On This Day

January 23, 1897 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 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.

Birthdays in History

  • Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2000)
  • Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician & nationalist, born in Cuttack, British India (d. 1945)
1897 in History