1914 q3 Timeline
00 - Trial of Madame Cailloux for the murder of Gaston Calmette; French public absorbed and distracted by details of the trial and surrounding scandals; on jul 28 1914, the verdict of "not guilty" was rendered
04 - Archduke Ferdinand is buried.
05 - Six of Archduke Ferdinand's seven assassins s.jun 28 1914 have been apprehended. Mehmedbasic would be the only member of the assassination team to escape.
05 - Germany informs Austria that it will support war against Serbia
05 - Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia.
07 - Austrian Crown Council votes in favor of war against Serbia
14 - Austrian Crown Council authorizes war; Tisza agrees on condition that no Serbian territory is annexed
14 - 1st patent for liquid-fueled rocket design granted (Dr R Goddard).
15 - Mexican president Huerta flees with 2 million pesos to Europe.
20 - Armed resistance against British rule begins in Ulster.
23 - Austria-Hungary issues ultimatum to Serbia leading to WW I.
25 - Serbia replies to Austria's ultimatum, agreeing to all conditions except Austrian-led investigation and trial of assassination; instead, Serbia extends invitation to settle the matter at the Hague
26 - British Min of Navy Winston Churchill orders British fleet to remain.
26 - Austrian-Hungary condemns Serbian ultimatum.
28 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, beginning The Great War
28 - Minister of Navy Winston Churchill routes British fleet to Scapa Flow.
29 - British fleet leaves Portland/passes Straits of Dover.
29 - World War I Austrian-Hungary bombs Belgrade.
30 - John French appointed British supreme commander.
30 - World War I Austrian-Hungary & Russia proclaim general mobilization.
30 - World War I French troops withdraw 10 km from German border.
31 - World War I German Emperor Wilhelm II threatens war, orders Russia to demobilize.
31 - Oil discovered in Lake of Maracaibo.
01 - World War I France orders mobilization.
01 - World War I Germany declares war on Russia
01 - World War I British fleet reaches Scapa Flow.
01 - France & Germany mobilize.
02 - World War I Germany demands free passage through Belgium.
02 - World War I Great Britain mobilizes.
02 - Germany & Turkey signs secret treaty.
02 - World War I Russian troops invade Eastern Prussia.
02 - World War I German press falsely reports that French bombed Nuremberg.
02 - World War I Belgian government receives German ultimatum.
02 - World War I German troops overthrows Luxembourg.
03 - World War I Germany declares war on France.
03 - World War I Belgium rejects Germany's demand to allow troops to cross its borders.
03 - World War I Turkey signs military pact with Germany.
03 - German battle cruiser Goeben leaves Messina.
03 - French fleet sails to North-Africa.
03 - World War I Germany invades Belgium.
03 - World Alliance for Promoting Intl Friendship through Churches forms.
04 - World War I Germany declares war with Belgium.
04 - World War I Troops under Gen. Von Kluck cross Belgium border; Halted at Liege.
04 - World War I Great Britain declares war on Germany.
04 - World War I President Woodrow Wilson proclaims US neutrality
04 - World War I Liberia declares war on Germany.
04 - World War I King Albert I becomes supreme commander of Belgian army.
04 - World War I German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast.
04 - Lord Kitchener becomes British minister of War.
04 - World War I German army shoots Belgian priests/burns down village of Battice.
05 - President Wilson tenders good offices of United States in interests of peace.
05 - World War I Montenegro Declares war on Austria-Hungary.
05 - World War I Cuba, Uruguay, Mexico & Argentina proclaim neutrality.
05 - World War I Massive German assault on forts around Luik.
06 - World War I Austria Hungary declares war against Russia.
06 - World War I Serbia declares war with Germany
06 - World War I French cavalry enter Belgium.
06 - World War I Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.
06 - Aviation, World War I German Zeppelin bombs Liege City, 9 killed.
07 - World War I French forces invade Alsace. Gen. Joffre in supreme command of French army.
07 - World War I Great Britain's Expeditionary Force lands at Ostend, Calais and Dunkirk.
07 - French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Altkitrch at Elzas.
07 - World War I German army occupies city of Liege Belgium.
07 - French govt awards king Albert of Belgium the Great Cross.
08 - French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Mulhouse at Elzas.
08 - World War I Montenegro declares war on Germany.
09 - World War I German submarine U-15 sinks British cruiser.
10 - World War I German troops reconquer Mulhouse in Elzas.
10 - German battle cruiser Goeben reaches Dardanellen/Turkey joins Germany.
11 - Jews are expelled from Mitchenick Poland.
12 - World War I Great Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary.
12 - World War I France declares war on Austria-Hungary.
12 - World War I Cavalery battle at Halen, Belgium ("Battle der Zilveren Helmen").
12 - Russian troops take East-Prussia & occupy Marggrabowa.
13 - -14] German army occupies forts at Luik.
14 - World War I Battle of the Frontiers begins
14 - World War I British field marshal John French & Gen Wilson land in France.
15 - Panama Canal opens (under cost).
15 - Dinant Belgium destroyed by German bombs.
16 - Zapata & Pancho Villa over run Mexico.
16 - World War I German army occupies last fort at Luik, Belgian general Leman caught.
17 - World War I Belgian capital removed from Brussels to Antwerp.
17 - World War I Lithuiana surrenders to Germans.
18 - World War I -aug 20 1914 Belgian army withdraws to Antwerp.
19 - World War I German army executed 150 Belgians by firing squad.
19 - World War I German fleet bombs English coast.
20 - World War I Germans occupy Brussels.
20 - World War I German army captured Brussels as the Belgian army retreated to Antwerp.
20 - World War I Battle at Gumbinnen, East-Prussia: Russian beat Germans.
20 - World War I -aug 24 1914 Battle of Bounderies: Lorraine, Ardennen, Sambre & Meuse, Mons.
20 - World War I Battle at Morhange: German troops chase French, killing 1000s.
20 - World War I -aug 20 1914 German General von B�low executes 211 Belgians.
20 - World War I Bavarian troops kill 50 inhabitants of Nomeny France.
21 - World War I Belgium: German troops occupy Tamines.
22 - German troops execute 384 inhabitants of Tamines Belgium.
22 - World War I Von Ludendorff & von Hindenburg move into E Prussia enroute to Russia.
22 - Canada's Finance Act, 1914, receives assent.
23 - World War I Japan declares war on Germany.
23 - World War I Japan begins attack on Tsingtau.
23 - World War I Gen von Hausen executes 612 inhabitants of Dinant Belgium.
23 - Felix Fivet, Belgian baby, executed by German troops at 3 weeks.
23 - World War I -aug 24 1914 German troops plunder Belgium.
24 - World War I Germans enter France near Lille.
24 - World War I German troops occupy Namur Belgium.
24 - World War I Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops.
25 - World War I Japan declares war on Austria-Hungary.
25 - World War I German troops march into France pushes French army to the Sedan.
25 - World War I -aug 26 1914 Belgian offensive at Antwerp.
25 - World War I, Aviation German Zeppelins bomb Antwerp Belgium, 10 die.
25 - World War I Belgium: German army begins 6 week plundering of Leuven Belgium.
26 - Viviani becomes premier of France.
26 - World War I Opening of the Battle of Tannenberg8th German army defeats Russian Narev army.
26 - World War I Russian army atacks Austrian army in Galicia. u.sep 10 1914
27 - World War I 2nd day of battle at Tannenberg: German bombs Usdau.
27 - US war reporter Richard H Davis visits Leuven.
28 - World War I Austria declares war on Belgium.
28 - World War I Battle at Helgoland: British fleet beats German, 1100 killed.
28 - World War I 3rd day of battle at Tannenberg: violent German/Russian battles.
28 - John French evacuate Amiens.
29 - World War I Machagovsky, Russian general (Tannenberg), dies in battle.
29 - World War I Battle at St Quentin: French counter attack under General Lanrezac.
29 - World War I 4th day of Tannenberg: Russian Narev-army panics, Gen Martos caught.
29 - Arizonian is 1st vessel to arrive in SF via Panama Canal.
30 - Amiens occupied by Germans.
30 - World War I 1st German plane bombs above Paris, 2 killed.
30 - Aleksandr Samsonov, Russian general, commits suicide.
30 - World War I Battle at Tannenberg ends in destruction of Russian 2nd Narev army.
31 - World War I General von Kluck decides not to attack Paris.
31 - World War I German troops reconquer Soldau/Neidenburg East-Prussia.
01 - St Petersburg, Russia changes name to Petrograd.
01 - Martha, last known passenger pigeon, dies at Cincinnati Zoo.
01 - World War I Von Glucks army meets up with British expeditionary army.
01 - Lord Kitchener arrives in Paris.
03 - World War I Paris placed in state of siege: Government transferred to Bordeaux.
03 - World War I French troops vacate Reims.
04 - World War I General von Moltke ceases German advance in France.
04 - British, French & Russian govt sign Pact of London, against Germany.
05 - Proclamation prohibits Canadian mint from issuing gold coins.
06 - World War I Battle of Marne; Germans prevented from occupying Paris.
07 - NY Post Office Building opens to public.
08 - British trader Oceanic sinks off Scotland.
09 - Battle of Marne (German advance stalls, Paris saved).
14 - World War I French reoccupy Amiens and Rheims.Opening of the First Battle of the Aisne; start of trench warfare.
14 - German troops withdraw from Aisne/invent trenches.
15 - US Marines march out of Vera Cruz, Mexico.
18 - South African troops land in German South West Africa.
18 - Irish home rule bill receive Royal assent.
22 - 1 German submarine sinks 3 British ironclads, 1,459 die.
26 - Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce.
29 - World War I Antwerp bombardment begins.
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