4100 CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR
May 29.-Soissons evacuated by French.
May 31.-Marne River crossed by Germans,
who reach Chateau Thierry, 40 miles
May 31.-President Lincoln, American transport, sunk.
June 2.-Schooner Edward H. Cole torpedoed by submarine off American coast.
June 3-6.-American marines and regulars
check advance of Germans at Chateau
Thierry and Neuilly after maximum advance of Germans of 32 miles.
June 9-14.-German drive on Noyon-Montdidier front. Maximum advance, 5 miles.
June 15-24.-Austrian drive on Italian front
ends in complete failure.
June 30.-American troops in France, in all
departments of service, number 1,019,115.
July 1.-Vaux taken by Americans.
July 3.-Mohammed V, Sultan of Turkey,
July 10.-Czechoslovaks, aided by Allies,
take control of a long stretch of the Trans-Siberian Railway.
July 12.-Berat, Austrian base in Albania,
captured by Italians.
July 15.-Haiti declares war on Germany.
July 15.-Stonewall defense of Chateau
Thierry blocks new German drive on Paris.
July 16.-Nicholas Romanoff, ex-Czar of
Russia, executed at Yekaterinburg.
July 17.-Lieut. Quentin Roosevelt, youngest
son of ex-President Roosevelt, killed in
aerial battle near Chateau Thierry.
July 18.-French and Americans begin counter offensive on Marne-Aisne front.
July 19.-San Diego, United States cruiser,
sunk off Fire Island.
July 20.-Carpathia, Cunard liner, used as
transport, torpedoed off Irish coast.
July 20.-Justicia, giant liner used as troopship, is sunk off Irish coast.
July 21.-German submarine sinks three
barges off Cape Cod.
July 23.-French take Oulchy-le-Chateau
and drive the Germans back ten miles between Aisne and the Marne.
July 30.-Allies astride the Ourcq; Germans in full retreat to the Vesle.
Aug. 2.-French troops recapture Soissons.
Aug. 3.-President Wilson announces new
policy regarding Russia and agrees to cooperate with Great Britain, France and
Japan in sending forces to Murmansk,
Archangel and Vladivostok.
Aug. 3.-Allies advance between Soissons
and Rheims, driving the enemy from his
base at Fismes and capturing the Aisne-Vesle front.
Aug. 7.-Franco-American troops cross the
Aug. 8.-New Allied drive begun by Field
Marshal Haig in Picardy, penetrating
enemy front 14 miles.
Aug. 10.-Montdidier recaptured.
Aug. 13.-Lassigny massif taken by French.
Aug. 15.-Canadians capture Damery and
Parvillers, northwest of Roye.
Aug. 29.-Noyon and Bapaume fall in new
Sept. 1.-Australians take Peronne.
Sept. 1.-Americans fight for the first time on
Belgian soil and capture Voormezeele.
Sept. 11.--Germans are driven back to the
Hindenburg line which they held in November, 1917.
Sept. 12.-Registration day for new draft
army of men between 18 and 45 in the
Sept. 13.-Americans begin offense in St.
Mihiel sector on 40-mile front.
Sept. 14.-St. Mihiel recaptured from Germans. Entire St. Mihiel salient erased,
liberating more than 150 square miles of
French territory which had been in German hands since 1914.
Sept. 20.-Nazareth occupied by British
forces in Palestine under Gen. Allenby.
Sept. 23.-Bulgarian armies flee before combined attacks of British, Greek, Serbian,
Italian and French.
Sept. 25.-British take 40,000 prisoners in
Sept. 26.-Strumnitza, Bulgaria, occupied by
Sept. 27.-Franco-Americans in drive from
Rheims to Verdun take 30,000 prisoners.