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  • German Chancellor Max von Baden telegraphs American president Woodrow Wilson requesting armistice discussions based on his Fourteen Points plan delivered on 8 January 1918
  • Leo Avondale Noonan of Cargo returns to Orange. He explains how he survived the torpedoing and subsequent sinking of SS Barunga off the coast of Cornwall in July. Soldiers’ Return
  • The TA Gillespie Shell Loading plant in Sayreville, New Jersey, explodes killing approximately 100 people, destroying 300 buildings and causing $18 million in damages. German sabotage is suspected but never proven. Rediscovering the Ruins of a Catastrophic WWI Explosion Everyone Forgot
  • Residents of Lucknow plan a social to welcome home Alfred Thomas Smith from overseas service. Sgt AT Smith