On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1916

Historical Events

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

About June 2, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini