On This Day

What Happened on March 9, 1897

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Indians fans start calling the team "Indians" (in 1915 becomes official)
  • MLB Cleveland Spiders sign Louis Sockalexis, full-blooded Penobscot
  • Premiere of (parts of) Gustav Mahler's 3rd Symphony (Berlin)

Famous Deaths

  • Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier and pioneer of modern skiing, dies at 71
1897 Highlights

About March 9, 1897

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

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces