On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1918

Historical Events

  • Washington Senators catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for draft deferment; Secretary of War, Newton D Baker rules baseball players not draft exempt but later moves date to 1 September; both leagues end regular season 2 September
  • World War I: German armies retreat across Marne River in France

Famous Deaths

  • Joost van Vollenhoven, Neth, gov-gen (French West-Africa), dies
1918 Highlights

About July 19, 1918

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 103 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer