4084 CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR
Sept. 3.-French Government removed from
Paris to Bordeaux.
Sept. 5.-Great Britain, France and Russia
agree not to treat for peace separately.
Rheims taken by Germans.
Sept. 7.-Germans reach extreme point of
their advance in first invasion of France,
and begin retreat.
Sept. 12.-German retreat halts on Aisne.
Sept. 14.-British auxiliary cruiser Carmania
sinks German armed cruiser Cap Trafalgar
off east coast of South America.
Sept. 16.-Russians retire from East Prussia.
Sept. 20.-Bombardment of Rheims Cathedral by Germans. British cruiser Pegasus
completely disabled while at anchor in
Zanzibar Harbor by German cruiser
Sept. 22.-British cruisers Aboukir, Hogue
and Cressy sunk by German submarine
in North Sea.
Sept. 28.-Germans bombard Antwerp's
first line of defense.
Oct. 5.-Belgian Government removed from
Antwerp to Ostend.
Oct. 7.-Japanese seize Caroline Islands.
Oct. 9.-Germans occupy Antwerp.
Oct. II.-German advance in Poland threatens Warsaw.
Oct. 12.-Martial law declared throughout
Union of South Africa on account of
mutinies by Boer leaders.
Oct. 13.-Belgian Government removed
from Ostend to Havre.
Oct. 15.-Ostend occupied by Germans.
Oct. 16.-British cruiser Hawke sunk by
Oct. 17.-Japanese cruiser Takachiho sunk
by torpedo in Kiauchau Bay.
Oct. 18.-Belgian army effects junction
with allied left. Beginning of battle from
Channel coast to Lisle.
Oct. 24.-Ten days' battle before Warsaw
ends in German defeat.
Oct. 27.-The Audacious, one of the new
British dreadnoughts, sunk by a mine off
the Irish coast.
Oct. 29.-Turkey begins war on Russia by
naval attacks on Black Sea ports.
Nov. 1.-German squadron defeated British
squadron off Coronel, Chili.
Nov. 5.-England and France declare war
on Turkey. Dardanelles forts bombarded.
Nov. 6.-Kiauchau surrenders to Japanese.
Nov. II.-Germans cross Yser Canal and
Nov. 13.-Russians seize Tarnow, Krosno,
Nov. 18.-Officially reported that a launch
of U. S. S. Tennessee was fired on in harbor
of Smyrna, Turkey.
Nov. 21.-Russians capture Gumbinnen.
Nov. 22.-Turks gain victory over British
near Port Said, east of the Suez Canal.
Nov. 23.-Beginning of second Battle of
Ypres in the Argonne.
Nov. 24.-Russian victory concludes ten day battle in Poland.
Nov. 25.-British steamer Malachite sunk
near Havre by German submarine.
Nov. 26.-British predreadnought Bulwark
blown up in the Thames.
Nov. 27.-French gain strongholds along
line from the Channel to Muehlhausen.
Bombardment of Rheims effected.
Nov. 29.-Important positions captured by
Allies near Ypres. Russians seize Czernowitz.
Nov. 30.-Capture of Belgrade by Austrians
ends 126-day siege.
Dec. 3.-Germans take offensive position
between Ypres and Dixmude.
Dec. 5.-Allies successfully resist the German attack at Ypres.
Dec. 6.-Gerrmans capture Lodz and threaten Warsaw.
Dec. 8.-British battleship squadron meets
and destroys four German cruisers off
Falkland Islands. Only one German
cruiser escapes and this is pursued by the
British fleet. British force captures Kurna
Dec. 10.-Von Moltke is succeeded by von
Falkenhayn as head of the German General Staff.
Dec. 12.-Austrians repulsed by Serbians at