1897 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1897
Ab urbe condita 2650
Armenian calendar 1346
Assyrian calendar 6647
Bahá'í calendar 53–54
Balinese saka calendar 1818–1819
Bengali calendar 1304
Berber calendar 2847
British Regnal year 60 Vict. 1 – 61 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar 2441
Burmese calendar 1259
Byzantine calendar 7405–7406
Chinese calendar 丙申(Fire Monkey)
4593 or 4533
    — to —
丁酉年 (Fire Rooster)
4594 or 4534
Coptic calendar 1613–1614
Discordian calendar 3063
Ethiopian calendar 1889–1890
Hebrew calendar 5657–5658
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1953–1954
 - Shaka Samvat 1818–1819
 - Kali Yuga 4997–4998
Holocene calendar 11897
Igbo calendar 897–898
Iranian calendar 1275–1276
Islamic calendar 1314–1315
Japanese calendar Meiji 30
Javanese calendar 1826–1827
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar 4230
Minguo calendar 15 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 429
Thai solar calendar 2439–2440
Tibetan calendar 阳火猴年
(male Fire-Monkey)
2023 or 1642 or 870
    — to —
(female Fire-Rooster)
2024 or 1643 or 871

1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar, the 1897th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 897th year of the 2nd millennium, the 97th year of the 19th century, and the 8th year of the 1890s decade. As of the start of 1897, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.




Display in celebration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee on Alma Place in Coleraine, County Londonderry, Ulster


October: USS Baltimore in Hawaii


Women study at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

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Further reading and year books

  • 1897 Annual Cyclopedia (1898) highly detailed coverage of "Political, Military, and Ecclesiastical Affairs; Public Documents; Biography, Statistics, Commerce, Finance, Literature, Science, Agriculture, and Mechanical Industry" for year 1897; massive compilation of facts and primary documents; worldwide coverage; 824 pp

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