On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1897

Historical Events

  • The Greek army retreats with heavy losses in the Greco-Turkish War.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Scientific-Humanitarian Committee is founded in Berlin by Magnus Hirschfeld, the first-ever LGBT rights organization

Physician and Gay Rights Advocate Magnus Hirschfeld
Physician and Gay Rights Advocate
Magnus Hirschfeld

1897 Highlights

About May 15, 1897

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus