4097 CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR
May 18.-President Wilson issued a proclamation fixing June 5 as the day for the
registration of men between the ages of
21 and 30. Announcement was made
that an expeditionary force of regular
troops under Major Gen. Pershing would
be sent to France at the earliest possible
moment. British War Office announces
that British heavy artillery batteries are
co-operating with the Italians against the
Austrians on the Julian front.
May 19.-Italians take Hill 652 on Monte
May 23.-French seize the last heights
dominating the valley of the Aillette
May 26.-German Zeppelins raided Folkestone, 76 killed and 174 injured.
June 5.-In compliance with the United
States army law between 9,000,000 and
10,000,000 men registered.
June 8.-Major Gen. Pershing reached England and went from there to Paris.
June 13.-German Zeppelin raids in England
killed 104 and injured 403 persons.
June 15.-Subscriptions to the Liberty Loan
reached total of almost $2,900,000,000.
June 19.-Vice Admiral Sims appointed to
take charge of Allied naval forces in
June 20.-Italians capture Austrian positions on Monte Ortigara.
June 26.-Canadians capture La Coulotte
and push towards Lens.
July 3.-Russians take Presovce, Zborow,
July 10.-Russians take Haliez.
July 12.-Russians capture Kalusz, and
push on toward Dolina.
July 16.-Russians take eastern end of
July 27.-Germans capture Kolomea.
Aug. 3.-Austrians capture Czernowitz.
Aug. 6.-Russians evacuate Proskusov in
Podolia and Kamenetz-Podolsk the capital
Aug. 8.-Russians capture two villages and
retake positions near Sereminke.
Aug. 10.-A food control bill was passed by
the United States Congress and signed
by President Wilson. British capture
Aug. 15.-Canadians take Hill 70. Austro-Germans seize the bridgehead at Baltaretu
and capture Stracani.
Aug. 16.-British capture Langemarck.
Aug. 20.-French break German lines north
of Verdun gaining Avocourt Wood, Dead
Man Hill, Talon Ridge and the Corbeaux
and Cumieres Woods.
Aug. 22.-German Zeppelins raided Yorkshire and Gotha; airplanes raided Dover,
Margate and Ramsgate.
Aug. 24.-French capture Hill 304.
Aug. 25.-Italians capture Monte Santo.
Sept. 3.-German Zeppelins dropped bombs
on naval station at Chatham, killing 108
persons and wounding 92.
Sept. 4.-Italians capture Monte San
Gabriele; German Zeppelins raid London.
Sept. 5.-First contingent of drafted men
for the United States army arrived at
their cantonments. A German submarine
bombarded Scarborough, killing 3 persons
and injuring 5.
Sept. 6.--British-American hospitals on the
French coast attacked by German Zeppelins.
Sept. 8.-Germans repulsed in Lorraine east
of Rheims and north of Courcy.
Sept. 11.-British on the Somme carry a
German trench near Villeret.
Sept. 14.-Italians gain the northwestern
crest and the peak of Monte San Gabriele.
The Provisional Government of Russia
proclaim a republic. Russians on the
Riga front capture Kronberg, Keitzen,
Sisseral and Peine.
Sept. 20.-British penetrate German lines
along Ypres-Menin road and' capture
Velahock and Zevenkote.
Sept. 22.-Germans capture Jacobstadt.
Sept. 25.--The Argentine Republic voted
to sever relations with Germany but
President Irigoyen refused to act.