BORN TODAY: in Harelbeke, in Western Flanders – André Defoort, Belgian racing cyclist.
World Affairs: In St Petersburg, the Grand Duchesses Anastasia and Militza, daughters of the King of Montenegro, and influential at the Russian Court, report to the French Ambassador a telegram from their father predicting that “we shall have war before the end of the month . . . nothing will be left of Austria. . . . You will take back Alsace-Lorraine. . . . Our armies will meet in Berlin. . . . Germany will be annihilated.”