On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1896

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Erich Hückel, German physicist and physical chemist, born in Berlin, German Empire (d. 1980)
  • Jean Piaget, Swiss pioneer developmental psychologist and zoologist, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1980)
  • Leonide Massine, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1914-20), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1979)

Famous Deaths

  • Otto Lilenthal, aircraft pioneer, killed during a glider test at 48