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A German airship raids Southend, Leigh-on-Sea, and Westcliff in the early hours of the morning. About 100 bombs dropped, causing one death, and doing damage to the extent of £20,000. Germany sends a telegram to the United States Administration. The blame for the sinking of the Lusitania is laid upon Great Britain, “which, through its plan of starving the civilian population, has forced Germany to adopt retaliatory measures.” President Wilson, in an address at Philadelphia to 4,000 naturalized aliens, declares that the example of America must be a special example, not merely of peace because she will not fight, but because peace is a healing and elevating influence in the world, and strife is not. He continued:- “There is such a thing as a nation being so right that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right.”