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1916

1917

history - the Danish West Indies (US Virgin Islands) is sold to the United States - intercepted Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany offers to give the American Southwest back to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States - the Russian February Revolution begins with the overthrow of the Tsar - United States declares war on Germany - Vladimir Lenin arrives in Petrograd - Arabian troops led by T.E. Lawrence capture Aqaba from the Turks - Russian troops mutiny, abandon the Austrian front, and retreat to the Ukraine; hundreds are shot by their commanding officers during the retreat - Serious clashes in St. Petersburg in July Days; Lenin escapes to Finland; Trotsky is arrested - The Corfu Declaration, which enabled the establishment of the post-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia, is signed by the Yugoslav Committee and the Kingdom of Serbia - Brazil declares war against the Central Powers - Zionism: The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" with the clear understanding "that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities - Russia: October Revolution - United Kingdom forces capture Gaza and Jerusalem from the Ottoman Empire, British troops occupy Tel Aviv and Jaffa in Palestine - the Ukraine is declared a republic - The Bolsheviks offer peace terms to the Germans - Finland declares independence from Russia

culture - first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded - foundation of Universum Film AG (UƒA), as a propaganda film company, in Berlin - Egon Schiele: The Embrace - Carl Gustav Jung: Das Unbewußte (The subconscious) - Edgar Degas (†) - Auguste Rodin (†)

music - Béla Bartók: The Wooden Prince - Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 Classical - Richard Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten - Hans Pfitzner: Palestrina - first Jazz recordings made by the Original Dixieland Jass Band - first African American jazz recordings made by Wilber Sweatman's Band - Scott Joplin (†) - first recording of Dallas Blues by Marie Cahill

first released recordings by Original Dixieland Jass Band, Wilber Sweatman's Band

released songs - Original Dixieland Jass Band: Livery Stable Blues/Dixie Jass One Step

1918

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