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AMERICAN
ANNIVERSARIES

EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR

Presenting Seven Hundred and Fifty Events in
United States History, from the Discovery

of America to the Present Day

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Dedicated to the Journalists of The United States
who Formulate, Primordially, the Essential

Material for the Web of

American History

COPYRIGHT, 1918, By Philip Robert Dillon

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PRINCIPAL PERMANENT DATES OF THE GREAT WAR

Year 1914
June 28–Archduke Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, was

assassinated at Serajevo in Serbia.
July 23—Austria sent ultimatum to Serbia.
July 28—Austria declared war on Serbia.
Aug. 1-Germany declared war on Russia and the next day

invaded Luxemburg, an act of war against France.
Aug. 3—German army invaded Belgium.
Aug. 4Great Britain declared war on Germany.
Aug. 5—President Wilson issued a proclamation of neutrality

of the United States.
Sept. 6, 7, 8 and 9—Battle of the Marne, a French victory re-

sulting in the stopping of the German invasion of
France and the retreat of the Germans to the River

Aisne in France.
Nov. 5—Great Britain and France declared war on Turkey.
Dec. 24–First German air raid on England by Zeppelin airships.

Year 1915
May 7—Sinking of the Lusitania.
May 23—Italy declared war on Austria.
Oct. 11—Bulgaria as an ally of the Central Powers invaded

Serbia.

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American History

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PRINCIPAL PERMANENT DATES OF THE GREAT WAR

Year 1914
June 28—Archduke Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, was

assassinated at Serajevo in Serbia.
July 23—Austria sent ultimatum to Serbia.
July 28-Austria declared war on Serbia.
Aug. 1-Germany declared war on Russia and the next day

invaded Luxemburg, an act of war against France.
Aug. 3—German army invaded Belgium.
Aug. 4Great Britain declared war on Germany.
Aug. 5—President Wilson issued a proclamation of neutrality

of the United States.
Sept. 6, 7, 8 and 9—Battle of the Marne, a French victory re-

sulting in the stopping of the German invasion of
France and the retreat of the Germans to the River

Aisne in France.
Nov. 5—Great Britain and France declared war on Turkey.
Dec. 24–First German air raid on England by Zeppelin airships.

Year 1915
May 7-Sinking of the Lusitania.
May 23—Italy declared war on Austria.
Oct. 11—Bulgaria as an ally of the Central Powers invaded
Serbia.

Year 1916
Apr. 19—American ultimatum to Germany threatening to break

off relations with Germany unless Germany modified

her submarine policy.
Aug. 27—Italy declared war on Germany. On the same day
Rumania declared war on the Central Powers.

Year 1917
Jan. 31-Germany declared that beginning the following day,

sea traffic would be stopped with every available
weapon (obviously meaning submarines) in waters
around Great Britain, France and Italy and in the

Eastern Mediterranean.
Feb. 3—The United States severed diplomatic relations with

Germany.
Apr. 6The United States declared war on Germany.
June 26–First American troops landed in France.
Dec. 7- The United States declared war on Austria.
Dec. 9–Jerusalem was captured by the British.

Year 1918
Mar. 21—Great German offensive against the British in France

began.
Apr. 14—Gen. Ferdinand Foch was appointed commander-in-

chief of the armies of the Allies. May 27-German offensive was shifted from the British front

to the Aisne and the last great drive toward Paris was begun.

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