Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century
Decades: 1840s - 1850s - 1860s - 1870s - 1880s - 1890s - 1900s - 1910s - 1920s - 1930s years - 1940s
Years: 1892 – 1893 – 1894 – 1895 – 1896 – 1897 – 1898 – 1899 – 1900 – 1901 – 1902
Fixed date events
June 6 - II. The German Emperor William appoints Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz - in place of the outgoing Friedrich von Hollmann - to head the German Imperial Maritime Office (Reichsmarineamt).
July 10 – The tram service in Miskolc starts, on today's tram line 1.
July 24 – For the first time in the world, 21 street acetylene lamps light up in Tata at half past nine in the evening.
August 29-31 - At the first Zionist congress convened by Herzl Tivadar in Basel, the establishment of a Jewish home in Palestine is announced.
September 12 – The Battle of Saragarh in present-day Pakistan between Indian Sikh soldiers and Afghan insurgents.
October 28 – The Vendvidéki Public Culture Association is founded in Muraszombat, which wants to promote Magyarization among Slovenes in Hungary.
November 12 – The construction of the Ungdomshuset is completed.
Events of undetermined date
during the year -
The outbreak of the Klondike gold rush.
Brazilian military officer Edmundo de Barros proposes to create a national park around Iguazú Falls. (After some border changes, Brazil and Argentina established two separate national parks; both with the goal of preserving the flora, fauna and natural beauty of the waterfall area.).
Under the leadership of the Polish painter Jan Styka, the panoramic picture called Transylvanian Panorama is completed, which commemorates the revolution and freedom struggle of 1848-49.
Themes of the year
List of Heads of State in 1897
1897 in cinema
March 22 – Georges Méliès opens a film studio near Paris. The hall with a 6-meter high glass roof has fully equipped stage equipment.
April 22 – Photographer Léon Gaumont begins film production in Paris.
1897 in literature
1897 in music
1897 in science
1897 in rail transport
1897 in sports
Ferenc Szálasi, Hungarian politician, national leader († 1946)
Péter Veres, writer, politician († 1970)
January 14 – Hasso von Manteuffel, German military officer in World War II and then a liberal politician in West Germany († 1978)
January 18 – Antal Friss, violinist († 1973)
February 4 - Ethiopian Emperor Iyasu V, II. Grandson of Ethiopian Emperor Menelik († 1935)
February 18 – Ivan Milev, Bulgarian painter († 1927)
March 2 – Lajos Prohászka, practitioner of cultural philosophy and educational science († 1963)
March 8 - Herbert Otto Gille was a general of the German Army and holder of the Knight's Cross of the German Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, making him the highest decorated person of the Waffen-SS († 1966)
March 15 – Lajos Nagy, archaeologist, art historian, museologist, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences († 1946)
March 23 – Writer Béla Hamvas († 1968)
April 10 – Eric Knight, English writer (d. 1943)
April 23 – Lucius D. Clay, general of the American army, military governor of the American occupation zone of Germany between 1947 and 1949 († 1978)
April 24 – György Kósa, composer († 1984)
April 28 – Kálmán Tihanyi, physicist († 1947)
May 10 – harpist Márta Guttmann († 1981)
June 7 – Gábor Vaszary, writer, journalist († 1985)
June 13 – Paavo Nurmi, Finnish runner († 1