On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1897

Historical Events

  • Bombay plague commissioner Walter Charles Rand shot by Chapekar brothers as protest against his extreme measures to combat city's plague epidemic (dies July 3)

Famous Birthdays

  • Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1973)
  • Norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization)

Famous Deaths

  • Ralph Abercromby, British meteorologist, dies at about 54
1897 Highlights

About June 22, 1897

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer