To End All Wars
Jun 28, 1914
Gavrilo Princip murders the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne while he tours in Serbia.
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
The RMS Lusitania is sunk by German U-boats while traveling to the U.K. 128 Americans died.
Sinking of the Lusitania
Austra-Hungary declares war on Serbia (before August), Russia declares war on Austria-Hungary, Germany declares war...etc.
Start of World War 1
A German telegram sent to Mexico entailing their help in recapturing Mexican territories is intercepted by the British.
America joins the international effort, declaring war on Germany and siding with Britain and France.
America Joins the War
Americans attack Germans at Chateau-Thierry; one of the biggest offensives in WW1. Lots of supplies were needed.
Battle of Chateau-Thierry
Allies expel Germans from the farthest point they had reached during the war. Nearly 10,000 American casualties in the three-week offensive.
Battle of Belleau Wood
End of the War
Germany surrenders on the 7th. Treaty of Versailles signed in June 1919.