World War I Timeline By nadija23 Period: Mar 29, 1850 to Mar 29, 1950 World War I Timeline Mar 29, 1882 Founding of the Triple Alliance (Central Powers) This was the military alliance between Germany, Austria- Hungary, and Italy. It lasted from 1882 until the start of World War I in 1914. Mar 29, 1907 Founding of the Triple Entente The triple entente was the name given to the alliance of Britian, France, and Russia. This took place after the signing of the Anglo- Russian Entente. Jun 28, 1914 Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand On this day, Ferdinand and his wife were shot dead in Sarajevo. The Archduke visited Bosnia and was killed during the parade by the black hand. Sep 5, 1914 Ist Battle of the Marne This battle, also known as the (Miracle of the Marne) was the first World War battle. It was fought between September 5th and 12th. May 7, 1915 Sinking of the Lusitania The sinking of the Lusitania enraged Americans. It also hastened the United States' entrance into World War I. Feb 21, 1916 Battle of Verdun The battle of Verdun was one of the major battles fought in World War I. It was fought between the German and French Armies. Apr 6, 1917 USA declares War on Germany On this day the United States declared war on Germany. Although they were trying to keep the US out of the War, He soon realized that this was an exception. Mar 3, 1918 The Treaty of Brest- Litovsk This was a peace treaty in World War I. It was signed by the Soviet Russia and the Central Powers. Jul 15, 1918 2nd Battle of the Marne This battle, also known as the (Battle of Reims) was the last major German battle. The German attacked failed, resulting in many casulties. Nov 11, 1918 Armistice ends World War I On November 11th, An Armistice was signed to stop the fighting in World War I. It was between the Allies and Bermany.