Influenza has spread through the German population. People are quitting work in Berlin. The Sultan of Turkey dies from the disease. President Wilson gathers ambassadors at Mount Vernon and declare "no compromise." 700 workers of the Lake Torpedoboat Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut work on July 4 for no pay, donating their labor to the government.
Source: "All Germany is Now Stricken with Spanish Malady," The Greenville Daily Sun, Greenville, Tennessee, July 4, 1918. Page 1, Column 6.