On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1897

  • Jun 9 Alvan Graham Clark, American telescope maker and astronomer (Sirius B), dies 3 weeks after 1st use of Yerkes 40" lens at 64
  • Jun 17 Sebastian Kneipp, Bavarian priest and naturopathist (known for "Kneipp Cure" form of hydrotherapy), dies at 76
  • Jun 22 Ralph Abercromby, British meteorologist, dies at about 54
  • Jun 25 Margaret Oliphant, Scottish novelist and biographer (Beleaguered City), dies at 69