What Happened on September 8, 1897

Famous Birthdays

Jimmie RodgersJimmie Rodgers (1897-1933)

American country singer and singing brakeman, born in Meridian, Mississippi

Famous Weddings

James Longstreet

Confederate General James Longstreet (76) weds Helen Dortch (34) at the governor's mansion in Atlanta, Georgia

1897 Highlights

About September 8, 1897

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo