On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1897

Historical Events

  • American Negro Academy forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)

Person of interestSoong Mei-ling

Soong Mei-ling [Madame Chiang Kai-shek], Chinese political figure and First Lady of the Republic of China (1948-75), born in Shanghai (d. 2003)

Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China Soong Mei-ling
Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China
Soong Mei-ling

1897 Highlights

About March 5, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces