On This Day

June 30, 1916 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History


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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