On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1897

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJimmie Rodgers

Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1933)

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet

1897 Highlights

About September 8, 1897

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo