Archduke of Austria-Hungary is assainated by a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip
After the archduke's assaination Austria Hungary delcared war upon Serbia, starting WWI
Germany, Russia, France, and the United Kingdom join the war.
This is the first battle of WWI and drew the battle lines for the war.
Trench warfare starts and is set into place for the rest of the war
Germany blockades Britain with submarines and threatens to attack anyone that enters the area, including merchants ships.
This was the second time a battle was in the area of Ypres, and was the first time the Germans implemented poison gas.
The British ship the RMS Lusitania is sunk by the German U-Boat U-20
Tsar Nicholas gains control of Russia's army.
The was the longest and bloodiest battle ever fought in WWI, as trench warfare was used praticlly all throughout the battle.
The Battle of the Somme was fought in the trenches, yet this was the first time tanks were used in battle.
After Britain intercepted the telegraph from Germany to Mexico, which said if the Mexicans joined the war that they could gain the land they lost in the 1800's. This telegraph is what brought the U.S.A. into WWI.
After recieving the Zimmerman telegraph, America joined in the fight against Germany.
After being taken over by the Bolshevics, Russia chooses to stop fighting with the Central Powers.
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson issues his 14 points to peace.
Baron Manfred von Richtofen, AKA, the Red Baron, is shot down flying over the Battle of the Marne.
German Kaiser Wilhelm chooses to abdicate then flees from Germany.
Germany signs an Armistice at Compiegne, France, effectivly stopping all fighting on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month.
The Treaty of Versailles is signed and establishes rules and sanctions over the Central Powers and can be blamed for the start of WWII.
Japan invades the region of China known as Manchuria. They claim all control over the people, government, and trade in that region.
Hitler is appointed, as the leader of the largest political party, chancellor, and later president, and retains this role until he dies in 1945.
Fascist Italy invades, conquers, and annexes Ethiopia.
First started among Germany and Italy, it also let in Japan later on, and made an agreement stating that through whatever endevours occur among the countries, they would all help each other.
The Munich Agreement signed between Germany, Britain, France, and Italy let Germany take over the potion of Czecklovakia known as Sudetenland.
Germany and the Soviet Union sign a pact not to attack each other.
Germany invades Poland, starting WWII.
Staying true to there agreement to protect Poland's borders, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany for invading Poland
Germany invades Luxemborg (May 10) Netherlands(May 14) Belgium (May 24) and North France(June 22)
Britain fights Germany primarily in the air and eventually defeats Germany.
Italy starts with Egypt, attacking from Lybia, and then attacks the rest of North Africa with the help of the Afrika Korps.
The Japanese bomb the American naval base in Pearl Harbour. On December 8th, the Americans declared war on Japan.
Nazi Germany declare war on America after America chooses to declare war on Japan.
Germany attacks Russia and fights all the way into Stalingrad, where the Nazis were forced to retreat.
The Americans and British fight out the Axis Powers from North Africa in hopes of being able to attack from Italy into Germany
Allies land on Sicily and takes control of it so as to have direct access to Italy.
The Fascist council removes Mussolini from office and places Pietro Badoglio in charge of the government and army.
Under the control of Badoglio, Italy surrenders to the allied powers unconditionally, taking Italy out of the war.
Through making there way up from Sicily to Rome, allied troops liberate Rome, Italy's capitol and within six weeks Allied troops can bomb German areas from Rome.
In an effort to open a "second front" Allied forces attack Normandy France on the day know as D-Day, breaking through Germany's Atlantic Wall and opening a way into Germany through France.
After making a rapid advance from Normandy, troops manage to finally reach the French capitol, and are then helped through the free-French people there.
Going from the capitol to the border of Germany, troops finally reach German soil.
In hopes of putting themselves in prime position to attack Japan, the United States land troops in Japan controlled Phillipenes in hopes of liberating them and securing an area that America can attack from.
Allied troops going throughout the Atlantic coast help liberate Axis Powers controlled countries which are France, Belgium, and part of South-East Netherlands
In a last chance effort to try and stop the Allied forces from attacking Germany, Hitler launches an offensive against Allied Powers in what was known as the Battle of the Bulge. By New Years, Germans were in full retreat back to Germany.
Having been closer, Soviet troops launch a final offensive on the German capitol in hopes of capturing Hitler and ending the war.
Fearing Russian troops rath upon him, Hitler chooses to kill himself and his wife instead of being captured by Soviets.
In their last island on the path to the Japanese, U.S. troops land in Okinawa, the closest island possible to Japan.
After a string of attacks on German cities, Germany finally surrenders and gives up to the western Allies.
After the attack upon its capitol and the countless other offensives, Germans, give up to the Soviets
After months of trying to defeat Japan, America chooses to drop the most deadly weapon known to man on the army city of Hiroshima as an intimidation effort to get the Japanese to surrender.
To honor the agreement made at the Yalta Conference, the Soviet Union declares war on Japan and gains control of the region known as Manchuria.
After Japan did not surrender after the first bomb, the U.S. launched a second atomic bomb on Japan.
Robert Cohn goes to New York to present his novel. This occurred sometime in winter, and based upon the text imformation puts him in early January.
Robert Cohn and Jake Barnes sit down for lunch one day in early spring and Robert Cohn tells Jake he wishes to go to South America. Jake is quite hesitant and instead suggests going to Spain for a fishing trip.
Brett goes to San Sebastion for a few weeks, and here she has an affair with Robert Cohn.
There Bill and Jake fished while Cohn, Brett, and Mike waited in Pamplona,
The group up to Pamplona to experience the Festival of San Fermin.
Cohn becomes very angry over the subject of Brett, and injures Jake, Mike, and Romero in his anger.
Jake chooses to stay in San Sebastion for six days, but is stopped as Brett needs him to come and get her.
Brett asks for Jake to come and get her, thus ending both Jake's trip to San Sebastion and The Sun Also Rises book.
Hitler makes an attempt to overthrow the German government and is arrest in Munich, known as the Beer Hall Putsch.
Albert was born to Ruth and Walter Blumenthal
Hitler asks all German citizens to boycott Jewish owned bushiness.
Marion is born to Walter and Ruth Blumenthal and is the sister of Albert.
Hitler passes a set of Anti-Semitic laws in Nuremburg that say that all Jews are not German citizens and that Jews may only marry other Jews.
After many moths, the Blumenthal family is placed on a waiting list to receive immigration papers into America.
Herschel chooses to shoot a German secretary at the German embassy as vengeance for attacks on Jews.
Even with Hitler's support, Ernst vom Rath dies on the Nazi memorial day, November 9
Thousands of Jews across Germany and Austria are robbed, attacked, killed, and/or taken in the middle of the night as revenge for killing Ernst vom Rath.
After being taken on the day of Kristallnacht, Walter gives his immigration to the Gestapo and he is released.
After many years of waiting, the Blumenthals are capable of leaving for America in early March.
After the invasion of Holland four days earlier, the bombing of Rotterdam caused a quick surrender of Holland.
Jews to show they are Jewish are ordered to wear a yellow star of David.
The Germans seize control from the Dutch of Westbork and trap the Jews inside.
To avoid Auschwitz. Walter applies through the Red Cross for a Jewish exchange program.
The Blumenthals are allowed to leave for Cella, effective mid-February, from Westbork.
The Blumenthals, through the exchange program, arrive in Bergen-Belson, a former POW camp, and await the leave for Palestine.
The Blumenthals are not allowed to leave the camp as they were not chosen to leave.
After the Blumenthal's leaving, the camp they had stayed at was liberated by the Allies.
After two weeks of travelling, the Allies finally catch up and liberate the Blumenthals and other Jews.
After being liberated by the Russians, Walter Blumenthal, Papa, dies of typhus, a common disease that ran rampant in the "Death Train"
After living as Dutch citizens for three years, on the exact date of their liberation, the Blumenthals arrive in America.