On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1916

Historical Events

  • Battle of Verdun: German troops launch attack on Fort Vaux with flamethrowers, forcing French defenders inside. The fort changes hand 16 times during the entire Battle of Verdun.
  • German troops under Lt Rackow take Fort Vaux
1916 Highlights

About June 2, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini