World War I
100 Year Anniversary
On this date May 7th 1915, a German submarine torpedoed the British ocean liner Lusitania off the Irish coast. 1,195 people died in the torpedoing among them were Americans. At the entrance of the Marion Campus Library is a timeline of WWI events for 2015, including the sinking of the Lusitania along with three display cases of World War I books and propaganda posters.
At Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers you can access America's historic newspapers from 1836-1922.
The Lusitania Disaster
Sinking of the Lusitania