The Known World
Earlier: Gaslight Era
1914 Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand starts World War I.
1915 Albert Einstein formulates the Theory of Relativity.
1915 Shackleton’s Endurance is stuck in Antarctic ice
1915 RMS Lusitania sunk by a German U-boat.
1916 Gregori Rasputin (b. 1870), advisor to the czarina, is reportedly killed.
1916-1918 TE Lawrence assists freedom fighters in Arabia
1916 Pancho Villa (1878-1923) raids New Mexico.
1917 Mata Hari (b. 1876) executed by a French firing squad.
1917 Bolshevik Revolution
1917 John Reed covers 10 days that shook the world.
1917 Vladimir Lenin arrives at the Finland Station.
1918 Manfred von Richtofen, the Red Baron (b. 1892), shot down over France.
1918 Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) wounded on the Italian front.
1918 Rin Tin Tin born in war-torn France (dies 1932).
1918 The Land That Time Forgot discovered near Antarctica by a German U-boat.
1918 Death of Rosa Luxemburg
1918 Death of last Carolina parakeet
1918 A British veteran becomes the Cenobite known as Pinhead.
1919 Treaty of Versailles
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