World War I Timeline

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    World War I Timeline

  • Assassination Of Franz

    The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir tp the throne of Austria-Hungary empire. This ignited the spark of the beginning of the war.
  • Christmas Truce

    Unofficial truce declared by soldiers. Both sides began singing and eventually soldiers filled "No mans land" and began a small soccer game. For a short period of time both sides got along.
  • Germans Begin Using Poison Gas

    First use of poison gas by German troops causing second war of Ypres.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    U-boat sinks the Lusitania, with loss of many American lives causing a German-US diplomatic crisis.
  • Serbian Exile

    Austria-Germany-Belgium forces invade Serbia.They over power and Exile the Serbian army.
  • Battle Of Jutland

    Recorded as the largest naval battle over the course of the war. Ultimately it had no clear victor.
  • Introduction of Tanks

    During the battle of Somme, tanks are introduced for the first time by the German army.
  • Introduction Of Airplanes

    The first airplanes were used in combat (aside from the Zeppelin) by the German forces.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    The Zimmeran Telegram is intercepted on February 24th and is published in the US press. Swears aliance between Mexico and Germany.
  • First US-France Division

    The first US troops arrive in France and become the very first division.
  • US intervention in Serbia

    President Woodrow Wilson agrees to interveen and help Serbia.