world war 1

  • archduke franz fredinand and his wife are assassinated.

    archduke franz ferdinand heir to the austrian thorne visted the bosnian capital sarajevo.
    on july 28 austria-hungary declared war on russia.
    on augest 1 germany obligated by treaty to support austria hungary declared war on russia.
  • germany declares war on russia and france.

    on augest 3 germany declared war on russias ally france
    the alliance system pulled one nation after another into conflict.
    the great war had begun.
  • albert einstein proposes his general thoery of relativity

    In 1905, Albert Einstein, a 26-year-old patent clerk, wrote a paper that revolutionized science in his special theory of relativity einstein explained that the speed of light was constant but that both space and time were relative to the position of the observer.
  • german u-boats sink the lusitania and 1,198 people die

  • alexander graham bell makes first transcontinental telephone call

    a telephone call which for marketing purposes is claimed to be the first transcontinental telephone call occurred on jan 25 1915 a day timed to coincide with the panama pacific exposition celebrations.
  • woodrow willson is reelected president

    a democrat wilson was elected to the US presidency in 1912 after having served as president of his alma mater princeton university formerly the college of new jersey and as governor of new jersey 1910 wilson was born on december 28 1856 in staunton virginia.