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.
  • Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Abbey Grange" (BG)

Birthdays in History

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