On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1897

Historical Events

  • The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Kennedy, Irish soccer defender (2 caps, Arsenal), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)
1897 Highlights

About September 1, 1897

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo