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  • Day 925 of the war
  • British troops on the Western Front advance a further kilometre near Grandcourt, south of the Ancre River
  • Turkish soldiers near Kut-al-Amara evacuate the south bank of the Tigris River east of the Hai-Tigris junction as well as forward positions west of the Hai River
  • German submarine SM U-85 torpedoes without warning the US passenger steamer SS California off the Irish coast. The 9,000-ton steamer is en route from New York to Glasgow with 205 passengers and crew aboard. She takes just seven minutes to sink; 43 people are killed. German Sub Sinks US Passenger Ship California

SS California in New York Harbor c1907. Image in public domain.