8th April, 1915 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY: in Zagreb, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (now the capital of Croatia) – Ivan Supek, Croatian physicist, philosopher, playwright, writer and peace activist [Wikipedia].



The (Turkish) Home Front: In Zeitoun, in Cilicia, south east Turkey, the Turkish government begins the first of its year long systematic program of deporting Armenians. The official justification for the program is the belief that Armenians have been supporting, and in some cases fighting alongside, Russian invading forces from the Caucasus region.



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