What Happened on August 17, 1896

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry P de Vries, Dutch painter/poet (Laws of the Americas)

Person of interestLeslie Groves

Leslie Groves, American army engineer who directed the Manhattan Project and construction of the Pentagon, born in Albany, New York (d. 1970)

US Army Engineer and WWII General Leslie Groves
US Army Engineer and WWII General
Leslie Groves

Famous Deaths

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