World War 1 - 1914AD
Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo, precipitating World War I.
France, Russia and Britain (the Allies) were at war with Germany and Austria-Hungary.
President Wilson declared U.S. neutrality in World War I.
German forces invaded Belgium and France but were halted at the Marne.
Russian forces invaded East Prussia but were defeated at the Battle of Tannenberg.
Austrian forces invaded Serbia but were repulsed with heavy losses.
A German fleet defeated the British at Coronel but was decimated at the Falklands.
German submarines began to exact a heavy toll on Allied shipping.
Turkey declared war on the Allies; Britain annexed Turkish Cyprus.
Japan joined the Allies and captured the German base of Tsingtao in China.
The Germans made the first air raid on Paris.
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