WWI Timeline Elizabeth Maleckyj

By evm0725
  • June 28, 1914

    The Battle of the Litani River was fought in French Lebanon which resulted in the Allied victory.
  • July 28, 1914

    July 28, 1914
    James Weldon Johnson organizes the Silent Parade consisting of 10,000 African Americans and march against lynching on 5th avenue in NYC
  • August 1, 1914

    August 1, 1914
    Germany declares war on Russia, France and Belgium starts full mobilization.
  • November 1 1914

    Austria invades Serbia for the 3rd time after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and fail for the 3rd time.
  • August 3, 1914

    August 3, 1914
    Erich von Falkenhayn is the new Chief of the German General Staff replacing Moltke who failed the Shleiffen Plan
  • August 7, 1914

    A German naval base at Tsingtao is captured by the Japanese accompanied by the British and Indians
  • August 12, 1914

    Great Britain and France declare war on Austria-Hungary and Siberia is invaded by Austria-Hungry
  • August 23 1914

    Japan declares war on Germany. With German having support from a naval base on the coast of China, part of New Guinea, Samoa, and the Caroline, Marshall and Mariana Islands.
  • February 4 1915

    February 4 1915
    Germany declares the waters surrounding British Isles to be a war zone in which ships can be sunk without warning.
  • Armenian Genocide

    Armenian Genocide
    Also known as the Armenian Holocaust. The Ottoman government's systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians who were mostly Ottoman citizens
  • April 26, 1915

    Allies sign Treaty of London after Italy is promised large territorial gains and joins the war on the Allied side.
  • May 7, 1915

    May 7, 1915
    A German U-Boat torpedoes the British passenger liner Lusitania off the Irish coast and sinks within 18 min. 1,201 people drown. President Woodrow Wilson sends 4 diplomatic protests to Germany.
  • July 1, 1916

    July 1, 1916
    The British Army suffers the worst single-day death toll in its history with 18,800 soldiers killed the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Germans use machine guns to wipe out the British and French troops.
  • November 21, 1916

    November 21, 1916
    HMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people.
  • January 9, 1917

    The Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
  • March 3, 1917

    German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann publicly admits the "Zimmermann Telegram" is true. This generates support for the US declaration of war on Germany.
  • April 6, 1917

    April 6, 1917
    The United States of America declares war on Germany.
  • June 25, 1917

    The first American troops land in France.
  • August 14, 1917

    China declares war on Germany & Austria
  • November 5, 1917

    Buchanan v Warley strikes down Louisville, Kentucky, ordinance requiring backs & whites to live in separate areas.
  • November 1918 (Spain)

  • March 4, 1918 (U.S. Kansas)

    Soviet Russia signs a treaty with Germany officially ending its participation in the war. Germans force the Russians to give over a quarter of their prewar territory and over half of Russia's industries.
  • Battle of Amines

    Also known as the Third Battle of Picardy, was the opening phase of the Allied offensive. Lead to the end of the first World War. Also a solar eclipse.
  • November 11, 1918

    November 11, 1918
    World war I ends. Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies.
  • January 18, 1919

    The Paris Peace Conference opens with delegates from 32 nations. President Woodrow Wilson attends.
  • June 3, 1919