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  • German submarine SM UC-66 torpedoes the British passenger liner SS Afric 22 kms south west of the Eddystone Lighthouse in the English Channel. The Afric is transporting cargo from Liverpool to Sydney at the time; five people die as the Afric sinks.
  • British troops south-east of Grandcourt on the Western Front capture a German strong point as raids north-east of Arras take 40 prisoners
  • German soldiers repulse Russian counter-attacks near Jakobeny on the Eastern Front
  • American president, Woodrow Wilson, refuses to negotiate with Germany until the unrestricted submarine warfare policy is revoked
  • The Allied Conference to discuss military and financial issues closes in Petrograd after deliberations lasting two weeks