May 31, 1916 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Battle of Jutland: British battle cruiser HMS Invincible explodes, killing all but 6
  • Battle of Jutland: Largest naval battle of World War I between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet which killed 8,645 in an inconclusive battle but strategic British victory. The German fleet never put to sea again.

Birthdays in History

  • Bert Haanstra, Holten Netherlands, director (Fanfare)

Deaths in History

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