World War 1 Timeline

  • Franz Ferinands Assassination

    Franz Ferinands Assassination
    Franz Ferinand was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, a member of the Seerbian Nationalist society Black Hand.
  • Battle of Tannenberg

    Battle of Tannenberg
    Major defeat of Russia
  • Restricted Warfare

    Restricted Warfare
    Germany announces unrestricted warfare against all ships, neutral or otherwise that enters was zone waters.
  • The Lusitana

    The Lusitana
    The Lusitana ship sank because of Germany's submarine attack while traveling from New York to Liverpool, England.
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun
    The longest and bloodiest battle of WW1. German uses total war to destroy French morale sacrifices to obtain victory.
  • Battle of Somme

    Battle of Somme
    British attacked in the Somme River to pull German troops away. The British suffered 19,000 casualties and over 1 million casualties on both sides within 5 months.
  • Continued Unrestricted Warfare

    Continued Unrestricted Warfare
    Germany announces that they are resuming unrestriced warfare. Any warfare on ships and passegner ships that tried sailing to Mexico.
  • Zimmermann Note

    Zimmermann Note
    The American public learned about a German note sent to Mexico asking to propose to ally if America eneters the war.
  • Russia withdrewing from the war

    Russia withdrewing from the war
    Russia redrews meaning no more Easter Front. During that time, Russia launches an assult on the Western Front in March of 1918, making them lose 800,000 troops.
  • Declared War

    Declared War
    America declares war on Germany and its allies.
  • Selective Service Act

    Selective Service Act
    The congress passes on the Selctive Service Act for more military men.
  • Treaty of Brest-Litowsk

    Treaty of Brest-Litowsk
    Germany signing a treaty from Russia which officially pulled Russia (USSR) out of WW1.
  • World War 1 Results

    World War 1 Results
    More than 2 million American soldiers fought in war - 50,000 of them had died.
  • The Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles
    A meeting and signing of the treaty. The treaty was disscussed for Germany being held responsible of the damages they caused. The big four; Woodraw Wilson from the USA, David Lloyd from Great Britian, Goerges Clemencean from France and Vittorio Orlando from Italy discusses their goals for the treaty also.
  • Official Ending

    Official Ending
    The ending of World War 1 after the Treaty of Versailles was signed.