4087 CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR
May 29.-Germany's reply to U. S. note
suggests arbitration. British shells sink
Zeppelin in North Sea.
May 30.-Italians force way to Trieste, and
capture town of Ala.
June 1.-Zeppelin airships drop ninety
bombs at the mouth of the Thames.
June 3.-Italians reduce fort near Trent.
San Marino Republic (smallest independent government in the world) declares war. Przemysl retaken by Austro-German troops.
June 7.-Secretary of State Bryan resigns.
June 8.-Italians occupy Monfalcone.
June II.-President Wilson's second Lusitania note to Germany made public.
June 13.-Gen. Mackensen breaks Russian
line east of Przemysl. Venizelos wins in
June 22.-Austro-Germans recapture Lemberg.
July 7.-Italian armored cruiser Amalfi sunk
by Austrian submarines.
July 8.-Germany's reply to second United
States note regarding Lusitania handed
to American ambassador at Berlin. Last
German forces in South Africa surrender
to Gen. Botha. Russians surprise Austrians under Archduke Joseph Ferdinand
and capture 15,000.
July 15.-200,000 Welsh miners strike.
Germans capture Przasnysz.
July 22.-President Wilson sends third
Lusitania note to Germany.
July 31.-Austrians occupy Lublin.
Aug. 1.-Teutonic forces advancing steadily
Aug. 4.-British notes on blockade made
Aug. 5.-Germans occupy Warsaw and
Aug. 7.-The Allies land a new army on
Aug. 9.-British forces gain slight success
in vicinity of Ypres.
Aug. 12.-The Germans take Siedlce, east
Aug. 14.-The British transport Royal
Edward is sunk by a submarine in the
Aegean Sea with a loss of over a thousand
Aug. 17.-The Germans occupy the city of
Kovno. Zeppelins again raid the suburbs
Aug. 19.-The trans-atlantic liner Arabic
is torpedoed and sunk off Fastnet; several
American lives lost. The Germans occupy Novo Georgievsk.
Aug. 21.-German naval forces suffer defeat
by Russian ships in an attack on Gulf of
Aug. 26.-German offensive movement continues successful with the occupation of
Aug. 28.-The German ambassador to the
United States, Count Von Bernstorff,
requests delay of action on part of this
government in the Arabic case and
promises full satisfaction.
Sept. 1.-Germany gives virtual acceptance
of the American contentions on submarine
Sept. 2.-German forces take Grodno.
Sept. 4.-Allan liner Hesperian sunk off
Sept. 7.-Grand Duke Nicholas is relieved
of supreme command of Russian forces,
the Czar assuming direct command in his
Sept. 8.-The Russians assume the offensive
in Galicia and score slight success. The
Germans in a new offensive in the Argonne
district of France, gain over a mile of
Sept. 9.-The recall of the Austrian ambassador, Dr. Constantin Dumba, is
demanded by President Wilson. Germany delivers note to United States
justifying the sinking of the Arabic.
Sept. 10.-A financial commission, sent to
the United States by England and France,
lands in New York.
Sept. 15.-The Teutonic forces occupy
Sept. 18.-The German advance in Russia
continues and city of Vilna is taken.