Lusitania torpedoed and sunk by German submarine off Kinsale. 1250 lives lost.
Bought Edith a present. Work box.
In afternoon, take a walk with Mr Banks, Miss Graham and Cyril and Ede to Milton, 7 Springs and Little Haywood and Colwich. Returned at 8 pm. Lovely outing. Showed picture postcards at night to the above party.
*RMS Lusitania – The RMS Lusitania was a British civilian ocean liner. It was briefly the world’s biggest ship and was known for its luxury, capacity and speed due to its revolutionary turbine engines. On May 7th 1915, while on its way from New York to Liverpool, the RMS Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat. The ship quickly sank and 1,195 people died including 128 Americans. Americans were outraged by the attack on the Lusitania as the U.S. had not yet joined the war effort and the Germans had breached the Cruiser Rules, an agreement that passenger ships may not be sunk. This incident helped motivate the US to join the war effort 2 years later in April of 1917.