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June 28 - Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to Austria-Hungary's throne, and his wife, Sophie, are assassinated by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip while the couple were visiting Sarajevo.
World war 1 has officially begun.
August 3, 1914- France and Germany declared war against each other on August 3; that night, Germany invaded Belgium, prompting Great Britain to declare war on Germany.
September 15, 1917 - The development of tanks in World War I was a response to the stalemate that trench warfare had created on the Western Front. The French fielded their first tanks in April 1917 and went on to produce more tanks than all the other combatants combined.
On April 6, 1917, the U.S. joined its allies Britain, France, and Russia to fight in World War I. More than 2 million U.S. soldiers fought on battlefields in France.
The United States is officially in the war!
March 3, 1918- The Bolsheviks had relied on the support of the lowly Russian soldier in 1917. Lenin had promised an end to the war. Now the party had to deliver or face the consequences. On March 3rd, 1918, the treaty was signed.
From here on, we will be in peace!
November 11, 1918- The last day of World War One was November 11th 1918, known as Armistice Day. This meant casualties occurred even as the people of Paris, London and New York were celebrating the end of the fighting.
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