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1919 and Onwards





10 January

Fakhri Pasha surrenders at Medina.

January 18

Treaty of Versailles between the Allies and Germany: the Peace Conference opens in Paris.

January 25

Proposal to create the League of Nations accepted.

June 21

German High Seas Fleet (53 ships) scuttled in Scapa Flow with nine deaths, the last casualties of the war.

June 28

Treaty of Versailles signed.

July 8

Germany ratifies the Treaty of Versailles.

July 21

The United Kingdom ratifies the Treaty of Versailles.

November 10 and November 11

A Banquet in Honour of The President of the French Republic was hosted by King George V and held at Buckingham Palace during the evening hours of November 10. The very first Armistice Day was held on the Grounds of Buckingham Palace on the Morning of November 11. This would set the trend for a day of Remembrance or Remembrance Day for decades to come.



January 10

First meeting of the League of Nations held in London. Official end of World War I.

Free City of Danzig established.

January 21

The Paris Peace Conference ends.

February 10

A plebiscite returns Northern Schleswig to Denmark.

April 19–April 26

Conference of Sanremo, Italy, about League of Nations mandates in former Ottoman territories of the Middle East.

June 4

Treaty of Trianon between the Allies and Hungary.

August 10

Treaty of Sèvres between the Allies and the Ottoman Empire. The treaty is not recognized by the Turkish national movement, which considers the Istanbul government illegitimate.

September 8

Gabriele D'Annunzio proclaims in Fiume the Italian Regency of Carnaro.

November 1

League of Nations headquarters moved to Geneva, Switzerland.

November 12

Treaty of Rapallo between Italy and Yugoslavia. Zadar is annexed by Italy and the Free State of Fiume is established.

November 15

The League of Nations holds its first general assembly.



October 13

Treaty of Kars between Bolshevik Russia and Turkey.



February 6

Washington Naval Treaty, limiting naval tonnage, signed by France, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

April 10–May 19

Genoa Conference. Representatives of 34 countries discuss economics in the wake of the Great War.

April 16

Treaty of Rapallo between Germany and Bolshevik Russia to normalize diplomatic relations.

September 11

Treaty of Kars ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.



July 24

Treaty of Lausanne between the Allies and Turkey, successor State to the Ottoman Empire. It supersedes the Treaty of Sèvres.



January 27

Treaty of Rome between Italy and Yugoslavia. Fiume is annexed by Italy and the neighboring town of Sušak is assigned to Yugoslavia.