His wife was also killed, & this led to the "great war". The U.S remains a neutral country in the war.
Approximately 1,200 people, including 128 american citizens died.
Remaining neutral helps president Wilson win reelection. An estimated one million soldiers are killed and wounded at the "Battle of Verdun".
Arthur Zimmermann, Germany's foreign secretary sends a secret note to mexico, to attack the U.S
The Russian Revolution begins around the same time.
An influenza epidemic spreads and kills millions of people worldwide