4098 CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR
Sept. 28.-British capture Mushaid Ridge
and occupy Ramadie on the Euphrates,
taking prisoner Ahmed Bey, the Turkish
commander and his staff.
Oct. 1.-England attacked by four squadrons of German Zeppelins in strongest air
attack yet made on coast towns.
Oct. 4.-Arabs in revolt against Turks effect
junction with British in Southern Palestine and control the Hedjaz railway as
far north as Maan. British win the crest
of the Passchendaele Heights on advance
from north of Langemarck.
Oct. 5.-Russians take the village of Nereman, 50 miles north of Mosul. Peru
votes to sever diplomatic relations with
Oct. 7.-Uruguay severed relations with
Germany and waived her neutrality rules
in favor of the Allies.
Oct. 9.-French capture St. Jean de Mangelaers and Veldhock.
Oct. 10.-President Wilson issues a proclamation governing foodstuffs.
Oct. 14.-The trading with the enemy act
was put into effect by an order issued by
Oct. 15.-Italians make successful attacks
on the Southern slopes of Monte Rombon.
Oct. 17.-Germans take the island of Oesel
and crush Russian force on Svovb peninsula. United States Transport Antilles
sunk by German submarine and 70 persons
Oct. 18.-Germans capture Moon Island.
Oct. 20-Four German Zeppelins returning
from raid in England were brought down
Oct. 25.-French capture several villages
and the forest of Pinon.
Oct. 26.-The Brazil Chamber of Deputies
declares that a state of war exists between
Brazil and Germany.
Oct. 28.-From the first line of trenches in
France the American Artillery fired the
first shot of the war. The second Liberty
Loan subscription was announced to be
Oct. 29.-Teutons take Gorizia and Cividale
and report capture of 60,000 Italians,
500 guns and 26 aeroplanes.
Oct. 31.-Teutons take Udine and cross
Alps into Venetia.
Nov. 1.-Germans abandon position on
Chemin des Dames.
Nov. 3.-Americans in trenches suffer 20
casulaties in German attacks.
Nov. 5.-Italians abandon Tagliamento line
and retire on a 93-mile front in the Carnic
Nov. 6.-Passchendaele captured by Canadians.
Nov. 6.-British Mesopotamian forces reach
Tekrit, 100 miles northwest of Bagdad.
Nov. 7.-The Russian Bolsheviki, led by Lenine and Trotsky, seize Petrograd and
Nov. 8.-Gen. Diaz succeeds Gen. Cadorna
as Commander-in-Chief of Italian armies.
Nov. 9.-Italians retreat to the Piave.
Nov. 10.-Lenine becomes Premier of Russia, succeeding Kerensky.
Nov. 15.-Georges Clemenceau becomes Premier of France, succeeding Painleve.
Nov. 18.-Major General Maude, captor of
Bagdad, dies in Mesopotamia.
Nov. 21.-Ribecourt, Flesquieres, Havrincourt, Marcoing and other German positions captured by British.
Nov. 23.-Italians repulse Germans on the
whole front from the Asiago Plateau to
the Brenta River.
Nov. 24.-Cambrai menaced by British, who
approach within three miles, capturing
Dec. 1.-German East Africa reported completely conquered.
Dec. 1.-Allies' Supreme War Council, representing the United States, France,
Great Britain and Italy, holds first meeting at Versailles.
Dec. 3.-Russian Bolsheviki arrange armistice with Germans.
Dec. 5.-British retire from Bourlon Wood,
Graincourt and other positions west of