On This Day

August 10, 1897 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Automobile Club of Great Britain established (now: Royal Automobile Club)
  • German chemist Felix Hoffman first synthesizes acetylsalicylic acid, which would later be patened by his company Bayer under the name "aspirin"

Birthdays in History

  • John Galbreath, American businessman (d. 1988)
  • Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch novelist (Ciske the Rat)
1897 in History