Lainey's personal timeline, a place to collect and share things from Lainey's life.
Created by lainey618 on Nov 20, 2009
Last updated: 12/10/09 at 10:10 AM
Lainey Y. has no followers yet. Be the first one to follow.
On election night, November 2, 1920, commercial radio broadcast coverage of election returns for the first time. Announcers at KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh read telegraph ticker results over the air as they came in. This single station could be heard over most of the Eastern United States by the small percentage of the population that had radio receivers. Warren G. Harding won.
The League of Nations came into being after the end of World War One. The League of Nation's task was simple - to ensure that war never broke out again. After the turmoil caused by the Versailles Treaty, many looked to the League to bring stability to the world.
This section of the website details the full contents of the Peace Treaty of Versailles, signed on 28 June 1919 by Germany and the Allied powers at the Palace of Versailles.
The armistice treaty between the Allies and Germany was signed in a railway carriage in Compiègne Forest on 11 November 1918, and marked the end of the First World War on the Western Front.
Following the successful Amiens and Albert offensives Marshal Ferdinand Foch decided to order an attack at Meuse-Argonne in an attempt to cut-off the entire German Second Army.
The war officially concluded for Austria-Hungary when it entered an armistice with the Allies on November 3, 1918.
The context was that the national government had started negotiating an armistice with the allies, and the whole country knew the Great War was approaching its end. With the exception of the U-boat division, the German Navy had not done well during the previous four years.
St. Mihiel was the greatest air battle of the Great War. About 1476 allied air planes would participate in the offensive.They would be opposed by some 500 German aircraft in the four days of the battle.
an amendment to the Espionage Act of 1917.
The Espionage Act of 1917 was a United States federal law passed shortly after entering World War I, on June 15, 1917, which made it a crime for a person.
The Fourteen Points was a speech delivered by United States President Woodrow Wilson to a joint session of Congress on January 8, 1918. The address was intended to assure the country that the Great War was being fought for a moral cause and for postwar peace in Europe
The operation was to include an experimental artillery action. Cambrai was the first battle in which tanks were used en masse In fact, Cambrai saw a mixture of tanks being used, heavy artillery and air power.
In the first revolution of February 1917 the Czar was deposed and replaced by a Provisional government. In the second revolution of October that year the Provisional Government was removed and replaced with a Bolshevik government.
Regulated the price, production, and sale of food, beverages, and fuel until the end of World War 1. The act gave the US federal government control over the coal industry including the production, pricing, sale, shipment, and distribution.
The US joined the war because the UK and France owed them millions of US dollars in loans and the US wanted to get their money back. Also German U-Boats had sunk several ships containing US citizens? Plus the Germans were hoping to help the Mexicans to fight the US and take back States such as Texas?
A committee created before World War I whose task was to help mobilize the American economy for possible war. It began in 1916 as the Council on National Defense, a cabinet committee created by Congress.
It authorized the federal government to raise a national army numbering in the hundreds of thousands with which to fight a modern war.
In January 1917 Germany declared all ships trading with Britain as targets including those of neutral countries. In February the British gave the American ambassador in London a copy of an intercepted German telegram. The telegram came from the German Foreign Secretary, Arthur Zimmerman, to the German ambassador to Mexico. Zimmerman proposed that in the event of war with the US, Germany and Mexico would join in an alliance. Germany would fund Mexico's conflict with the US. With victory achieved, Mexico would regain her lost territories of Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Release of the telegram ignited a public furor further inflamed by the loss of four US merchant ships and 15 American lives to German torpedo attacks. War was inevitable.
Daylight Saving Time was started during World War One to save fuel by decreasing the use of artificial lighting in homes and workplaces.
Zimmermann sent the original coded message to Ambassador Johann von Bernstorff. Once he recieved the telegram, he forwarded it on to Ambassador Heinrich von Eckardt in Mexico City three days later.
Temporary armistice signed with Germany.
Romania joined the war because it wanted to gain territory -- expecially Transylvania. Romania hoped to make an advantageous entry into the war in order to realize long-held dreams of territorial expansion and national unity.
Jul-Nov 1916; 58,000 British troops died.The expectation was that the ferocity of the bombardment would entirely destroy all forward German defences. This would enable the attacking British troops to practically walk across No Man's Land. Once they crossed No Man's Land, they could take possession of the German front lines from the battered and dazed German troops.
Wilson was renominated to run for the presidency in 1916 on the first ballot. He was opposed by Republican Charles Evans Hughes.
Germany promised to alter their naval and submarine policy of unrestricted submarine warfare and stop the indiscriminate sinking of non-military ships.
The Second Battle of Ypres comprised the only major attack launched by the German forces on the Western Front.
Bulgaria entered the war because they wanted to regain land lost in the second Balkan war from Serbia then later from Greece and Romania. When the war broke out Austria-Hungary and Germany made better offers to Bulgaria regarding this lost land and the Pro-German government declared war.
Italy joined the war because they wanted to take territory from the Austro-Hungarian Empire; that is why Italy entered the war on the side of the allies and not the Central Powers.
The Lusitania was full of supplies such as food, copper, oil, machinery, and more. Although most of the trip on the ship had been uneventful, when the ship entered the Irish Channel it got a bad surprise. The U-20 torpedoed the ship and it hit.
The effects of chlorine gas were severe. Within seconds of inhaling its vapour it destroyed the victim's respiratory organs, bringing on choking attacks.
Under the command of Korvettenkapitan Peter Strasser the navy quickly acquired many airships. Throughout 1914 these were used for reconnaissance patrols over the North Sea, but the German Admiralty was pressing for permission to use them for attacks against England. The Kaiser granted such permission and on the 19th of January the Germans carried out the first Zeppelin raid against Britain, killing two and injuring sixteen.
Turkey formally entered World War I on October 28, 1914, with the bombing of Russian Black Sea ports. German pressure and the opportunism of Turkish minister of war Enver Pasha led to the Ottoman Empire joining the war. Other motives for joining the war were that the German victories early in the War and also Turkey's friction with the Triple Entente.
The First Battle of the Marne's outcome bringing to an end the war of movement. Instead, with the German advance brought to a halt, stalemate and trench warfare ensued.
They declared war because the expiration of the time limit of Japan's ultimatum to Germany demanding the surrender of Kiao-Chau
Wilson addressed Congress and made public the U.S. policy of neutrality. During his address he warned U.S. citizens against taking sides in the war for fear of endangering the wider U.S. policy.
The United Kingdom entered World War I with Herbert Henry Asquith of the Liberal Party as prime minister. Asquith declared war on the German Empire on 4 August 1914, in response to the demands for military passage that were forced upon Belgium by Germany, and the expiration of Britain's own ultimatum at 11 p.m. that da
The Russian Empire, unwilling to allow Austria–Hungary to eliminate its influence in the Balkans, and in support of its long time Serb proteges, ordered a partial mobilisation
Russia did not want war. They decided that if Serbia was invaded they would not help, but they would hold a conference.Tsar Nicholas had already let down Serbia in the Bosnian crisis of 1908. He told the Kaiser, in a telegram, it was a matter of right and wrong. Nicholas decided to help.
On July 28, 1914, one month after the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were killed Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.Threatened by Serbian ambition in the Balkans region of Europe, Austria-Hungary determined that the proper response to the killings was to prepare for a possible military invasion of Serbia.
On July 28, 1914, a decision reached its conclusion the day before in response to pressure from Germany for quick action was outmaneuvered by the more hawkish military and governmental leadership of Germany. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
Franz and his wife were returning from a visit to City Hall. 19-year-old Gavrilo Princip shot Franz and his wife. He killed both Franz and his wife in hopes of unlocking the shackles binding his people to the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Woodrow took advantage of the two-way split between the Republicans. Wilson defeated both former president Theodore Roosevelt and the incumbent president William Howard Taft to win the election of 1912
Kaiser Wilhelm was the last German emporer and King of Prussia, ruling from June 15, 1888 to November 9, 1918. He came into power when his father, Frederick III, died from throat cancer.