On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1897

Historical Events

  • Battle of Saragarhi: Thousands of Orakzai and Afridi tribesmen overwhelm and kill at great cost to themselves 21 British Raj Sikh Soldiers led by Havildar Ishar Singh at Tirah, North-West Frontier Province, British India

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestIrene Joliot-Curie

Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935), born in Paris, France (d. 1956), daughter of Marie Curie

Physicist and Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist and Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie

1897 Highlights

About September 12, 1897

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo