On This Day

July 11, 1916 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Battle of Verdun: Germany launches an offensive on Fort Souville in France but are defeated by artillery and machine gunners
  • US Congress passes Federal Aid Road Act

Birthdays in History

  • Gough Whitlam, Australian politician (Prime Minister, 1972-1975), born in Kew, Melbourne (d. 2014)

Deaths in History

  • Rik Wouters, Belgian painter and sculptor (Doll Virgin), dies at 33