World War I By christinaroses Period: Jan 1, 1914 to Dec 31, 1919 World War I Have at least 25 events (from your book or other sources) Must have the importance of each event given in the description box in 1-2 sentences. Must include at least 8 events with pictures. Must define the events that both began and ended the war. - Must include every major treaty and battle described in your book. Should include when major players either entered or left the war, or switched sides (e.g. the U.S. entering the war in 1917). Jun 28, 1914 Archduke Assasinated A Bosnian nationalist killed the Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife too. The assassin was a member of the political terrortist society. Jul 28, 1914 Austria Declares war on Serbia Austria Declares war on Serbia, eventhough they could not field an army until mid-August. The russians responded angrily. Jul 30, 1914 Russia Orders Mobilization Austria ordered mobilization against Russia. Russia then ordered general Mobliziation. Jul 30, 1914 Austria Mobilized Austria ordered mobilization against Russia. Russia then ordered general Mobliziation. Aug 3, 1914 Germans invade Belgium The British had gauranteed Belgian neutrality, so Britain was now united against Germany. Aug 4, 1914 Britain Declares war on Germany Britain delcared war on Germany, offically starting the Great War. Aug 13, 1914 Japan declares war on Germany Japan declared war on Germany using their alliance with Great Britain to declare war. Aug 15, 1914 The Battle of Tannenberg The Russian army invaded Prussia. The Germans won. Sep 15, 1914 Battle of Masurian Lakes The Germans attacked the Russian First Army. Sep 28, 1914 First Battle of the Marne The French and the British were able to stop the Germans at the battle of the Marne. Thereafter, the war in the West became one of position. Oct 29, 1914 Turkey enters the war, allied with the central powers Nov 2, 1914 Russia and Turkey are now fighting Russia declared war on Turkey for siding with the central powers Nov 5, 1914 Britain and France Declare war on Turkey Britain and France, having been allied with Russia, also declare war on Turkey. Apr 2, 1915 Second Battle o Ypres Poison gas killed many allies and central powers. May 7, 1915 Lusitania Sinks Lusitania, a U-boat, was sunk. It contained American passengers aboard. May 23, 1915 Italy comes to help out the allies in the war. Feb 21, 1916 The Battle of Verdun The Germans attacked the French at Verdun, and the fighting continued for nine months. Apr 1, 1916 Romania enters the war to help the allies defeat the central powers. May 31, 1916 Battle of Jutland- it took place over naval ships, and the British destroyed many German fleets. Jul 1, 1916 Battle of the Somme Many German soldiers died. Apr 6, 1917 USA declared war on Germany because of the sunken u-boats Dec 27, 1917 Treaty of Brest-Litovsk Russians signed a treaty with the Germans that ended the war on their part. Aug 28, 1918 Battle of Amiens The British were ordered to attack the Germans, resulting in this battle. Nov 1, 1918 The Hindenberg collapsed The Germans pushed them back beyond the Hindenberg line. Nov 11, 1918 End of World War I Germany signed the Armistice of Compiègne, ending World War I.