Timeline: World War I

  • Assassination

    Franz Ferdinand assassinated; war begins in Europe
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    Lusitania sinks- public opinion turns against Germany. Kills 1,198 people.
  • Major Battles

    Battle of Verdun begins
  • Major Battles

    Battle of Somme begins
  • US Enters WWI

    US begins to send troops
  • Selective Service Act

    Selective Service Act
    Congress passes
  • End of WWI

    End of WWI
    Armistice agreement ends WWI on 11/11/1918.