On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1897

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later

Famous Birthdays

  • Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (The Midnight Express), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)
  • Georg Wittig, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)