May 31, 1916 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak): naval battle between British Grand Fleet and German High Seas Fleet: over 8,500 die in this inconclusive slaughter - although the German fleet never put to sea again.
  • British battle cruiser HMS Invincible explodes, killing all but 6 (Battle of Jutland)

Birthdays in History

  • Bert Haanstra, Holten Netherlands, director (Fanfare)

Deaths in History

  • Rear Admiral Sir Horace Lambert Alexander Hood, dies in Battle of Jutland