10th August 1915 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY: In London – Frances Laura Charteris, “a British noblewoman and socialite” [Wikipedia]  who married a Viscount in 1933; an Earl in 1943; an American commoner rumoured to be the illegitimate son of the Duke of York in 1960; and a Duke in 1972.


DIED TODAY: At Gallipoli – Harry Moseley, 27 year old research physicist from the University of Oxford whom “prominent experts have speculated… could have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics  in 1916, had he not been killed. As a consequence, the British government instituted new policies for eligibility for combat duty.” 


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