World WarI

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In History
  • The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
    The Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated sparking the beginning of the first World I
  • A brewing war

    A brewing war
    On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.
  • First use of gas as a weapon by the Germans (April 1915)

    First use of gas as a weapon by the Germans (April 1915)
    The types of weapons employed ranged from disabling chemicals, such as tear gas, to lethal agents like phosgene, chlorine, and mustard gas. This chemical warfare was a major component of the first global war and first total war of the 20th century.
  • German submarine sinks Lusitania killing 128 Americans

    German submarine sinks Lusitania killing 128 Americans
    The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania occurred on Friday, 7 May 1915 during the First World War, as Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had implemented a naval blockade of Germany. The ship was identified and torpedoed by the German U-boat U-20 and sank in 18 minutes.
  • The reelection of president Wilson

    The reelection of president Wilson
    The United States presidential election of 1916 was the 33rd quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 7, 1916. Incumbent Democratic President Woodrow Wilson defeated Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes, the Republican candidate.
  • Britain intercepts letter from Germany

    Britain intercepts letter from Germany
    The Zimmermann Telegram was a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico in the prior event of the United States entering World War I against Germany.
  • U.S. joins World War I

    U.S. joins World War I
    On April 6, 1917, the U.S. joined its allies-Britain, France, and Russia-to fight in World War I. Under the command of Major General John J. Pershing, more than 2 million U.S. soldiers fought on battlefields in France. Many Americans were not in favor of the U.S. entering the war and wanted to remain neutral.