On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1916

Historical Events

  • Battle of Verdun: French counterattacks on German flanks push their frontline further from the town

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Woodrow Wilson signs Adamson Act, providing an 8-hour day on interstate railroads, preventing a national railroad strike

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

Famous Birthdays

  • Clyde Hurley, American session and big band jazz trumpeter (Glenn Miller - "Tuxedo Junction"; "In The Mood"), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1963)
1916 Highlights

About September 3, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 105 years and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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