On This Day

Historical Events in October 1897

Theater Premiere

Oct 4 George Bernard Shaw's play "Devil's Disciple" premieres in NYC

  • Oct 5 Swedish explorer Solomon August AndrĂ©e expedition to the North Pole reaches White Island

Appointment of Interest

Oct 8 Emperor Franz Joseph I names Gustav Mahler Director of the Vienna Court Opera

  • Oct 15 Aaron and Samuel Bloch carry 1st Mail Pouch
  • Oct 15 King Leopold II takes Belgian crown
  • Oct 21 Yerkes Observatory of University of Chicago is dedicated
  • Oct 22 World's first car dealer opens in London