On This Day

What Happened on March 11, 1897

Historical Events

  • A meteorite enters the earth's atmosphere and explodes over New Martinsville, West Virginia. The debris causes damage but no human injuries are reported.

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Dixon Cowell, Menlo Park California, composer (New Musical Resources)

Famous Deaths

  • Berthold Tours, Dutch-English composer, dies at 58
  • Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist, evangelist, dies at 45
1897 Highlights

About March 11, 1897

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces