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

  • Olivia de Havilland, 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