What Happened on July 1, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • British court martial (Easter uprising)
  • Coca-Cola brings current coke formula to the market
  • First day of the Battle of the Somme: the British Army suffers its worst day, losing 19,240 men (WWI)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Honus Wagner, 42, is oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
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Honus Wagner

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Olivia de Havilland, American actress (the Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Tokyo, Japan


Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Dwight Eisenhower marries Mary `Mamie' Geneva Doud in Denver, Colorado

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Deaths

  • William Booth, cricketer (WW I 2 Tests for England 1913-14), dies