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

1916 Highlights

About September 3, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo