What Happened on August 9, 1896

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Erich Hückel, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • Jean Piaget, Swiss pioneer developmental psychologist and zoologist, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1980)
  • Leonide Massine, choreographer (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1914-20)

Famous Deaths

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