On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1896

  • Aug 1 William Robert Grove, Welsh physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell, dies at 85
  • Aug 9 Otto Lilenthal, German aircraft pioneer, killed during a glider test at 48
  • Aug 10 Otto Lilienthal, German aircraft pioneer, dies
  • Aug 12 Thomas Chamberlain, officer of the 20th Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Aug 13 John Everett Millais, English painter (Order of Release), dies at 67
  • Aug 17 Bridget Driscoll, 1st person in Great Britain to die in an auto-accident
  • Aug 18 Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer, dies at 88
  • Aug 18 Richard Avenarius, German philosopher (founded the epistemological theory of knowledge known as empirical criticism), dies at 52
  • Aug 19 Josiah Dwight Whitney, American Geologist, dies at 76
  • Aug 30 Alexei Lobanov-Rostovsky, Russian statesman (b. 1824)