henry, dies of tuberculosis at about 29
1897 Highlights

About July 25, 1897

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 124 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo