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2 April 1916

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  • Day 600 of the war
  • Fifteen tons of TNT and 150 tons of ammonium nitrate explode at the Explosives Loading Company factory at Uplees, near Faversham in Kent, killing more than 100 people. The explosion is the worst in the history of the British explosives industry. The Great Kent Explosion of 1916
  • German Zeppelins raid the British east coast and Scotland, killing 13 and injuring 24. Zeppelin Raid was Scotland’s First Air Blitz
  • German forces are repulsed at Lyakhovichi on the Eastern Front
  • Russian forces advance along the upper Chorok river in Armenia, taking fortified mountain positions