World War I in a Connecticut Soldiers Life

For a course in Digital History at Central Connecticut State University, we the students, get to be part of a project that the Connecticut State Library has created to honor the memory of World War I and record the history of it in Connecticut. They provide an online means to share historical material while working with local organizations and schools to engage multiple audiences.

This timeline gives an overview of the First World War in general terms and events. It also highlights those who have made the "Supreme Sacrifice" either Killed in Action in the European Theater or who passed away in a hospital back in the United States after being wounded. ;xNLx;;xNLx;Very few American were taken prisoner during 1918, though 50,000 were killed in action and another 50,000 died of disease, mainly in the great flu epidemic of 1918-19.

1914-06-28 20:37:47

The Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated at Sarajevo

The shot heard around the world.

1914-07-28 20:37:47

Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

On the same day, the German Government reject British proposals for an international conference and British Fleets were ordered to war bases.

1914-08-01 20:37:47

German Government order General Mobilisation and declare war on Russia

On the same day, the British Government orders Naval Mobilization, Hostilities commence on Polish frontier and the French Government orders General Mobilization.

1914-08-03 20:37:47

Germany declares war on France.

On the same day, British Government orders General Mobilization, the British Government issues Proclamation authorizing requisition of shipping.

1914-08-05 23:00:00

Montenegro declares war on Austria-Hungary

This day was also the First meeting of the British War Council

1914-08-06 23:00:00

Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia and Serbia declares war on Germany

Two more cris-crossing declarations.

1914-08-12 23:00:00

Great Britain and France declare war on Austria-Hungary

The final declaration in Europe for a while.

1914-08-23 10:31:41

Japan declares war on Germany

Germany severs diplomatic relations with Japan

1917-01-12 10:31:41

Allied War Aims Specified

Entente Governments send joint reply to President Wilson's Note. Allied war aims outlined. Belgian Government reply, to President Wilson's Note placing themselves in hands of Allies

1917-02-26 10:31:41

President Wilson Considers

President Wilson in address to Congress asks for power to arm merchant ships and then President Wilson states that he considers sinking of "Laconia" the "overt act" for which he was waiting to act.

1917-04-06 10:31:41

United States of America declare war on Germany

The USA enters the European Stage

1917-04-07 10:31:41

Cuba and Panama Declare War on Germany.

The war heats up across the continents.

1917-06-06 00:00:00

Cyril Bufton

Killed in Action

1917-07-22 10:31:41

Siam Declares War on Germany and Austria-Hungary

1917-08-04 10:31:41

Liberia declares war on Germany

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1917-08-14 10:31:41

China declares war on Germany and Austria-Hungary

1917-10-26 10:31:41

Brazil Declares on Germany

1917-12-01 00:00:00

Lazarus A. Hairabedian

Killed in Action

1917-12-07 10:31:41

United States of America Declares War on Austria-Hungary

1917-12-10 04:22:12

Panama Declares War on Austria-Hungary

1917-12-16 04:22:12

Cuba Declares War on Austria-Hungary

1918-04-23 04:22:12

Guatemala declares war on Germany

1918-05-08 04:22:12

Nicaragua declares war on Germany and on Austria-Hungary

1918-05-23 04:22:12

Costa Rica declares war on Germany

1918-07-12 04:22:12

Haiti Declares War on Germany

1918-07-19 04:22:12

Honduras Declares War on Germany

1918-07-22 00:00:00

Horace J. Tanguay

Killed in Action

1918-08-04 00:00:00

Albert V. Poole

Killed in Action

1918-09-18 04:22:12

Battle of Epéhy

Allied offensives advancing to the Hindenburg Line

1918-10-02 00:00:00

S. Wilbur McCray

Killed in Action

1918-10-04 00:00:00

Julia Elizabeth Malia

Died in Quincy, Mass.

1918-10-16 00:00:00

Guiseppe Bruno

Killed in Action

1918-10-22 00:00:00

Thomas Percy Everitt

Killed in Action

1918-10-23 00:00:00

Lyle E. Adams

Killed in Action

1918-10-28 00:00:00

George E. Brayton

Killed in Action

1918-11-11 00:00:00


The celebration of the announcement of the Armistice was huge across the America

1918-11-16 00:00:00

Charles G. Wilson

Died in Hospital

1920-11-11 20:37:47

The Pearl Street Library had a Cannon Dedicated on Armistice Day

The Pearl Street Library was opened in May 5, 20151914, went through a restoration process to be updated and furnished. On Armistice Day, November 11, 1920, a German 77 cannon was placed to the left of the Grecian-style library. The cannon had been captured at the Battle of Argonne. During World War II the cannon was used for scrap.

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