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

Music Premiere

Premiere of (parts of) Gustav Mahler's 3rd Symphony, in Berlin, Germany

1897 History

Famous Deaths

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

About March 9, 1897

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces