What Happened on March 19, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Yale defeated Penn, 30-10 in 1st major college basketball game

Famous Birthdays

  • Betty Compson, American actress (Big City, Docks Of New York), born in Beaver, Utah (d. 1974)
  • Liam O'Flaherty, Irish writer, born in Inishmore, Aran Islands (d. 1984)

Famous Deaths

  • Antoine T. d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 87