On This Day

July 1, 1916 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 1st of 4 fatal Jersey Shore shark attacks occur at Beach Haven when Charles Vansant (25) bled to death, challenging previous scientific belief that sharks never hurt humans, and sparking popular fear over sharks which persists today
  • British court martial for the Easter uprising
  • Coca-Cola brings current coke formula to the market

Battle of InterestBattle of the Somme

First day of the Battle of the Somme: the British Army suffers its worst day, losing 19,240 men (WWI)

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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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Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Dwight Eisenhower marries Mary `Mamie' Geneva Doud in Denver, Colorado

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower