What Happened on May 14, 1897

Historical Events

Treaty of Interest

Great Britain signs treaty with Emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia

  • Oldest continuously operating movie theater in the world, the State Theatre first opens in Washington, Iowa (Guinness World Records)

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Ricketts, American marine biologist (d. 1948)
  • Sidney Bechet, American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, band leader, and composer ("Petite Fleur"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1959)
1897 Highlights

About May 14, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus