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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century19th century20th century
Decades: 1860s  1870s  1880s  – 1890s –  1900s  1910s  1920s
Years: 1894 1895 189618971898 1899 1900
1897 in topic:
Subjects:     ArchaeologyArchitecture
ArtLiterature (Poetry) – MusicScience
SportsRail Transport
Countries:     AustraliaCanadaFrance – Germany – Ireland – Mexico – Netherlands – New ZealandNorwaySouth Africa – Spain – UKUSA
Leaders:   State leadersColonial governors
Category: EstablishmentsDisestablishments

1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).


Events of 1897


March 4, Presisdent McKinley.


  • June 1 – American miners begin a strike, which successfully establishes the United Mine Workers Union and brings about the 8-hour work day to mines.
  • June 2Mark Twain, responding to rumors that he is dead, is quoted by the New York Journal as saying, "The report of my death was an exaggeration."
  • June 12 – The world's first Fingerprint Bureau opens in Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, after the Council of the Governor General approves a committee report that fingerprints should be used for classification of criminal records.
  • June 22 – Queen Victoria celebrates her Diamond Jubilee.
  • June 22 The assassination of British colonial officers Rand and Ayerst in Pune, Maharashtra, India on their way back from a Government house party celebrating the diamond jubilee coronation anniversary of Queen Victoria, by the Chapekar brothers and Ranade, who were later caught and hanged. Considered the first martyrs to the cause of India's freedom from Britain. The film 22 June 1897 is based on the incident.



Women study at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.



1897 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1897
Ab urbe condita 2650
Armenian calendar 1346
Bahá'í calendar 53 – 54
Bengali calendar 1304
Berber calendar 2847
Buddhist calendar 2441
Burmese calendar 1259
Byzantine calendar 7405 – 7406
Chinese calendar 丙申年十一月廿八日
— to —
Coptic calendar 1613 – 1614
Ethiopian calendar 1889 – 1890
Hebrew calendar 56575658
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1952 – 1953
 - Shaka Samvat 1819 – 1820
 - Kali Yuga 4998 – 4999
Holocene calendar 11897
Iranian calendar 1275 – 1276
Islamic calendar 1314 – 1315
Japanese calendar Meiji 30
Korean calendar 4230
Thai solar calendar 2440







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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century
Decades: 1860s  1870s  1880s  - 1890s -  1900s  1910s  1920s
Years: 1894 1895 1896 - 1897 - 1898 1899 1900



  • February 19 - Karl Weierstrass, German mathematician (b. 1815)krc:1897 джыл

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