4083 CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR
June 28.-Archduke Francis Ferdinand assassinated.
July 23.-Presentation of Austro-Hungarian
note to Serbia.
July 28.-War declared on Serbia by
July 30.-Partial mobilization of Russian
army. Belgrade bombarded by Austria-Hungary.
July 31.-General mobilization of Russian
army ordered. State of war declared in
Aug. 1.-War declared on Russia by Germany. Luxemburg invaded by Germany.
French cabinet orders general mobilization.
Aug. 2.-German troops enter France. German ultimatum to Belgium demanding
free passage for her troops. Russian
troops enter Germany.
Aug. 4.-Ultimatum sent by Great Britain
to Germany demanding an assurance that
the neutrality of Belgium shall be respected. Germans attack Liege. Mobilization of the British army. Germany
declared war on both Belgium and France.
Great Britain declared war on Germany.
Mobilization of Turkish army. President
Wilson issues proclamation of neutrality.
Aug. 5.-Lord Kitchener appointed British
Minister of War. German mine-layer
Koenigen Luise destroyed. First installment of British expeditionary force landed
on French coast. President Wilson tenders his good offices to the warring nations.
Aug. 6.-Austria-Hungary declared war on
Aug. 7.-Mobile Belgian military force withdrew from Liege, leaving forts occupied
by their permanent garrisons.
Aug. 8.-French advance into Alsace, occupying Altkirch. Italy reaffirms neutrality.
Aug. 9.-German warships Goeben and
Breslau took refuge in the Bosphorus.
French occupy Muelhausen.
Aug. 10.-France declares war on Austria-Hungary.
Aug. 12.-England declares war on Austria-Hungary. Sale of German warships
Goeben and Breslau to Turkey announced.
Aug. 14.-Mobilization of French army
completed and announced as being in
touch with the Belgians. Allies protested to Turkey against purchasing and
taking over the German warships Goeben
Aug. 16.-Japanese issue ultimatum to Germany demanding evacuation of Kiauchau.
Russia issues proclamation promising reconstitution and autonomy of the Kingdom of Poland.
Aug. 16.-Landing of British expeditionary
force on coast of France completed.
Russian advance on Germany begun.
Aug. 17.-Belgian Government removed
from Brussels to Antwerp. Beginning of
a five days' battle in Lorraine, ending
in repulse of French across frontier with
heavy loss. Beginning of five days'
battle between Serbians and Austrians
on the Jadar, ending in Austrian rout.
Aug. 20.-Brussels occupied by Germans.
Belgian army retreats to Antwerp.
French reverses in Alsace.
Aug. 23.-Germans enter Namur and begin
attack on Mons. Japan declares war on
Germany, blockades and commences bombardment of Tsingtau. Germans destroy
three of Namur forts.
Aug. 24.-Fall of Namur announced.
Aug. 25.-Louvain destroyed by Germans.
German Zeppelin drops bombs on Antwerp. Muelhausen evacuated by French.
Aug. 26.-Non-partisan French cabinet organized. Germans take Longwy.
Aug. 28.-British fleet sinks five German
warships off Helgoland.
Sept. 2.-Russians defeat Austrians at Lemberg after seven days continuous fighting.