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

Irene Joliot-Curie

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

1897 Highlights

About September 12, 1897

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo