On This Day

Historical Events in January 1897

  • Jan 1 1st football game between black colleges-Atlanta U 10, Tuskegee 0
  • Jan 8 Michael Eagan wins 1st US national amateur handball championship

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Jan 10 Henrik Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman" premieres in Helsingfors

Playwright Henrik Ibsen
Playwright
Henrik Ibsen

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Jan 10 Vincent d'Indy's "Istar" premieres in Amsterdam & Brussels

Composer Vincent d'Indy
Composer
Vincent d'Indy
  • Jan 10 Ukrainian bacteriologist Wademar Haffkine performs the first human trial for a vaccine for the plague on himself during the Bombay epidemic
  • Jan 11 M H Cannon becomes 1st woman state senator in US (Utah)
  • Jan 14 6,960 m (22,834 ft) Cerro Aconcagua (Argentina) 1st climbed by European expedition led by British mountaineer Edward FitzGerald

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Jan 16 John Dewey's essay "My Pedagogic Creed" appears in School Journal

Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer John Dewey
Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer
John Dewey
  • Jan 23 Elva Zona Heaster is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Resulting murder trial of her husband perhaps only case in US history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction.
  • Jan 26 Battle at Bida Gold Coast: British troops beat Nupe's army
  • Jan 27 British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana)