On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1886

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksandr Mikhailovich Butlerov, Russian chemist (discoverer of hexamine (1859)), dies at 57
  • Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 61
1886 Highlights

About August 17, 1886

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 135 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo