• Assasination of Franz Ferdinand

    Assasination of Franz Ferdinand
    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austro-Hungarian empire, in Sarajevo, Bosnia by Serbia.
  • Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

    Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
  • Germany declares war on Russia

  • Germany declares war on France

    Germany declares war on France
  • Germany invades Belgium

    Germany invades Belgium
  • Britian delclares war on Germany

  • Battle of the Frontiers begins

  • Russia invades East Prussia

  • Japan declares war on Germany

  • Austria-Hungary invades Russian Poland

  • Battle of Tannenberg

    Russia loses; Germany's greatest success of the war on Eastern Front
  • First Battle of Marne

    halts German advance, resulting in stalemate & trench warfare
  • First Battle of Masurian Lakes

    Russia loses
  • First Battle of Aisne begins

  • Austro-German attack on western Poland

  • First Battle of Ypres

  • Turkey joins the Central Powers

  • Batle of the Falkland Islands

  • First German air raid on Britain

    First German air raid on Britain
  • Allied offensive in Artois & Champagne

  • First German zeppelin attack on England

  • Second Battle of Masurian Lakes

    Russians suffer heavy loss; also known as the Winter Battle
  • Falaba sinks

    Falaba sinks
    British passenger liner
  • Second Battle of Ypres

    started by the first use of poison gas by Germany
  • Austro-German offensive on Galicia begins

  • Lusitania sinks

    Lusitania sinks
    Bombed by German U-boats in the waters close to the Lusitania. contreverary started & angered may Americans
  • Second Battle of Artois begins

  • Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary

    after ignoring treaty agreements with the Central Powers, Italy declares war
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Battles of Isonzo

    Italians launch unsuccessful attack on Hungarians; there are to be 12 battles; battles end on December 2nd.
  • Germans capture Warsaw

  • Second Battle of Champagne begins

  • German attack on Verdun

    longest battle of the war, ultimately defeated by the French at great cost to both sides; ended December 18
  • 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th Battles of Isonzo

    between Italy & Austria-Hungary; lasted until November 14th
  • French passenger ship, Sussex, torpedoed

  • Easter rebellion starts in Ireland

  • Battle of Jutland

    the biggest naval battle in history, ultimately without a clear victor
  • Start of the Battle of the Somme

    greatest number of casualties in British military history, 60,000
  • Romania enters the war with the Allies

    quickly overrun by German forces
  • Italy declares war on Germany

  • Tanks introduced for the first time

    Tanks introduced for the first time
    introduced on the Somme battlefield by the British
  • End of the Battle of Somme

  • British capture Baghdad

  • US declares war on Germany

  • Battle of Vimy Ridge

    Canadian success
  • Nivelle Offensive ends in French failure

    Second Battle of Aisne, Third Battle of Champagne
  • Greece enters the war

    enters on the side of the Allies
  • Third Battle of Ypres begin

  • British launch surprise tank attack at Cambrai

  • US declares war on Austria-Hungary

  • Jerusalem falls to Britain

  • Germany lanches Spring push, starting with the Battle of PIcardy

    eventually mountd five major offensives afainst the Allied forces, Battle of Picardy started against the British
  • Germany launches second Spring offensive, the Battle of Lys

  • German U-boats appear in US waters

    German U-boats appear in US waters
  • Third German Spring Offensive, Third Battle of the Aisne

    begins in French sector along Chemin des Dames
  • Battle of Cantigny

    US forces victorious in first major action
  • 4th German Spring offensive, Battle of the Matz

    French sector between Noyan and Montdider
  • Battle of Piave

    Italians prevai against Austro-Hungarian forces
  • Second Battle of Marne begins

    final phase of great German Spring push
  • US forces clear the St.-Mihiel salient

    during which the greatest air assault of the war is launched by the US
  • Battle of Megiddo

    Start of British offensive in Palestine
  • Battle of the Vardar

    pits Serb, Czech, Iltalian, French and British forces against Bulgarian forces
  • Belgian troops attack at Ypres

  • Germany & Austria send peace notes to US President Wildrow Wilson

    requested an armistice
  • British advance to the Sambre & Schledt rivers

    taking many German prisoners
  • Turkey concludes an armistice with the Allies

  • Trieste falls to the Allies; Austria-Hungary concludes an armistice

  • Germany negotiates an armistace with the Allies

  • Kaiser Wilhelm II flees to Holland

    Kaiser Wilhelm II flees to Holland
  • Armistace day; fighting ceases at 11 am

  • communist revolt in Berlin

  • Treaty of Versailles drafted & signed

    Treaty of Versailles drafted & signed