12th March, 1915 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: in Pehuajó, Argentina – Aquiles Roggero, “un músico, violinista, director y compositor” [Wikipedia]  – Tango aficionado.


DIED TODAY: of tuberculosis, aged 46, Archduke Ferdinand Carl Ludwig Joseph Johann Maria of Austria, latterly known as Ferdinand Burg after rusticating himself from the Austrian court (to the Southern Tyrol) in disgrace for his elopement and unequal marriage to a common daughter of an Austrian mathematician.



Dardanelles: Britain forms the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force under General Sir Ian Hamilton to carry out military operations at the Dardanelles, with forces being gathered together on the temporarily occupied Greek Island of Lemnos, including men from Australia, Britain and New Zealand.



Society and culture: In New South Wales, the Shaftesbury Institution for Inebriate Males (later, and less exclusively, the Shaftesbury Institute for Inebriates) admits its first intake of “sixteen male inebriates of the non-criminal type” for “medical or other treatment necessary”. [NSW government – state records].



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