WWI Timeline

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Arch duke Franz Ferdinand and his wife are assasinated.

06/28/1914

Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

7/28/1914

Germany declares war on Russia

8/1/1914

Germany declares war on France

8/3/1914

The United Kingdom declares war on Germany, after Germany invades Belgium.

8/4/1914

Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia and Serbia declares war on Germany.

8/6/1914

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson declares U.S. will remain neutral.

8/19/1914

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The United Kingdom creates a blockade into Germany

11/3/1914

Germany declares war zone around Great Britain

2/4/1915

Germans first use poison gas

4/22/1915

Lusitania sunk by German U-boat

5/7/1915

Tsar Nicholas II takes control of Russian armies

9/5/1915

Battle of Verdun begins- longest of the war

2/21/1916

The Battle of Jutland begins

5/31/1916

Battle of Somme begins

7/1/1916

British intercepts the Germans Zimmerman telegraph to Mexico

1/19/1917

U.S. declares war on Germany

4/6/1917

The Bolsheviks overthrow the Russian government

11/7/1917

Armistice between new Russian government and central powers

12/17/1917

Woodrow Wilsons 14 points of peace

1/8/1918

Red Baron is shot down

4/21/1918

Second batltle of the marne begins

7/15/1918

WWI Fighting ends on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

11/11/1918