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What happened on June 28, 1914

Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assasinated

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July 23, 1914

Austria-Hungary gives its ultimatum to Serbia

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July 25, 1914

Serbia mobilizes and Russia declares a period preparatory to war

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July 30, 1914

Russia and Austro-Hungary order general mobilization

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August 1, 1914

Germany mobilizes and declares war on Russia. France mobilizes, Germany and the Ottoman Empire sign a secret alliance treaty

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August 3

Germany declares war on France. Britain orders general mobilization

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August 4, 1914

Germany declares war on Belgium and invades prompting Britain to declare war on Germany. Wilson declares US neutriality

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August 5

Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia

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August 6

Serbia declares war on Germany

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August 10

France declares war on Austria Hungary. Hungary invades Serbia

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August 12, 1914

Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary

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August 16, 1914

Russian troops invade East Prussia

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August 20, 1916

The German Army occupies Brussels

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August 22, 1914

Hungary declares war on Belgium

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August 23, 1914

Japan declares war on Germany

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August 23, 1914

Austria-Hungary invades Russian Poland

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August 28, 1914

The Russians are defeated at Tanneburg

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September 4-10

The Battle of the Marne

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September 15, 1914

The Race to the Sea begins

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September 17, 1914

Austro-German forces attack western Poland, Austro-Hungarian attempt at invading Serbia fails

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October 6, 1914

Belgian troops abandon Antwerp to the Germans

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October 19 1914

The First Battle Of Ypres

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October 29, 1914

Turkey enters teh war

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November 1, 1914

Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire

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November 5, 1914

Hungary invades Serbia

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November 22

The First Battle of Ypres ends the Race to the Sea

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December 15, 1914

The French and British launch a general offensive all along the Western Front

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December 21, 1914

The first German air raid on Britain begins

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January 15, 1914

Japan issues twenty one demands on China an ultimatum that sought Japan's regional ascendancy over China

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January 19, 19144

First German zeppellin attack on Britain

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January 31, 1914

First German use of poison gas at Bolimow on the Eastern Front

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February 4, 1915

German U-Boat attacks on Allied shipping an dGermany declares a blockade of Britain

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February 22, 1915

Russia suffers heavy losses at the Second Battle of Masurian Lakes

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March 1, 1915

The first British passenger liner is sunk by a U-boat

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March 18, 1915

The British-French naval task force fails to force open the Dardanelles

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April 22, 1915

The Second Battle of Ypres begins; the first German use of poison gas on the Western Front

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April 25, 1915

British forces land on Gallipoli

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April 26

France, Russia, Italy and Britain conclude seccret Treaty of London

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May 7, 1915

The Lusitania is sunk

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May 23, 1915

Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary

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August 5, 1915

German forces occupy Warsaw

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August 6, 1915

British forces land in Gallipoli

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September 5, 1915

Tsar Nicholas II takes command of the Russian armies

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September 21, 1915

The Battle of Loos, a major British offensive begins

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October 6, 1915

Austro-Hungarian and German forces invae Serbia, expelling the Serbian army from the country

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October 15, 1915

Britain declares war on Bulgaria

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October 14, 1915

Bulgaria and Serbia declae war on each other

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December 17, 1915

Sir Douglas Haig replaces Sir John French as commander of the B.E.F.

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January 8, 1916

The British complete the evacuation of Gallipoli ending in an Ottoman victory

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January 27, 1916

Conscription is introduced in Britain

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February 27, 1916

The Germans open an offensive at Verdun

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April 24, 1916

The Easter Rebellion starts in Ireland

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May 4, 1916

Germany renounces its submarine policy

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May 5, 1916

Beginning of Arab revolt aginst the Ottoman Empire

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May 19, 1916

Britain and France conclude the Sykes-Picot Agreement defining areas of control for the two nations in the Middle East

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May 31, 1916

Battle of Jutland, the biggest naval battle in history

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June 4, 1916

Russian Brusilov Offensive in Carpathia nearly knock Hungary out of the war

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July 1, 1916

Britian and France begin the Battle of the Somme

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August 27, 1916

Romania declares war on Austria

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August 28, 1916

Italy declares war on Germany

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August 29, 1916

Hindenburg replaces Falkenhayn as chief of the German General Staff

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August 31, 1916

Germany suspends submarine assaults

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September 1, 1916

Bulgaria declares war on Romania

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September 15, 1916

Tanks are introduced for the first time on the Somme battlefield by the British

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October 15, 1916

Germany resumes U-boat attacks

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October 24, 1916

The French launch a counter-offensive at Verdun

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November 9, 1916

US President Wilson secures reelection

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November 18, 1916

The Battle of the Somme ends

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November 21, 1916

Franz Josef dies

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November 28, 1916

The first German ariplane air raid on Britain

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November 299, 1916

The US proclaims its occupation of Santa Domingo

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December 5, 1916

David Lloyd George replaces Herbert Henry Asquith as British Prime Minister

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December 12, 1916

Joseph Joffre is replaced by Robert Nivelle and Germany issues a peace note suggesting a compromise

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Februay 1, 1916

Germany resumes unrestricted submarine warfare

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February 3, 1917

The US ends diplomatic relations with Germany

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February 23, 1917

German forces begin a withdrawel to strong positions on the Hindenburg Line

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March 1, 1917

The Zimmermann Telegram is made public, detailing a German proposal of an alliance with Mexico against the US

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March 8, 1917

The Russian Revolution begins in Petrograd

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March 15, 1917

Tsar Nicholas II abdicates

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April 6, 1917

The US declares war on Germany

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April 9, 1917

Canadian success at the Battle of the Vimy Ridge

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April 16, 1917

Lenin arrives in Russia, Chemin des Dames starts

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May y15, 1917

Nivelle is replaced by Philippe Petain as French Commander in Chief

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June 15, 1917

The US Espionage Act is pressed

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June 25, 1917

The first American troops land in France

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June 27, 1917

Greece enters the war on the side of the allies

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July 1 1917

The Russian offensive begins

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July 6, 1917

British Army Officer TE Lawrence and Arabs capture Aquaba

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Jul 16, 1917

The Third Battle of Ypres begins

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July 19, 1917

Kerensky's offensive fails marking the last Russian initiative of the war

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July 31, 1917

The Battle of Passchendale

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November 7, 1917

The Bolsheviks seize power in Petrograd and announce Russia's intention to leave the war

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December 7, 1917

US declares war on Austria Hungary

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December 22, 1917

Russia opens separate pace negotiations with Germany

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January 8, 1918

US President Woodrow Wilson makes hi 14 speech to Congress

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March 3, 1918

The Russians accept German peace termss at Brest-Litovsk

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March 21, 1918

Germany launches spring offensives

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May 25, 1918

German U-boats appear in US waters for the first time

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July 15, 1918

The final phase of the great German spring push, the Second Battle of the Marne

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July 16, 1918

Fromer Tsar Nicholas II, his wife and children are murdered by the Bolsheviks

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July 18, 1918

The Allies counterattack against German forces, seizing initiaitive

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August 3, 1918

Allied intervention begins at Valdiostok

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August 8, 1918

The British launch Amiens offensive

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August 21, 1918

The Germans begin withdrawel to the Hindenburg Line

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September 29, 1918

Bulgaria signs an armistice

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October 30, 1918

Turkey concludes an armistice with the Allies

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November 3, 1918

The German fleet mutinies at Kiel. Trieste falls to the Allies and Hungary surrenders

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November 11, 1918

Armistice day

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January 5, 1919

Communist revolt in erlin

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January 18, 1919

Start of peace negotiations in Paris

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May 7-June 28, 1919

Treaty of Versailles drafted and signed