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BED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
IN THIRD YEAR
OF THE WAR
Aug. 1, 1010. Merchantman U-boat
Deutschlnnd leaves Baltlmoro home
ward bound on first trip. Somnio bat
tle continues. Russians In heavy bat
tle after crossing' Stokhod river.
August 2. Ilusslans within ten
miles of Kovel.
August 3. French recapture part
of Fleury, near Verdun. Sir Roger
Casement hanged In London for par
ticipation In Irish revolt.
August 4. French take Thlaumont,
August C. British overwhelm Turks
ot Koinanl, near Suez cuuul.
August 0. Russians cross rivers
Sercth and Qrabcrka und take six vil
lages from Austrlans.
August 8. Italluns take Gorlzlu
brldgehcud nnd capture 10,000 pris
oners. Russian General Letchltzky
takes two towns nnd inuny villages.
August 0. Gorlzlu fulls to Itulluns
in greut offensive. Austrluns neur
Stnnlslau withdraw on wide front.
August 10. Russians take Stuulsluu.
August 11. Allies seize Dolrun in
August 13. Austrluns cvacuute line
of tho Strypa river.
August 14. Russluns capture Tusto
baby. August 15. Russians take Jablon
ltza, near Carpathian pass.
August 10. Allies take three miles
of trenches near the Somme. An
nounced Russians huve tuken 358,000
prisoners since June 4, 1010, when
August 18. Russians advance threo
miles Into Hungary.
August 20. British ndvanco on 11
mllo front at Thlepvul, neur Somme
river. Allies attack on 150-mile front
In Balkans. Two British light cruis
ers and one or two German U-bouts
sunk In North Sea battle.
August 22. Announced big Russian
contingent has landed at Salonlkl.
August 23. The Deutscbland reach
August 24. Russians recapture
August 27. Roumanla declares war
on Teutons and Invades Transylvania.
Italy formally declares war on Ger
many. August 20. Kaiser makes Von Hln
denburg chief of staff of all German
armies In place of Von Falkenhayn.
August 81. Roumanians cross Dan
ube and occupy Rustchuk, Bulgaria.
Austrlans fall back In Transylvania.
September 2. Roumanians, far In
Transylvania, take Ilermunnstndt.
Zeppelins raid London and one Is
brought down in flumes.
September 3. Allies take three vil
lages on Somme. Roumanians capturo
Orsova, Austrlu. Germans nnd Bui
gars Invade tho Dobrudja.
September 4. French tnko Ave more
villages on Somme; allies' prisoners
in two days, 0,000.
September 0. Teutons take Danube
city of Turtukal and 20,000 Rouma
nians. September 8. Roumanians and Rus
sians drlvo foe buck a little in Do
brudja. September 10. Teutons tako Rou
munlun fortress of SUlstrla.
September 11. British drive across
Struma river In Balkans.
September 12. Allies capturo three
mile line on Somme. Roumanians over
whelmed in Dobrudja.
September 15. British take Ger
man Somme positions on Blx-mllo
front. Use "tanks" for first time In
September 18. Allies tuke Fiorina,
September 10. Serbs fight their way
back onto their own soil.
September 21. Russians und Rou
manians unnounce they huve thrown
buck tho Invaders In Dobrudja.
September 22. Announced allies
took 55,800 prisoners In Somme battle
between July 1 und September 18.
September 23. Roumanians In Do
brudju driven buck In disorder. Zep
pelins invudo England ; one burned, an
September 25. Allies ndvanco along
15-mtlo front on Somme. Venlzelos
leaves Athens to lead revolt against
September 20. Allies tako Combles
and Thlcpval in Somme buttle.
September 30. Von Falkenhayn
routs Roumanians at Hermannstadt,
October 1. A Roumanian army
crossed tho Danube.
October 2. Another Zeppelin shot
down near London.
October 4. Muckensen drives Rou
rounlun luvnders of Bulgaria back to
October 5. Roumanians flee across
tho Danube. Serbs cross Cerna river
in drive on Monustlr.
October 7. German submarine U-53
visits Newport, R. I., on mysterious
mlBslon. Sinks five ships off Nnrra
gunsett Light night of October 7-8.
October 8. Roumanians driven back
to Transylvania frontier.
October 10. Roumanians la rout
floe through mountain pusses.
October 11. Grecco turns over her
fleet to Frunco on allies' demand. Ital
ians, resuming Curso drive, tuko 0,
October 22. Roumanians in Do
brudja retreat hastily.
October 23. Teutons occupy Con
, stanza, principal Roumanian seaport.
Gurmans throw Russluns buck across
October 24. French tnko 8,500 pris
oners at Verdun.
October 25. Roumanian city of Cer
nuvoda falls. Defenders blow up greut
bridge across Danube.
October 20. Light craft clash in
English channel. Six British drift-net
boats, a trunsport nnd u destroyer and
ono Germun destroyer sunk.
November 1. Dcutschlnnd reaches
Now London, Conn., on second trans
Atlantic trip with cargo worth $10,
000,000. U-53 arrives In a German
November 2. Germans evacuate
Fort Vaux, nt Verdun. Italians take
4,731 In new offensive.
November 3. Italians tako 3.405
November 5. Central powers pro
clalm kingdom of Poland. Italians
nnnounce, huve tuken 40,305 Austrluns
since full of Gorlzln.
November 0. Teutons driven buck
twelve miles In Dobrudja.
November 13. British advance north
of Ancre; tuke 3,300 prisoners.
November 15. England announces
food controller will be appointed.
November 17. News received of
wholesale deportations of Belgluns for
forced labor in Germuny.
November 10. Allies take Monustlr,
November 21. Emperor Francis Jo
seph of Austria dies and Charles Fran
cis becomes ruler. Teutons take Crai
ova in drive on western Roumiinlu.
November 23. Russlnn drendnnught
Imperutrita Maria sunk by internal ex
plosion ; 200 killed.
November 24. Teutons capture Tur-nu-Severln
nnd Orsova from Rouma
nians. November 25. Teutons cross Alt
river nnd sweep rapidly through Rou
November 20. Venlzelos party de
clares wur on Germany nnd Bulgaria.
Teutons Invading Roumnnta from
north nnd south form Junction.
November 27. Teutons take Alex
andrln, Roumanla. Zeppelins ruld
England; two downed by gunfire.
November 20. Bentty replaces Jelll
eoe In command of British fleet.
December 2. French and Greeks
clnsh In Athens streets. Teutons win
great buttle, for Bucharest.
December 0. Bucharest falls.
December 7. Lloyd George becomes
premier of Great Britain.
December 8. Twenty-seven thou
sand Roumanians surrender.
December 10. Deutschlnnd arrives
December 12. Germany announces
she is ready for pence purleys.
December 14. Russia ofilcially re
buffs Germun peace offer.
December 15. French under Nlvelle
take 0,000 prisoners on seven-mile
front nt Verdun. Nlvelle then leaves
to become commander In chief of ull
Frnnce's home armies. Buzcu and all
Wallachta lost to Roumanluns.
December 18. Russlnn troops take
over whole Roumanian front.
December 10. Lloyd George tells
commons Germans must make resti
tution nnd reparation to get peace.
December 20. Wilson sends notes
to both sides In war asking their alms.
December 24. Switzerland ofilcially
Indorses Wilson's plea for statement
of war alms.
December 25. Teutons take 0,000
Russians In Roumanla.
December 20. Germany replies to
Wilson, suggesting pence conference,
but not stntlng own war alms or terms
December 30. Allies in reply to Ger
mun pence proposal cull offer empty
and Insincere nnd refuse conference.
December 31. King Constantino of
Greece thanks President Wilson for his
note to the belligerents.
Jununry 4, 1017. British trunsport
Icerniu sunk by U-boat In Mediterra
nean; 150 lost.
Jununry 5. House of representa
tives rules committee begins Investiga
tion of Wall street "leak" of Wilson
pence note news.
January 0. Russians retreat across
Sereth river In Roumanla.
January 8. Russians launch offen
sive near Riga.
January 11. Allies In reply to Wil
son note outline alms, but refuso to
parley with an unbeaten Germany.
January 17. Learn German raider
Mocwe hns sunk 21 ships nnd seized
three others In South Atlantic. En
tente, in supplementary note to Wilson,
amplifies war alms.
Jnnunry 1. British steamer Yar
rowdale, Moewe's prize, reaches a
German port with 409 prisoners.
January 22. Wilson makes his
"pence without victory" address In sen
ate, demanding United Stntcs enter
world leaguo nt closo of war.
January 24. After Initial successes,
Russians aro forced back near Riga.
Janunry 25. Mine sinks British aux
iliary cruiser Laurentlc off Irish const.
Jununry 31. Germuny declurcs ruth
less submarine war, revoking all
pledges to tho United Stntcs.
February 3. United States severs
diplomatic relations with Germany.
President Wilson In nddress to senate
outlines crisis. United States seizes
Interned German warships.
February 4. Wilson usks ncutruls
to break with Germany, United Stntcs
reserve fleet ordered In service.
February 5. Announced Amerlcnn
seaman was killed when German sub
marine shelled lifeboat of British
Februnry 0. Learned Germany is
holding United States Ambassudor Ge
rard. February 7. British liner Califor
nia, ono American uboard, sunk, un
warned, off Ireland; 41 lives lost.
Spain calls new U-boat decreo unlaw
ful. Februnry 8. Germany tries to get
Ambassador Gerurd to sign a paper re
affirming Prussian treaties with tho
United States, but ho refuses.
Fcbruury 10. Gerard finally allowed
to leuvo Berlin.
February 12. Announced officially
Germuny hns asked parley with Unit
ed States through Swiss minister nt
Washington and been snubbedi Ger
many masses flro umly ttrps to over
Februnry 13. British hem in Turks
at Kut-cl-Amnru, Mesopotamia.
Februnry 15. Gcrmnny releases
American Yarrowdate prisoners.
Februnry 17. Learn Gcrmnn em
bassy gavo orders for crippling of Ger
man merchantmen here beforo publica
tion of ruthless warfare note.
February 20. Austria backs Ger
many In ruthless warfare. Food riots
In Now York, probably stirred up by
February 22. Germany torpedoes
seven Dutch ships leaving Falmouth
in violation of her pledge.
February 23. British stringently re
strict Imports to light submnrlno war.
Februnry 25. Germans make "stra
tegic" retirement on Ancre front. La
coida, British ship, sunk unwnrned off
Ireland; two American women killed.
Februnry 2(1. President asks con
gress for authority to arm Amerlcnn
merchnntcraft. British capture Kut-el-Amnru.
February 28. Gormnny's plot to nlly
Mexico and Japan with her against
the United States nnd her promise of
three American states to Mexico re
vealed. March 1. President Wilson con
firms story of German attempt to InH
cite Mexico and Japan. Tokyo de
nounces plot. House pnsses bill to
arm ships, 403 to 13.
March 3. Russians take Hamadan,
Persia, from Turks.
March 4 President Wilson de
nounces "willful men" In senate who
filibustered against nrmed ship bill,
killing It by ending of administra
tion term. British take over 2,r-mlle
Somme front from French. President
tnkes oath of office for second term.
Mnrch 0. President's advisers tell
him he hns power to urm ships with
out nctlon of congress.
Mnrch 7. Berlin admits sending In
tercepted Zlmmermunn note to Mex
ico. March 0. President calls extra con
gress session for April 10.
March 11. British capturo Bagdad.
Russian revolution stnrts. Petrogrnd
troops desert government.
March 12. German U-boat shells
nnd sinks United Stntes merchant
ship Algonquin without warning.
March 14. China breaks diplomatic
relations with Germnny.
Mnrch 15. Czar abdicates.
March 10. Grnnd Duke Mlchnel of
Russia renounces throne, bringing
Romanoff dynnsty to an end. Duma
Mnrch 17. Germans begin big re
trent on west front. Announced vote
of Russlun people will decide form of
Mnrch 18. News received of sink
ing of Amerlcnn ships City of Mem
phis, Illinois nnd Vlgllnncla by U
boats; 22 men missing.
Mnrch 21. Wilson calls on congress
to meet April 2 lnsteud of April 10.
Twenty lost when United States tanker
Healdton, bound for Holland, Is sunk
by U-boat In' North sea.
March 25. President orders partial
mobilization of National Guard to pro
tect property from German plotters.
Nuvy ordered to get ready.
March 27. Fifteen thousand moro
National Guardsmen called out.
April 3. Wilson usks declaration
of state of war by congress. Ger
mans drive Russians across Stokhod
river, taking a largo number of pris
oners. April 4. Senate passes war resolu
tion, 82 to 6.
April 5. House passes war resolu
tion 873 to 50.
April 6. President signs congress
resolution and proclaims state of war.
Government tnkes over Germun liners.
April 7. Cuba declares war on Ger
many. April 0. Austrla-IIungnry breaks
diplomatic relations with United
States. British storm Vlmy Ridge,
taking 0,000 prisoners on first day of
battle. Wilson joins fight to rnlso
new nrmles by universal servico prin
ciple. April 10. British prisoners nt Vlmy
reach 11,000. Brazil breaks diplo
matic relations with Germany, Brit
ish advance 50 miles beyond Bagdad.
April 11. Herbert O. Hoover, ac
cepts offer to direct food supplies of
April 13. British cut Into Hlnden
burg line. President defines wur zono
April 14. Houso pusses seven bil
lion war loan bill.
April 15. Wilson calls on nation to
support him in wnr.
April 10. French in 25-mllo of
fensive towurd tho "Ladles Ronrd" and
ln Champagno tako 10,000 prisoners
April 17. Big wur credit pusses sen
ute. Gcrmnn wounded die when U-bonts
sink British hospital ships Donegal
und Lanfrnno without warning.
April 18. French prisoners in new
offensive totnl 17,000.
April 10. Fight Is started for pro
hibition during wnr. Amerlcnn freight
er Mongolia sinks n U-boat tho first
Amerlcun victory of tho wur.
April 20. In confused night bnttlo
of destroyers ln English Channel Brit
ish und Germun vessels lock, und
crews fight with cutlasses.
April 21. Balfour commission from
Great Britain reaches United States.
April 24. French commission ar
rives ln United Stntcs.
April 25. U-boats Hlnk 01 British
vessels In week, it is nnnounccd, caus
ing nlarm ln Britain. Wilson tells Bui
four United States will not mnko n
separato pence. United States makes
first foreign war lonn $200,000,000 to
April 28. Houso votes conscription
army bill, 807 to 24, und senate, 81 to
8. Guatemala breaks oil relations with
April 20. Pctnln chosen to lend
French nrmles In ptneo of NIvello.
Joffro nsks United Stntcs army In
Franco without delay.
May 2. Announce first Liberty Loan
bond l8suo will be $2,000,000,000. Sec
retary of Stnto Lansing warns U-boat
sinkings uro serious.
Muy 2. RusslnnH nbnndon Mush,
Armenln, to tho Turks.
Muy 3. News received of mistreat
ment of Jews In Pnlestlno by Turks.
May 4. French tuko Crnonno from
May 0. French ln second battlo of
tho Alsuo tnko 0,100 prisoners.
May 7. Orders given to rnlso 11,000
engineers hero for work In Franco.
Muy 10. Crltlcul sltuution In Rus
sla and civil wur Is feared.
Muy 14. Great Britain turns over
to United States 1,024,500 tons of ship
ping building for her here.
Muy 15. New Italian offenslvo be
gins. Mny 10. Announced squadron of
Amerlcnn destroyers Is assisting the
British; U-boat losses sink to 20 ln
Mny 18. President proclaims con
scription law, calling on 10,000,000 men,
aged twenty-one to thlrty-ouu years,
to register June 5. Italians announce
Mny 25. Italy launches renewed
Corso offensive, taking 0,000 prisoners
first day. German airplanes kill 70,
persons In Dover and Folkestone.
May 20. Germany announces she
will sink hospital ships without
warning unless they obey certain strict
rules about the courses they take. An
nounced Italy has captured 22,414 Aus
trlans since May 14.
June 3. General Chang Hsun named
dictator by royalists of China.
June 5. United States registers for
the army draft without disorder.
General Drualloff niado head of Rus
June 7. British blow up Mcsslncs
ridge; explosion heurd In London;
5,000 prisoners taken on first day of
June 8. General Pershing, com
mander of American expedition, ar
rives in England. Secretary of War
Baker pluns for 100,000 American air
planes. One hundred American avia
tors arrive ln Franco.
Juno 0. Wilson tells Russia what
United States Is fighting for. Japan
offended by United States note urg
ing China to maintain order.
June 11. Lord Northcllffe, famous
publisher, arrives to co-ordlnato Brit
ish missions in United States.
June 12. King Constantino of
Greece obdlcutcs ln favor of his sec
ond son, Alexander, at command of the
Juno 13. In greatest air raid so far
on London, 153 are killed and 430 in
jured. Pershing reaches Paris. Ellhu
Root and American mission in Pe
trogrnd. June 15. Liberty loan oversub
scribed. Great Britain frees all tho
Juno 17. Doctor Ivors, who wroto
Germany's official reply to tho Bel
gian atrocity charges, is sentenced to
nine months' imprisonment in Berlin
for extorting $30,000 from tho mother
of a soldier by threats; ovidenco
shows ho is a chronic drunkard and
morphine fiend. Duma demands lmmo
dlato offenslvo by Russian troops.
Juno 10. United States Admiral
Sims put in command of allied fleet
Juno 22. Announced Liberty loan
subscriptions total $3,535,220,850.
Juno 25. American Red Cross cam
paign closes, with subscriptions over
tho hundred million dollnrs sought.
June 20. Official Mcsopotamlan re
port scores British civil and military
leaders. Canadians within one mile
of Lens, great French coal center.
June 27. Arrival of first United
States army ln Franco announced.
June 28. Brazil Joins In war by an
nulling her decreo of neutrality be
tween tho cntcnto nations and Ger
many. Juno 20. Greece breaks diplomatic
relations with tho central powers.
Juno 30. Russians begin big offen
slvo ln Gallclu. Wur Minister Ke
rensky leads attack. Halg gains mllo
on four-mllo front beforo Lens.
July 1. Washington announces
United States is ready to equip army
July 2. Russlun prisoners counted
ln her offenslvo number 10,273. Chin
cso empire re-established.
July 8. Government tells of two
submarine attacks on transports bear
ing Pershing's men; ono U-boat sunk.
Russia nnnounces 0,000 moro prison
ers. Germans mnko vain five-mllo of
fenslvo nt Verdun.
July 4. Eleven killed In German
air ruld on Harwich.
July 5. Republlcuns and monarch
ists battlo 35 miles from Peking.
July 0. Lenders of German Bpy sys
tem ln United States arrested.
July 7. Tventy-two German Gotha
airplanes, mounting four guns each,
raid London, killing 43 and injuring
July 8. Wilson orders export em
bargo on food, fuel und many other
things to prevent supplies reaching
Germuny. British forclgu ofilce stntes
German crops this summer will not bo
nbove 40 per cent of normal. United
States shipping bourd stntes expects
to build 5,000,000 to 0,000,000 tons in
18 months, lnsteud of tho 2,500,000 to
3,000,000 orlglnully aimed at.
July 0. British drcadnnught Vun
guurd blown up; all but two aboard
July 10. Germans ln sudden drlvo
along Beacoast beat British back to
Yser river nnd capturo 1,250 men.
Crisis over electoral reforms nnd war
alms ln Germany. Russians tako
July 11. Russians bcIzo town of
July 12. Widespread labor disorders
ln West caused by Industrial Workers
of tho World ; Gcrmnn ngents suspect
ed. Chung Hsun, lender of Chlncso
monarchists, files to Dutch legation In
July 13. British bring down 80 Ger
man nlrplnnes on west front ln big
gest air bnttlo so far.
July 14. Chancellor Bethmnnn-Holl-wcg
resigned nnd Dr. G. E. MIchnells
succeeded him. Gcrmnns took French
posts south of Courcy. Houso passed
$040,000,000 aviation bill.
July 15. French took Important
hills positions from Germans south of
July 10. Russlnns took Lodzlnny
from Austrlnns, but evacuated Knlusz.
July 17. French took German
trenches near Melnncourt. Three
members of Russlnn cabinet resigned ;
riots ln Petrogrnd suppressed. Shake
up In British cabinet.
July 18. Increased activity on Rou
manian front. Russians took part of
July 10. Great German attack be
tween Crnonno und Hurteblse partly
successful. Chancellor MIchnells de
clared for suhmurtno wnrfarc. Rus
sians driven hack In Vllnn region. Teu
tons iN'tke advances In Gallclu.
July 20. Draft for American Nn
tlonul army held. Premier Lvoff of
Russln succeeded by Kerensky. Ger
muny called 2,000,000 of her youngest
men to the colors.
July 21. Sennto passed food control
and aviation hills. Russians In disor
derly retreat, burning villages.
July 22. Germun nvlutors raided
England, killing 11 in coust towns, but
were driven uwny from London. Slum
declnred stato of wur with Germnny
July 23. Kerensky given nbsoluto
powers as dictator of Russia. Ger
mans lost heavily ln attacks along tho
Chemln des Dames.
July 24 Gncthals, Denmnn and
White out of shipping bourd ; Rear Ad
miral Cupps, E. N. Hurley and Bain
bridge Colby succeeded, them. Mc
Adoo usked congress for $5,000,000,000
moro for war. Russians evneuated
Stunlslnu, their whole line periled.
French defeated Germans on Crnonno
July 25 Division "of trultrous Rus
slun troops blown to pieces by own
nrttllery as part of General Kornlloffs
measures to restore order. Lenlne,
Russian pacifist agitator, captured af
ter greatest man hunt Russia ever
100 MOST IMPORTANT
EVENTS IN GREAT WAR
Juno 28, 1014. Archduko Ferdl.aind,
heir presumptive to Austria's throne,
and wife assasslnntcd at Serajavo,
Bosnia, by Slav student, Prlnclp, giv
ing tho pretext for wnr.
July 23. Austria delivers famous
ultimatum to Serbia, charging assas
sination plot was hatched on Serb
July 28. Serbia having agreed to
all Austria demands save one, Austria
August 1. Germany declares war on
August 8. Germany declares war on
Franco and invades Belgium.
August 4. Great Britain declares a
state of war by act of Germany.
August 21-24 Battle of Mons-Char-lcrol;
August 28. Japan at war with Ger
many. August 27. Germans burn Leuvaln,
August 29. Russians crushed in
battle near Tannenburg, Prussia.
September 5-10. Germans turned
back by French and British in tho
battlo of tho Marne.
September 12. Battlo of the Alsne
October 9. Germans capturo Ant
werp. October 21-31. First battle of
October 80. Russia declares war on
November 1. Germans sink Ad
miral Cradlock's British fleet off Chill.
November 10-12. Second battlo at
December 1. German General De
Wet captured, ending South African
December 5. Serbians defeat Aus
trlans. December 8. British sink German
fleet off Falkland Islands.
January 24, 1015. Naval battlo in
North sea; German cruiser Bluecher
February 8. Russians suffer sec
ond great defeat ln East Prussia.
February 17. Germans begin sub
mnrlno blockade, dcsplto American
March 22. Russians tako Przcmysl,
Gallcla after long siege.
April 22. Gas first used ln war by
Germans at Ypres.
April 25. Allies land ot Darda
nelles. Mny 4. Beginning of great German
offenslvo against Russln.
May 7. Lusltnnla sunk unwarned by
U-bont; 1,000 die, of whom moro than
100 aro Americans.
Mny 22. Italy declures war on Aus
tria. Juno 2. Teutons retake Przcmysl.
August 5. Germans capturo Wnr
saw, September 1. Germany promises
United States to sink no moro liners
September 8. Czar succeeds Grand
Duke Nicholas iu Command of Russlun
September 15. Germans capturo
Plnsk high title In Invasion of RubbIr.
September 21-25. Allies In drlvo In
Franco capture 25,000.
October 5. Allies land nt Salonlkl.
October 0. Gcrmnns occupy Bel
grade. October 10. Bulgnrln attacks Ser
bia. December 9. Germany nnnounces
Serbia Is entirely conquered.
December 10. Allies evneuato Gal
llpoll. Fehruury 14, 1010. Russians capturo
Februnry 23. Gcrmnns open Verdun
April 18. Russians tako Treblzond,
April 24. IrlRh revolt In Dublin.
April 28. British besieged In Kut-el-Amaru,
May 30. Bnttlo of Jutland ; 14 Brit
ish nnd 18 German warships sunk.
Juno 5. Lord Kitchener drowned
when cruiser Hampshire Is torpedoed
north of Scotland.
Juno 17. Russlnns retake Czcrno
wltz, capital of Bukowlnn, In great of
fensive. Juno 20. Arnbs rebel from Turkey,
Capturo Mecca; new kingdom estab
lished. Juno 27. British and French In
great drlvo In west.
July 0. Suhmarlno merchantman
Deutschlnnd reaches Baltimore.
July 27. Russians retake Brody,
August 0. Italians tako Gorlzln.
July 10. Russians tnko Stnnlslau,
August 28. Roumnnln enters war on
sldo of tho entente, nnd lnvudca Tran
sylvania. September 0. Germany begins great
squeeze on Roumnnln. s
November 10. First grent air bat
tlo of world's history; 07 British,
French nnd German airplanes brought
December 5. Teutons tako Bu
charest December 11. Germany openly prof
fers peace to her enemies.
December 21. President Wilson
asks both sides to define their war
Jnnuary 17, 1017. News received
Gcrmnn cruiser Moewo has taken 21
ships ln South Atlantic.
January 22. Wilson asking "peace
without victory," demands United
States enter world leaguo at close of
January 81. Germany declares ruth
less Bubraarlno warfare on all ships,
whatever nationality, ln the war zones.
February 8. United States severs
diplomatic rotations with Germany.
February 20. President asks con
gress for authority to arm all Ameri
February 20. British capture Kut-el-Amara.
February 28. Zlmmermann note
suggesting alllnnco of Mexico and
Japan with Germany against United
States mado public.
March 11. British capturo Bagdad.
March 11. Russian revolution starts.
March 15. Czar abdicates.
Mnrch 17. Germans begin blf
"strategic retirement" on west front
April 8. Wilson asks congress to
declare a Btnto of war with Germany.
April 6. President signs congress
resolution proclaiming war.
April 7. Cuba declares war on Ger
many. April 9. Austria-Hungary breaks
diplomatic relations with United
April 9. British storm Vlmy Ridge.
April 10. Brazil breaks diplomatic
relations with Germany.
April 10. French ln great offensive
near Alsne river.
April 19. American freighter Mon
golia sinks a submarine, this being
tho first American victory of the war.
April 28. Both houses of congress
pass selective draft army bill.
May 15. Big Italian offensive In
Juno 8. Chinese royalists name
Chang Hsun dictator; Germans assist
June 5. Americans register for
army draft without disorder.
Juno 7. British blow up Messines
ridge; explosion heard ln London.
Juno 8. General Pershing reaches
June 12. King Constantino of
Grecco abdicates; nation prepares to
June 18. 153 killed, 430 Injured ln
London by German airplane raid.
Juno 15. United States Liberty,
Loan closes, with billion oversub
scription. Juno 27. Announce arrival of first
American army in France.
Juno 28. Brazil Joins ln war.
June 80. Russians begin big offen
slvo in Gallcla led by War Minister,
Kerensky In person.
July 2. ChlneBO empire declarod re
established ; republicans prepare to re
sist July 7. Twenty-two German alr
planes of Immense now typo kill 43,
Injure 107, ln London.
July 8. Wilson orders export em
bargo. July 12. Chlncso emplro falls
Chang Hsun flees to Dutch legation In
July 13. In biggest air battle so far
British claim downing of 80 German
planes on west front
July 14. Von Bethmann-Hollwcg,
German imperial chancellor, resigns
nnd tho kaiser appoints Dr. Georg
Mlchuells ln his place.
July 10. Russians In Gallcla mu
tiny und aro routed by Germans.
July 20. Draft for American Na
tlonnl urmy held.
July 20. Premier Lvoff of Russia
resigns und Kerensky succeeds him.
July 21. United States senate
passes food control and $040,000,000
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