June 15, 2020
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timeline events from WW1
⟶ Updated 8 Nov 2017 ⟶
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Archduke Ferdinand assassinated. June 28,1914. Sarajevo, Bosnia. Unsteady alliances erupt into war as Russia, Serbia´s ally, begins to mobilize.
Wilson declares U.S. neutrality. August 4, 1914
Germany declare war on Russia and France. August 1, 1914
Nations align for war. August 1914
Lusitania sunk by Germans. May 7. 1915. Off coast of Ireland
Gemany declares waters around British Isles a war zone. February. Neutral vessels are warned of potential u-boat attacks. Wilson warns Germany that it would be accountable for any loss of American life.
Arabic Pledge. September 1, 1915. Berlin
Sussex Pledge. May 31, 1916. Berlin. Following sinking of French steamer Sussex, Germany again agrees to "visit and search" rules, but insists that Great Britain should also agree to obey international laws regarding freedom of the seas.
Wilson wins 1916 presidential election. November 1916. U.S.
Germany resumes unlimited submarine warfare. January 31, 1917. Berlin.
Zimmermann note discoverd. February 1917. Berlin to Mexico City-
Wilson asks Congress for greater powers. February 1917. Washinton, D.C.
Selective Act passed. May 28, 1917. Washington, D.C.
Wilson calls for "peace without victory". January 22, 1917. Washington, D.C. Frustrated with his efforts to mediate a peace, Wilson becomes convinced that both sides needed to cease hostilities.
Wilson asks for declaration of war. April 2,1917. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
Russian Revolution deposes Czar Nicholas. March 15, 1917. Russia
Food Administration formed. May 1917. Washington D.C.
Creel Committee issues official propaganda. May 1917. Washington, D.C.
War Industries Board created. May 1917. Washington, D.C.
Cantigny. Date: May 28,, 1918. Location: North of Paris.
Second Battle of the Marne. Date: July 1918. Location: France.
Meuse-Argonne. September to November 1918. Eastern France.
Germans surrender, expecting a peace drawn up under Wilson´s generous 14 Points. November 11, 1918. Compiegne France
Event: Belleau Wood. Date: June 1918. Location: France
14 Points declared. January 1918. Capitol Building Washington, D.C. Wilson lists his goals for a war-free world, including a League of Nations.
Chateau-Thierry. Date: May 1918. Location: France
Event: Sedan. Date: October 1918. Location: Eastern France
Treaty of Versailles signed. June 28, 1919. Versailles, France. Germany signs treaty drafted by "Big Four" which includes huge reparation demands.
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