On This Day

What Happened on September 10, 1897

Historical Events

  • Lattimer Massacre - a sheriff's posse kills twenty unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Birthdays

  • David L. Snell, American pianist and composer for films (MGM Studio), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1967) 
  • Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)
  • Hilde Hildebrand [Emma Minna Hildebrand], German actress (Port of Freedom), born in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 1976)
  • Nancy Lancaster, American decorator (Colefax and Fowler), born in Mirador, Virginia (d. 1994)
1897 Highlights

About September 10, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo