Diary for Friday, April 16, 1915:
Austria: Government finds Italy’s territory proposals mainly unacceptable.
Artois: Unsuccessful German attacks at Notre-Dame de Lorette.
Aegean: Turk torpedo boat Demirhisar intercepts but fails to torpedo British transport Manitou south of Skyros (51 men lost in panic); cruiser HMS Minerva and 3 destroyers force Turk craft aground on Chios next day. Manitou reaches Mudros.
Neutral USA: AB-2 flying boat (Bellinger) catapulted from a barge in US trials.
Britain: First German Army aircraft over England: Albatros BII of FlAbt 41 drops 8 bombs (without effect) at Sittingbourne and Faversham, Kent; 14 defense sorties.
Germany: French bombers attack Rottweil gunpowder factory, Leopoldshoehe rail workshops, Mezieres-les-Metz power station. 3 Aviatiks forced to land.
Middle East: 2 Farmans and a BE2 of RFC Ismailia Flt bomb El Marra, Sinai.
Canada: $100m voted for war. 101,000 men under arms (April 11).