On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1916

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lenin says Imperialism is caused by capitalism

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Russian offensive in Armenia

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Gray [Bernard Yaroslaw], American radio personality and interviewer (started call-in radio), born in Red Lion, New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII, born in Konradswaldau, German Empire (d. 1982)
  • Ken Curtis, American actor (Ripcord, Festus - Gunsmoke), born in Lamar, Colorado (d. 1991)
1916 Highlights

About July 2, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer