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IN THiRD YEAR OF THE WAR Aug. 1, 1916.-Merchantman U-boat Deutschland leaves Baltimore home ward bound on first trip. Somme bat tie continues. Russians in heavy bat tie after crossing Stokhod river. August 2.-Russians within ten miles of Kovel. August 8.-French recapture part of Fleury, near Verdun. Sir Roger Casement flanged in London for par ticipation in Irish revolt. August 4.-French take Thiaumont, near Verdun. August 5.-BrItish overwhelm Turks at Romani, near Suez canal. August 0.-Russians cross rivers Sereth and Graberka and take six vil lages fror Austrians: August S.-Italians take Gorizia bridgehea 3 and capture 10,000 pris oners. Zussian General Letchitzky takes two; towns and many villages. August O.-Gorizia falls to Italians in great offensive. Austrians near Stanislau withdraw on wide front. August 10.-tussiana take Stanislau. August 11.---A&lies seize Doiran in Balkan drive. August 13.-Aujtrians evacuate line of the Strypa riven August 14.-Russians capture Tusto baby. August 15.-Russians take Jablon itza, near Carpathian pass. August 16.--Allies take three miles of trenches near the Somme. An nounced Russians have taken 858,000 prlsorrrs since June 4, 1010, when drive began. August 18.-Russians advance three miles into Hungary. August 20.-British advance on 11 mile front at Thiepval, near Somme river. Allies attack on 150-mile front in Balkans. Two British light cruis era and one or two German U-boats sunk in North Sea battle. August 22.-Announced big Russian contingent has landed at Saloniki. August 23.-The Deutschland reach es Bremen. August 24.-Russians recapture Mush, Armenia. August 27.-Roumania declares war on .Teutons and invades Transylvania. Italy formally declares war on Ger many. August 20.-Kaiser makes Von Hin denburg "-hief of staff of all German armies it place of Von Falkenhayn. August 81.-Roumanians cross Dan ube and occupy Rustchuk, Bulgaria. Austrians fall back in Transylvania. September 2.-Roumanians, far in Transylvania, take Ilermnaanstadt. Zeppelins raid London and one is brought down in flames. . September 8.-Allies take three vil lages on Somme. Roumanians capture Orsova, Austria. Germans and Bul gars invade the Dobrudja. September 4.-French take five more villages on Somme; allies' prisoners In two days, 0,000. September 8.-Teutons take Danube city of Turtukal and 20,000 Rouma nians. September 8.-Rloumanlans and Rus sians drive foe buck a little in Do brudja. September 10.-Teutons take Rlou manian fortress of Silistria. September 11.-British drive across Struma river in Balkans. September 12.-Allies capture three mile line on Somme. Roumanians over wheltped in Dobrudja. September 15.-British take Ger man Somme positions on six-mile front. Use. "tanks" for first timie in warfare. September 18.--Allies take Fiorina, Macedonia. September 19.--Serbs fight their way back onto their own soil. September 21.-Russians and Rou manians announce they have thrown Sback the invaders in Dobrutuja. September 22.-Announced allies took 55,800 prisoners in Somme battle between July 1 and September 18. - September 23.-oumanians in Do brudja driven back in disorder. Zep pelins Invade England ; one burned, an other captured. September 25.--Allies advance along 15-mile front on Sommne. Venizeios loaves Athens to lead revolt against Ring Constantine. September 26.-Allies take Combles and Thiepval in Somame battle. September 80.-Von Fatlkenhayn routs Roumanians at Hlermannstadt, 'Transylvanhia. October 1.--A Roumnanlan army crossed the Danube. October- 2.--Another Zeppella shot down near London. October 4.--Mackensen drives Roeu manian invaders of Bulgaria back to ward Danube. October 5.--Rloumanians flee across the Danube. Serbs cross Cerna river in drive on Monastir. October 7.-German submarine U-58 gisita Newport, RI. I., on miysterious mission. Sinks five ships off Narra gansett Light night of October 7-8. Ootober 8.-Roumanians driven backf to Transylvanla frontier. October 10.-Roumanians in rout flee through mountain passes. October 11.-Grdece turns over he~r fleet to France on allies' demand. Itdl tans, resuming Carso drive, take 5,. 000 prisoners. October 22.-Roumanlans in Do brudja retreat hastily. October 28.--Teutons occupy Con ,stanza, principal Rloumanian seaport. Germans throw Russians back across Narayuvka river. October 2 1.-French take 3,500 pris oners at Verdun. October 25.-Rouraulan city of Cer navoda falls. Defenders blow up great bridge across Danube. October 20.-Light craft clash in English channel. Six British drift-net boats, a transport and a destroyer and one German destroyer sunk. November 1.-Deutschland reaches New London, Conn., on second trans. Atlantic trip with cargo worth $10, 000,000. U-58 arrives in a German port. November 2.-Germans evacuate Fort Vaux, at Verdun. Italians take 4,731 in new offensive. November 8.-Italians take 8.495 more prisoners. November 5.-Central powers pro claim kingdom of Poland. Italians announce, have taken 40,305 Austriuns since fall of Gorizia. November 9.-Teutons driven back twelve miles in Dobrudja. November 13.-British advance north of Ancre; take 8,300 prisoners. November 15.-England announces food controller will be appointed. November 17.-News received of wholesale deportations of Belgians for forced labor in Germany. November 19.-Allies take Monastir, Macedonia. November 21.-Emperor Francis Jo seph of Austria dies and Charles Fran cis becomes ruler. Teutons take Crai ova in drive on western Roumania. November 23.-Russian dreadnaught Imperatrita Maria sunk by internal ex plosion ; 200 killed. November 24.-Teutons capture Tur nu-Severin and Orsova from Rouma nians. November 25.-Teutons cross Alt river and sweep rapidly through Itou mania. November 20.-Venizelos party de clares war on Germany and Bulgaria. Teutons invading Ioumania from north and south form junction. November 27.-Teutons take Alex andria, Roumania. Zeppelins raid England; two downed by gunfire. November 29.-Bentty replaces Jelli coe in command of British fleet. December 2.-French and Greeks clash in Athens streets. Teutons win great battle for Bucharest. December O.-Bucharest falls. December 7.--Lloyd George becomes premier of Great Britain. December 8. - Twenty-seven thou sand toumanians surrender. December 10.-Ieutschland arrives home. December 12.-Germany announces she is ready for peace parleys. Deceamber 14.-Russia ofilcially re buffs German peace offer. December 15.-French under Nivelle take 9,000 prisoners on seven-mile front at Verdun. Nivelle then leaves to become commander in chief of all France's home armies. Buzcu and all W Valachia lost -to Roumanians. December 18.-Russian troops take over whole Roumanian front. December 19.-Lloyd George tells commons Germans must make resti tution and reparation to get peace. December 20.-Wilson sends notes to both sides in war asking their alms. December 24.-Switzerland officially indorses Wilson's plea for statement of war aims. December 25.-Teutons take 9,000 Russians in Roumania. December 20.-Germany replies to Wilson, suggesting peace conference, b~ut not stating own war alms er terms of peace. December 80.-Allies in reply to Ger .man peace proposal call offer empty nnd insincere and refuse conference. December 81.--King Constantine of Greece thanks President WUson for his note to the belligerents. January 4, 1017.-British transport Icernia sunmk by U-boat in Miediterra nean; 150 lost. Janua ry 5.-House of representa tiveis rules committee begins investiga tIon of Wall street "leak" of Wilson peace note news. January 0.--Russlans retreat across Sereth river in Rloumania. Janumary 8.-Russians Jaunch offen sive unear Riga. January 11.--Allies in reply to Wil son note outline aims. but refuse to parley with an unbeaten Germany. January 17.- -Learn German raider Monewe has sunk 21 shIps and seized three others in South Atlantic. En tente, in supplementary note to Wilson, amplifies war aims. Jaua~~ry 19.-British steamer Yar rowdaile, Mloewe's prize, reaches a German part with 409 prisoners. Januar'y 22. - WVison imakes his "peace without victory" address in sen. ate, demanding United States enter wvorldI league at close of wvar. January 24.-After liniitla? successes, Russians are forced back unear Rigai. January 25.-MfIne sinks British aux ilIary cruiser Laurentic off' IrIsh coast. JTanuary 31.-Germany declares ruth less submarimfe wvar, revoking all pledlges to the United States. February 8.--United States severs diplomatic relations with Germany. President Wilson in address to sennie outlines crisis. United States seizes internedl German warships. February 4.-Wilson asks neutrals to break with Germany, United States reserve fleet orderedl in service. February 5.-Announced American seaman was killed wvhen German sub marine shelled lifeboat of British steamer- Envestone.. February 0.---Lenrned Germany is holding Unltedl States Ambassador Ge rard. February 7.-British liner Califor nia, one Amerlean aboard, sunk, uin wvarned, off Ireland ; 41 lIves lost. Spain calls new U-boat decree unlaw ful.' February 8.-Germany tries to get Ambassador Gerardl to sign a paper re affirming Prussian treaties with the United States, but he refuses. February 10.-Gerard finally allowed to leave Berlin. ' February 12.-.Annone ofmicia.. Germany has asked parley with Unit ed States through Swiss minister at Washington and been snubbed. Ger many masses five army corps to over awe Holland. February 18.-British hem in Turks at Kut-el-Amara, Mesopotamia. February 15. - Germany releases American Yarrowdale prisoners. February 17.- Learn German em bassy gave orders for crippling of Ger man merchantmen here before publica tion of ruthless warfare note. February 20.-Austria backs Ger many in ruthless warfare. Food riots in New York, probably stirred up by German agents. February 22.-Germany torpedoes seven Dutch ships leaving Falmouth in violation of her pledge. February 23.-British stringently re strict imports to fight submarine war, February 25.-Germans make "stra tegic" retirement on Ancre front. La conia, British ship, sunk unwarned ori Ireland ; two American women killed. February 20.-President asks con gress for authority to arm American merchanteraft. British capture Kut el-Amara. February 28.-Germany's plot to ally Mexico and Japan with her against the United States and her promise of three American states to Mexico re vealed. March 1.-President Wilson con firms story of German attempt to in cite Mexico and Japan. Tokyo de nounces plot. House passes bill to arm ships, 403 to 13. March 3.-Russians take Hamadan, Persia, from Turks. March 4 - President Wilson de nounces "willful men" in senate who filibustered against armed ship bill, killing it by ending of administra tion term. British take over 25-mile Somme front from French. President takes oath of office for second term. March 0.-President's advisers tell him he has power to arm ships with out action of congress. March 7.-Berlin admits sending In terceptel Zimmermann note to Mex ico. March 9.-President calls extra con gress session for April 10. March 11.-Biritish capture Bagdad. Russian revolution starts. Petrograd troops desert government. Mnrch 12.-German U-boat shells and sInks United States merchant ship Algonquin without warning. March 14.-China breaks diplomatic relations with Germany. March 15.-Czar abdicates. March 16.-Grand Duke Michael of Russia renounces throne, bringing Romanoff dynasty to an end. Duma in control. March 17. -Germans begin big re treat on west front. Announced vote of Russian people will decide form of government. March 18.-News received of sink ing of American ships City of Mem phis, Illinois and Vigilancia by U. boats; 22 men missing. March 21.-Wilson calls on congress to meet April 2 instead of April 10. Twenty lost when.United States tanker Healdton, bound for Holland. is sunk by U-boat in North sea. March 25.-President orders partial mobilization of National Guard to pro tect property from German plotters. Navy ordered to get ready. Miarch 27.-Fifteen thousand more National Guardsmen called out. April 3.-WIlson asks declaration of state of wvar by congress. Ger mans ~drive Russians across Stokhod river, taking a large number of pris oners. April 4.-Senate passes war resolu tion, 82 to 0. April 5.-House passes war resolu tion 373 to 50. April 0.-President signs congress resolution and proclaims state of wvar. Government takes over German liners. April 7.-Cuba declares war on Ger nmany. April 9.-Austri-Hungary breaks diplomatic relations wvith United States. British storm Vimy Ridge, taking 0.000 prisoners on first day of battle. Wilson join~s fight to raise new armies by universal service prin ciple.. Apr-il 10.-British prisoners at Vimny r-each 11,000. Brazil breaks diplo muatie relations with Germany, Brit ish advnnee 50 miles beyond Bagdad. April 11 .-Hlerert C. Hoover, ae cepts offer to direct food supplies of United Statee. April 13.-British cut into Hindena biurg line. [Presidlent defines wanr zone off coast. Apr-il 14.--House passes seven hit1 lion war loan bill. April 15.--Wilson calls on nation to' support him In War. Apr-il 1.-French in 25-mile of fensive toward the "Ladlies Roard" and in Chapagne take 10,000 prisoners first day. April 17.-Big war credit passes sen ate. German wounded (lie when U-boats sink British hospital ships D~onegai and Lanfrano without warning. April 18.-French prisoners in new offensive total 17,000. April 1.-Fight is started for pro hibition during wvar. American freight t or Mlongolia sinks a U-boat-the first Amnerican victory of the wvar. April 20.-In confused night battle of destroyers In E~nglish Channel Brit lah and German vessels lock, and crewvs fight with cutlasses. April 21.--Balfour commission from Great Britain reaches United States. April 24.-French comm issi on ar rives in United States. April 25.-U-boats sinik 04 British vessels In week, it Is announced, caus ing alarm an Britain. Willson tells Bal four United States will not make~ a separate peace. United States makes first foreign war loan-$200,000,000 to Great Britain. April 28.-House votes conscription army bill, 897 to 24, and senate, 81 to 8. Guatemala breaks off relations with Germany. April 29.--Petain chosen to lead French armies in place of Nivelle. Joffre asks United States army in France Without delay. May 2.--Announce first Liberty Loan bond issue will be $2,000,000,000. Sec retary of State Lansing warns U-boat sinkings are serious. May 2.--Russians abandon Mush, Armenia, to the Turks. May 3.-News received of mistreat ment of Jews in Palestine by Turks. May 4.---French take Craonne from Germans. May (.--French in second battle of the Aisne take 0,100 prisoners. May 7.--Orders given to raise 11,000 engineers here for work in France. May 10.-Critical situation in R(us sia and civil war is feared. May 14.--Great Britain turns over to United States 1,024,500 tons of ship ping building for her here. May 15.- New Italian offensive be gins. May 10.---Anlounce( squadron of American destroye(.rs is assisting the British ; U-boa0t losses sink to 20 in week. May 18.---l'resiletnt proclIims con scriptioIl law, calling on 10,000,000 m1en, aged twenty-one to thirty-one years, to reglster ,Juie 5. Italians announce 0,432 prisonuers. May 25.--taly launches renewed Corso offensive, taking 0,000 prisoners first (lay. (ermiann airplanes kill 70 persons in Dover and Folkestone. May 20.--Germanly announces she will sink hospitni ships without warning unliess they obey certain strict rules about the courses they take. An nounced Italy hL1s captured 22,414 Aus trians since May 14. June 3.--Gene'ral Chang lsun named dictator by royalists of China. June 5.-United States registers for the army draft without disorder. General Brusiloff made head of Ius sian armies. June 7.--British blow up Messines ridge; explosion heard in London; 5,000 prisoners taken on first day of offensive. June S.-General l'ershing, com mander of Amlerilean expedition, ar rives in 1Etnglanl. Secretary of War Biker plans for 100,000 American air lplanes. One hundred AUmerican avia tors arrive in France. June 9.-Wilson tells Russia what United States is fighting for. Japan offended by United States note urg ing China to maintain order. June 11.-Lord Northcliffe, famous publisher, arrives to co-ordinate Brit ish missions in United States. June 12.-King Constantine of Greece abdicates in favor of his sec ond son, Alexander, at command of the allies. June 13.-In greatest air raid so far on London, 153 are killed and 430 in jured. Pershing reaches Paris. Elihu Root and American mission in Pe trograd. June 15.-Liberty loan oversub scribed. Great Britain frees all the Irish rebels. June 17.-Doctor Ivers,. who Wrote Germany's official reply to the Bel gian atrocity oharges, is sentenced to nine months' imprisonment in Berlin for extorting $80,000 from the mother of a soldier by throats ; evidence sh~ows he is a chlronic drinkard and miorp~hine fiend. Duma demands imme (hate offensive by Russian troops. Julne 19.--United States Admnirai Sims put in command of allied fleet off Ireland, June 22.-Announced Liberty loan subscriptions total $3,035,226,850. June 25.-American Ried Cross cam paign closes, withl subscriptions over the hlundred million dollars sought. June 26.-Official Mesopotamlan re port scores British civil and military leaders. Canadians withtin one mile of Lens, great French &mal center. June 27.-Arrivai of first United Stilte arm1 Ily In France announed. Jlune 28,-Brazil joins in war by an nulllin~g her dlecree of nleutrality be tweeni thle enItente nations and Ger mlany. JTune 20.-Greece breiiks diplomatIc relat ions withI th~e ('enmtral .powers. ,June1 30.-Russlans begin b~ig offen sive inl Galiela. Wanr Minister Ke rensky leads attack. Hlaig galins mile on1 fouri--ile C front before Lens. Juily 1 .-Wilshington aninounee United Stimtes is reiady to. equlip army of 2,0)00,000. July -2.-tlRsian prisoners counted in her offensivye number 10,273. Chin ese' eire~i re-establlishedl. .1lly :.-(Governmilent tells of twvo submallirine ialttacks onl transports bear inlg l'ershilng's men ;l one U-boat sun1k. Itussi anmnouinces 6,000 imor~e prison ers. Germains make v'ain flye-mile of fenslve at Ve'rduni. Jully 4.-Eleven killed in German airl ridI~ on Ilarwichl. July 5.-Republicans and monarch ists hattile 35 miles from Peking. .duly 6.-Leaders of German spy sys temll ill United States arrested. Jully 7.-T'Jwenty-twvo German Gotha alirplanes, mloun~tinlg four guns each, rid1( London, killing 43 and injuring 10)7. Jully 8.-WVilsoni orders export em bargo on food, fuel and mniiiy other thlings to p~revenlt supplies reaching (lerimany. British foreign office sta4gs German crops this suimmter will not be ablove 40 per cent of normal. United States shipping bloard states expects to bulild 5,000,000 to 0,000,000 tons ini 18 m~onthls, instead of thle 2,500,000 to 3,000,000 originally aimed at. Jully 9.-British dIreadnaught Van. guiird blown uip; ali but two alboard killed. Jutly 10.-Germans in sudde(ln dr1ive along seacoaist beat Britishl back to Y'ser' river and capture 1,250 men. Crisis over electoral reforms and war aims11 in Germiany. Russians take Hlailcz- anliai. July 11.-Russians seize town of Kaluss. July 12.--Widespread labor disorders in West caused by Industrial Workers of the World; German agents suspect ed. Chang Haun, leader of Chinese monarchists, flies to Dutch legation in Peking. July 18.-British bring down 80 Ger man airplanes on west front in big gest air battle so far. July 14.-Chancellor Bethmann-Holl weg resigned and Dr. 0. D. Michaelis succeeded him. Germans took French posts south of Courcy. House passed $040,000,000 aviation bill. July 15. - French took important hills positions from Germans south of Rei ma. July l0.-Russians took Lodzlany from Austrians, but evacuated Kaluss. July 17. - French took German trenches. near Melancourt. Three nembers of Russian cabinet resigned; riots in Petrograd suppressed. Shake up in Blritish enbinet. July 1S.-Incased activity on Rou mnanian front. Russians took part of Novica. July 19.-Great German attack be tween Craonne aad Hurtebise partly successful. Chancellor Michaelis de clared for subtmarine warfare. Rus ssians driven back in Vilna region. Teu tons make advances in Galica. July 20.-Draft for American Na tional army held. Premier Lvof! of Russia succeeded by Kerenaky. Ger many called 2,000,000 of her youngest men to the colors. July 21.-Senate passed food control and aviation bills. Russians in disor derly retreat, burning villages. July 22.-German aviators raided England, killing 11 in coast towps, but were driven away from London. Siam declared state of war with Germany and Austria-Hungary. July 23.-Kerensky given absolute powers as dictator of Russia. Ger mans lost heavily in attacks along the Clemin des Dames. July 24-Goethals, Dennan and White out of shlpping board; Rear Ad miral Capps, E. N. 1lurley and Ili bridge Colby succeeded them. Mc Adoo asked congress for $5.00.Q00,00U more for war. Russians evauited Stanislau, thidr whole line periled. French defeated Germans on CrAonne front. .Tuly 25-Division of trailt rous Rus sian troops blown to plieces by own artillery as part of Gekneral Kornlloif's measures to restore order. I enInme, Russian pacilist agitator, alt ired af ter greatest man hunt liussin ever knew. 100 MCST IMPORTANTI EVENTS IN GREAT WAR June 28, 1914.-Archduke Ferdinand heir presumptive to Austria's throne and wife assassinated at Serajavo Bosnia, by Slav student, Princip, glv lag the pretext for war. July 28.-Austria delivers famous ultimatum to Serbia, charging asans. sinntion plot was hatched on Serb soil. July 28.-Serbia having agreed to all Austria demands save one, Austria (leclares war. August 1.-Germany declares war on Russin. August 3.-Germany declares war on France and invades Belgium. August 4.-Great Britain declares a state of war by act of Germany. August 21-24-Battle of Mons-Char lerol ; Germans victorious. August 23.-Japan at war wvith Ger many. August 27.-Germans burn Louvain, Belgium. - August' 29.-Russians crushed in battle near Tannenburg, Prussia. September 5-10.-Germansq turned back by French and British in the battle of the Marne. September 12.-Battle of the Aisne begins. October 9.-Germsans capture Ant wverb). October 21-31.-First battle of Ypres. October 30.-Rtussia declares war on Turkey. Novembsier 1 .-emns sink Ad mdral Cradiock's British fliet oif Chili. Noyemnber 10-12.-Second hat tlec at Yplres. D~ecemuber 1 .-Germns (GeuneralI De WVet captured, ending SouthI A frienn revolt. Decemuber 5.-Serbi ans dlefea t A us t ri a n. Decemsber 8.-Britishs sinkc German fleet off IFalkland islaisi. .Jnnuary 24, 1915.-Navai battle in North sea; German i cruiser luecher sunk. February 8.-Rlussiisans suffer sec 01nd great defeat in East Pruissia. February 1 7.-Germsans begina sub marine bloesade, despite Ameriean protest. March 22.-Rlussi ans take Przemnysl, Galicia after long siege. April 22.-Gas first used in war by Germans at Ypres. April 25.--Allies land at Darda nelles. May 4.--Beginning of great German offensive against Russia. May 7.-Lusitania sunk unwarned by U-boat ; 1,000 die, of whom more than 100 are Americans. May 22.-Italy declares war on Aus tria. JTune 2.-Teutons retake Przemysi. August 5.-Germnans capture War seW. Septemsber 1.-Germany promises United States to sink no more liners wvithout warning. September 8.-Czar -succeeds Grand Duke Nicholas in command of Russian armies, September 15.-emans canture: Pinsk-high dde Ia lave oes of 't Septembel' 24-25.--Allies In drIV* e' France capture 25,000.( October 5.-Allies land at SalonikL October 9.--Germans occupy Be* grade. October 10.-Bulgaria attacks . Selo bia. " December 9.-Germany announces Serbia is entirely conquered. December 19.-Allies evacuate Gat li)0li. February 14, 19i0.-Russians capture Erzerum, Turkey. February 23.-Germans open Verdun offensive. April 18.-Russians take Trebizond, Turkey. April 24.-Irish revolt in 1)ublin. April 28.-British besieged in-Kut-el Amara, Mesopotamia, surrender. May 30.-Battle of Jutland; 14 Brit ish and 18 German warships sunk. June 5.-Lord Kitchener drowned when cruiser Hampshire is torpedoed north of Scotland. June 17.-Itussians retake Czerno witz, capital of Bukowina, in great of fensive. June 20.--Arnbs rebel from Turkey, capture Mecca; new kingdom estab lished. June 27.-British and French in great drive in west. July 9.-Submarine merchantman Deutschland reaches Baltimore. July 27.-Russians retake Brody, northern Galicia. August 9.-Italians take Gorizia. July 10.-Russians take Stanislau, Galicia. August 28.-Roumania enters war on side of the entente, and invades Tran sylvania. September 6.-Germany begins great squeeze on Roumanin. November 10.-First great air bat tie of world's history ; 07 British, French and German airplanes brought down. December 5.-Teutons take Bu cha rest. )ecember 11.-Germany openly prof fers pincc to her enemies. I)ecemher 21. - President Wilson asks both sides to define their war alias. .Jntnuaary 17. 1917.-News received (German ('raiser MaCwe has taken 24 ship s in South Atlantic. .Janumry 22.-Wilson asking "peace withoIut victory," demands Uijited States enter world league at close of war. .ataunry 31.-Germany (leclares ruth less submarine warfare on all ships, whatever nationality, in the war zones. February 3.-United States severs diplomuntic relations with Germany. February 20.-I'resilent asks con gress for nut hority to arm all Amort can vessels. Februnry 20.-Bri tIsh capture Kut el-Amarn. February 28.-Zimmermnn t note suggesting alliance of Mexico and Japan with Germany against United States made puiblic. March 11.-British capture Bagdad. March 11.-Russian revolution starts. Minreh 15.-Czar nh(liCtes. March 17.-4ernnans begin big "strategic retirement" on west front. April 8.-Wilson asks congress to declare a state of war with Germany. April 0.-President signs congress resol utioa proclaiming war. April 7.-Cuba declares wvar on dJer. many. April .-Austria-Hungary breaks diplomiatic relations with United States. April 9.-BritIsh storm Vimy Itidge, April 10.-Brazil breaks diplomatie . -2 relations with Germany. April 1.-French in great ofl'ensiye near Aisne river. April 10.-Amerlean freighter Mion golia sinks a submarine, this being the first American victory of tho wvar. April 28.-Both houses of congress pass selective draft army bill. Many 15.-Big Italian offensive in Carso begins. June 3.-Chinese royalists name Chang Haun dictator; Germans assist plot. June 5.-Amerieans regIster for army draft without disordIer. June 7.-British bulow uip Miessines ridge; explosIin lhenrd in London. Juine 8.-Gieneral PershIng reaches E'nglanad. June14 12.-Kinug Constantine of Greece ahdtientes ; nation prepares to join allies. JTune 13.-153 killed, 430 injured in London by (eran airplane r'ald. Jlune 15.-United States Liberty Lonn closes. with billion oversub setriptlonl. JTune 27.-Announce arrival of first Amerlnnt army in France. JTune 28.-Brazil joins' in w~ar. June 30.-Ruissians begin big offen sive in GJallin ledl by War Miinister Kerensky in person. July 2.-Chinese empire declared re estab~lishe'd; republicans priepanre to re sist. July 7.-Twenty-two German air planes of immense new type kill 48, Injure 107. in London. July 8..-Wilson orders export em bargo. July 12.-Chinese empire falls; Chang Ilsun flees to Dutch legatlon in Peking. July 13.-In biggest air battle so far British claima downing of 30 German planes on west front. July 14.-Von Bet hmann-Iloli weg, German impierial chancellor, resigns and the kaiser appoints Dr. Georg hiichaells in his place. July 19.-Rum,inns in Galicla mn tiny arnd are routed b~y Germans. July 20.-Draft for American Na tional armiy held. July 20.-Premier L~voi of Russia resigns and Kcerensky succeeds him. July 2L.-United States senate, passes food control and $640,000,000 aviation bills.