World History 1897

About the history of the world in 1897, the first World Zionist Congress is held, the Russian Navy occupy Port Arthur.



Aug. 27-29 Under the leadership of Theodor Herzl, the father of modern Zionism, Jews from all over the world, bent on reestablishing a Jewish nation in Palestine whence their ancestors had been driven by Roman troops 18 centuries before, convened the first World Zionist Congress at Basel, Switzerland. Out of the meeting grew Zionist organizations in all nations with substantial Jewish minorities.

Dec. The Russian navy occupied Port Arthur (Lushun) on the southern tip of the Liaotung Peninsula in China. There they began to convert the Yellow Sea port into a major military and commercial harbor.

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