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Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand

1914

His wife was also killed, & this led to the "great war". The U.S remains a neutral country in the war.

German U-Boats sink the "Lusitania"

1915

Approximately 1,200 people, including 128 american citizens died.

President Wilson avoids the war

1916

Remaining neutral helps president Wilson win reelection. An estimated one million soldiers are killed and wounded at the "Battle of Verdun".

President Wilson learns of the "Zimmermann Telegram"

1917

Arthur Zimmermann, Germany's foreign secretary sends a secret note to mexico, to attack the U.S
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The U.S enters the war

1917

An Armistice ends the war

November 11, 1918

An influenza epidemic spreads and kills millions of people worldwide
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The senate rejects the "Treaty of Versailles"

1919

The U.S signs a peace treaty with Germany

1921

Personal

Father's birth

1971

Mother's birth

1977

Birth

1998