On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1916

Historical Events


Battle of InterestBattle of the Somme

British General Douglas Haig reports "The men are in splendid spirits" the day before the Battle of the Somme began

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A large mine placed by a British tunneling unit explodes under German positions on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. At the time it was one of the largest explosions ever and one of the loudest man-made noises.
A large mine placed by a British tunneling unit explodes under German positions on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. At the time it was one of the largest explosions ever and one of the loudest man-made noises.
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  • US Open Men's Golf, Minikahda GC: Amateur Chick Evans leads wire-to-wire to set new Open scoring record and win his only Open title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Jock Hutchison
1916 Highlights

About June 30, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer