What Happened on November 23, 1897

Historical Events

  • American inventor Andrew Jackson Beard invents the "jerry coupler" to connect railroad cars
  • Portable pencil sharpener patented by American inventor John Lee Love

Famous Birthdays

  • Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (executed for war crimes for conducting experiments on concentration camp inmates), born in Haag in Oberbayern, Germany (d. 1948)
  • Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian), born in Kishoregunj, East Bengal, British India (d. 1999)
Born in 1897

About November 23, 1897

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius