4096 CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR
Mar. 28.-British capture Villers-Faucon
and the heights crowned by Saulcourt.
Mar. 29.-British capture Neuville Bourjonval. British rout a Turkish army of
20,000 in battle near Gaza.
Mar. 30.-British occupy Ruyalcourt, Fins
and Sorel-le-Grand. French recapture
first line trenches west of Maison-le-Champagne.
Mar. 31.-British advance up the Cologne
River capturing eight villages.
April 1.-British capture Savy and Epehy.
April 2.-President Wilson addressed the
U. S. Congress asking that body to declare that Germany had been making war
upon the United States. A resolution
recognizing and declaring that a state of
war existed with Germany was passed by
April 3.-French capture Dallon, Giffecourt
and Cerizy and heights south of Urvillers.
April 4.-British take Metz-en-Couture.
April 5.-Germans attack the French west
of Rheims. British capture Roussoy and
Basse-Boulogne east of Peronne.
April 6.-President Wilson signed declaration of war with Germany and at the same
time issued a proclamation notifying the
world that war had been begun and warning all alien enemies to keep the peace.
British capture Lempire. French retake
part of the positions lost north of
April 7.-Austria-Hungary severed diplomatic relations with the United States.
Austrian ships in American ports were
seized. Cuba announced that a state of
war exists with Germany and German
ships in Havana harbor were seized.
April 8.-Germans shell Rheims and French
Government orders population to evacuate the city.
April 9.-British capture Vimy Ridge and
many fortified points.
April 10.-British capture Fampoux and its
defenses on both sides of the Scarpe River.
April II.-British capture Monchy-le-Preux
and heights dominating the country
April 12.-British take Wancourt and also
Turkish territory to a depth of fifteen
miles in the region of Gaza.
April 13.-British capture Ancres and the
town of Vimy.
April 14.-British take Fayet, Gricourt and
April 16.-French take 10,000 prisoners and
reach German line at six points in Alsace.
Germans destroy St. Quentin canal.
April .17.-German submarine made unsuccessful attack on the United States destroyer Smith about 100 miles from New
April 18.-French take Vailly and Conde-Sur-Aisne. British take Villers-Guialain.
April 19.-American steamer Mongolia fired
on a German submarine in British waters
and damaged it.
April 21.-British capture Gonnelieu. Two
German destroyers sunk near Dover.
April 23.-Turks evacuate Istabulat.
April 24 -British occupy Samara station.
April 25.-Allies report that in three days
55 German airplanes were brought down
and 39 of their own lost.
April 26.-British take Bulgar trenches
west of Lake Doiran.
April 27.-German destroyers bombard
May 2.-Russians evacuate Mush.
May 3.-British take Fresnoy and part of
May 8.-Germans retake Fresnoy.
May 12.-French penetrate German line
north of Bezonvaux in Verdun.
May 14.-British capture Roeux.
May 16.-Announcement was made that a
squadron of United States torpedo boats
under the command of Rear Admiral Sims
had safely crossed the Atlantic and was
aiding the British fleet in patrolling the
May 17.-British complete the capture of
Bullecourt; Italians take Mount Kuk, also
Duino on the way to Trieste.