On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1918

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Wash catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for deferment from the draft Secretary of War Newton D Baker rules baseball players are not draft exempt
  • World War I: German armies retreat across Marne River in France

Famous Deaths

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