What Happened on August 17, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry de Vries, Dutch painter and poet (Laws of the Americas), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1989)

Leslie Groves (1896-1970)

American army engineer who directed the Manhattan Project and construction of the Pentagon, born in Albany, New York

Born in 1896

Famous Deaths

  • Bridget Driscoll, 1st person in Great Britain to die in an auto-accident
1896 Highlights

About August 17, 1896

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo