June 1918

The influenza is being reported in new places: Tientsin, China (June 1); Brooklyn, NY (June 2); Morocco (June 3); Berlin (June 17); Camp Lewis (June 20), Lancashire, England (June 29). The outbreak is severe in the German army ranks and undermining their fighting ability (June 25, June 27). The German troops captured by the French confirm the outbreak is widespread in the enemy ranks. (June 29).

The Brooklyn outbreak is said to have spread to Babe Ruth when he pitched there for the Boston Red Sox. The Salt Lake Bees pitcher Ken Penner pitches them to victory over San Francisco despite being stricken with flu (June 8).

The Army is being expanded to 5 million men (June 27). Secretary Baker says there will be no race discrimination in the draft (June 23). The Army is expanding the officers corps to take back training of the troops from foreign officers (June 11), while the Army appropriations bill expands the medical corps by adding another level of general officers (June 20).

Georgia is the thirteenth state to pass the Prohibition amendment (June 27). Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels states that more ships are being built in the "dry areas," contradicting his fellow Administration members (June 26).

Another coal shortage is being anticipated (June 8, June 18). Food shortages and civilian sacrifice (June 5) are reported through the month, but a bumper wheat crop is expected to be able to feed the troops and Aliies (June 7). Food is rejected as adulterated at Camp Silo (June 30).