On This Day

What Happened on November 23, 1897

Historical Events

  • Andrew J Beard invents "jerry coupler" to connect railroad cars
  • Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love

Famous Birthdays

  • Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (d. 1948)
  • Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999)
1897 Highlights

About November 23, 1897

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius