BORN TODAY: in Glasgow, Scotland – William “Billy” McEwan, Scottish footballer.
Western Front: In the ongoing “Battle of the Frontiers” French casualties (killed, wounded and missing) exceed a quarter of a million men after just a little more than one week of fighting.
Source: “Mapping the First World War” (Peter Chassaud)
At the Battle of Guise the French Fifth Army, commanded by General Lanrezac, makes a successful counter-attack against the German Second Army, slowing the advance of German forces towards Paris.
In the Pacific: New Zealand soldiers land at Apia and successfully occupy German Samoa.