4099 CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR
Dec. 6.-Jacob Jones, American destroyer,
sunk by submarine in European waters.
Dec. 6.-Steamer Mont Blanc, loaded with
munitions, explodes in collision with the
Imo in Halifax harbor; 1500 persons are
Dec. 7.-Finland declares independence.
Dec. 8.-Jerusalem, held by the Turks for
673 years, surrenders to British, under
Dec. 8.-Ecuador breaks with Germany.
Dec. 10.-Panama at war with Austria-Hungary.
Dec. 11.-United States at war with Austria-Hungary.
Dec. 15.-Armistice signed between Germany
and Russia at Brest-Litovsk.
Dec. 17.-Coalition government of Sir Robert Borden is returned and conscription
confirmed in Canada.
Jan. 14.-Premier Clemenceau orders arrest
of former Premier Caillaux on high treason charge.
Jan. 19.-American troops take over sector
northwest of Toul.
Jan. 29.-Italians capture Monte di val
Feb. 1.-Argentine Minister of War recalls
military attaches from Berlin and Vienna.
Feb. 6.-Tuscania, American transport, torpedoed off coast of Ireland: 101 lost.
Feb. 22.-American troops in Chemin des
Feb. 26.-British hospital ship, Glenart Castle, torpedoed.
Feb. 27.-Japan proposes joint military operations with Allies in Siberia.
Mar. 1.-Americans gain decisive victory in
salient north of Toul.
Mar. 3.-Peace treaty between Bolshevik
government of Russia and the Central
Powers signed at Brest-Litovsk.
Mar. 4.-Treaty signed between Germany
Mar. 5.-Rumania signs treaty of peace
with Central Powers.
Mar. 9.-Russian capital moved from Petrograd to Moscow.
Mar. 14.-Russo-German peace treaty ratified by All-Russian Congress of Soviets at
Mar. 20.-President Wilson orders all Holland ships in American ports taken over.
Mar. 21.-Germans begin great drive on 50 mile front from Arras to La Fere. Bombardment of Paris by German long-range
gun from a distance of 76 miles.
Mar. 24.-Peronne, Ham and Chauny evacuated by Allies.
Mar. 25.-Bapaume and Nesle occupied by
Mar. 29.-General Foch chosen Commander-in-Chief of Allied forces.
April 5.-Japanese forces landed at Vladivostok.
April 9.-Second German drive begun in
April 10.-First German drive halted before
Amiens after maximum advance of 35
April 15.-Second German drive halted before
Ypres, after maximum advance of 10
April 16.-Bolo Pasha, Levantine resident in
Paris, executed for treason.
April 21.-Guatemala at war with Germany.
April 22.-Baron Von Richthofen, premier
German flier, killed.
April 23.-British naval forces raid Zeebrugge
in Belgium, German submarine base, and
May 7.-Nicaragua at war with Germany.
May 19.-Major Raoul Lufberry, American
May 24.-Costa Rica at war with Germany
May 27.-Third German drive begins on
Aisne-Marne front of 30 miles between
Soissons and Rheims.
May 28.-Germans sweep on beyond the
Chemin des Dames and cross the Vesle at
May 28.-Cantigny taken by Americans.