Thursday, April 07, 2011

Thursday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:
Montana Republican Jeannette Rankin was elected in 1916.

Today's question is:
In what year did World War I start, and in what year did the US join the war?


W.R. Chandler said...

World War I started in 1914. The U.S. entered the war in 1917, but didn't really start doing any fighting until 1918.

pseudotsuga said...

Began in 1914, and the US declared war in 1917, although US troops didn't really make it into action until mid 1918.

TooMuchTime said...

World War I started in 1914 and official U.S. involvement started in 1915 with the sinking of the Lusitania. Though I believe it took many months for official action to be taken.

However, many "Yanks" fought with the Royal Flying Corps and with the Lafayette Escadrille of the French Air Force before any official U.S. involvement.