World War I
World War I, also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously described as "the war to end all wars,” it led to the mobilization of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history. It is also one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated nine million combatant and seven million civilian deaths as a direct outcome of the war, while resulting genocides and the 1918 influenza pandemic caused another 50 to 100 million deaths worldwide.
June 28 Archduke Franz Ferdinand, prince of the Austria-Hungary throne, is assassinated in Sarajevo by a Serbian.
July 23 - Austria-Hungary makes demands on Serbia for retribution. Serbia does not meet demands.
July 28 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.
August 1 - Germany declares war on Russia.
August 3 - Germany declares war on France.
August 4 - Britain declares war on Germany.
August 23 to 30 - The Battle
September 5 to 12 - The British and French stop the Germans before Paris at the First Battle of the Marne. The Germans dig in, and four years of trench warfare begins.
October 19 to November 22 - The Allies defeat the Germans at the First Battle of Ypres.
November 11 - The Ottoman Empire declares war on the Allies.
February 4 - The Germans use submarines against Allied merchant ships around the island of Britain.
April 25 - The Allies attack the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Gallipoli. This campaign will last over eight months and will end as a victory for the Ottomans and the retreat of the Allies.
May 7 - The Lusitania, a British passenger ship, is sunk by a German submarine and 1,195 civilians were killed.
July 15 - The Second Battle of the Marne begins. This battle will end on August 6 as a decisive victory for the Allies.
February 21 - The Battle of Verdun begins between France and Germany. This battle will last until December of 1916 and will finally result in a French victory.
July 1 - The Battle of the Somme begins. Over 1 million soldiers will be wounded or killed.
March 8 - The Russian Revolution begins, Tsar Nicholas II is removed.
April 6 - The United States enters
November 7 - The Bolsheviks, led by Lenin, overthrow the Russian government.
December 17 - The Russians agree to peace and leave the war.
January 8 - President Woodrow Wilson issues his "Fourteen Points” for peace and an end to the war.
March 21 - Germany launches the Spring Offensive hoping to defeat the Allies before reinforcements from the United States can be deployed.
November 11 Germany agrees to an armistice and the fighting comes to an end at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month.
June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed by Germany and World War I comes to an end.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
Location. 41° 31.124′ N, 83° 48.234′ W. Marker is in Whitehouse, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on Providence Street (Ohio Route 64), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitehouse OH 43571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Korean War (here, next to this marker); World War II (here, next to this marker); Vietnam War (here, next to this marker); Gulf Wars & Afghanistan War (here, next to this marker); Other Military Operations (a few steps from this marker); Whitehouse Veterans Memorial Park (a few steps from this marker); Army (a few steps from this marker); Navy (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitehouse.
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