10th February 1915 (Wednesday)

BORN TODAY:

~  at Khutghar, in the Indian region of Maharashtra – Shri Sonubhau Baswant, Indian Congress Party member.

~ In Romania – Gheorghe Rășinaru, international midfield football (soccer) player.

~ Carencro, nr. Lafayette, Louisiana (or maybe in a year from now?) – Aldus Roger, cajun accordion player and leader of the Lafayette Playboys.

http://164.100.47.132/LssNew/biodata_1_12/1436.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gheorghe_Rasinaru

http://www.charliegillett.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=19980

War!

Here comes the cavalry! In Richmond Park, London, officers of the 1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex, The Duke of Cambridge’s Hussars) are photographed in a cavalry charge during a training exercise.

http://www.1914-1918.net/chronology/1915_february.html

Degrees of neutrality: US President Woodrow Wilson issues his “Strict Accountability” message to the German government, making it clear that the U.S. government will not tolerate any strategy by the German navy to sink neutral U.S. shipping at any time.

http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/wilsonwarningfeb1915.htm

At the same time the US President sends a formal letter of protest to London stating that British ships flying neutral flags will place neutral nationals in danger without protecting British ships. The complaint has been prompted by reports that the Lusitania, a British passenger ship carrying (among others) US citizens, has used the stars and stripes to disguise its nationality.  An American journalist comments later that Britannia not only rules the waves but also “waives the rules.”

http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania/war/

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