World War 1

  • Germany Declares war on Russia

    On August 1st, 1914 Germany declared war on Russia. This is only the very beginning of what is going to happen between these two countries in the future. Major Date.
  • President Woodrow Wilson

    U.S. President Woodrow Wilson announces that the U.S. will remain neutral for the war. This is a major announcement.
  • Germany Declares war zone.

    Germany declares a "war zone" around Great Britain, essentially effecting a submarine blockade where even neutral merchant vessels were to be potential targets.
  • 2nd battle of Ypres

    The Second Battle of Ypres begins. It is during this battle that the Germans first use poison gas.
  • Battle of Verdun

    The Battle of Verdun begins. The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle of World War 1 and was one of the bloodiest.
  • Battle of Somme

    The Battle of the Somme begins. During the Battle of the Somme, tanks are first introduced into battle.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Germany sends the secret Zimmerman Telegram to Mexico in an effort to entice Mexico to join the war. The British intercept and decipher the coded message.
  • U.S. Declares war on Germany

    The U.S. declares war on Germany. This a HUGE event that will impact the world from now to 100 years from then.
  • Red Baron Shot Down

    German flying ace, Baron Manfred von Richthofen (more commonly known as the Red Baron), is shot down.
  • Armisitice

    Germany signs the armistice at Compiegne, France. Fighting ends on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (i.e. 11 a.m. on November 11).