BORN TODAY: in Windsor, England and educated at Sherborne school – “the Great Omani”, escapalogist. Before he died in 2007, aged 92, he wrote a short poem for his funeral:
They lay the Great Omani in his box
They have done it up with nails not locks
But at his funeral do not despair
Chances are he won’t be there.
Armenia: Turkish troops massacre Armenians in villages near Mush [Burg & Purcell].
New Zealand: The hospital ship Maheno leaves Wellington, bound for the Dardanelles.