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3 Jan 1911

Photo(s) dated 3 Jan 1911
UK Home Secretary Winston Churchill at the scene of the Siege of Sidney Street, London, England, United Kingdom, 3 Jan 1911
5 Jan 1911

United States
  • Joseph Stilwell boarded US Army Transport Sherman on the west coast of the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
9 Jan 1911
  • Marcel-Bruno Gensoul was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 Jan 1911

United States
  • Eugene Ely, completing a series of tests, landed a Curtiss pusher aboard the cruiser USS Pennsylvania at anchor in San Francisco, California, United States. Less than one hour later he took off and returned to Selfridge Field, San Francisco. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
31 Jan 1911

Philippines
  • Joseph Stilwell disembarked US Army Transport Sherman in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Feb 1911

Philippines
  • Joseph Stilwell was assigned to Fort William McKinley in Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
22 Feb 1911

United Kingdom
  • Lord Gort married Corinna Vereker at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 Mar 1911

Germany
  • Maximilian von Weichs was promoted to the rank of Oberleutnant. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Mar 1911

Japan
  • Rear Admiral Koizumi was made the commanding officer of Maizuru Naval Arsenal in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Mar 1911
  • Georg von Bismarck was promoted to the rank of Fähnrich. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Werner von Blomberg was promoted to the rank of Hauptmann. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Mar 1911

Japan
  • Settsu was launched at Kure Naval Arsenal, Kure, Hiroshima, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
11 Apr 1911

China
  • Haiqi departed Shanghai, China for Britain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
17 Apr 1911
  • France sent troops into Morocco, ostensibly to police Fez, where riots had been directed against the Sultan, but actually to stop German colonial interest in North Africa. ww2dbase [AC]
20 Apr 1911

Japan
  • Chuichi Nagumo enrolled at the naval gunnery school. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
21 Apr 1911

United States
  • Henry Arnold and Thomas Milling received instructions to go to Ohio, United States for flight training with the intention of making them the first US Army flight instructors. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
22 Apr 1911

Japan
  • Kenkichi Ueda was promoted to the rank of major and was assigned to the 9th Cavalry Regiment. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 May 1911

United States
  • Henry Arnold began receiving flight instruction. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 May 1911

United States
  • USS Idaho departed Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
13 May 1911

United States
  • Henry Arnold made his first solo flight. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 May 1911

Canada
  • Andrew McNaughton was promoted to the rank of captain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
21 May 1911
  • Having defeated the weak Federal Army, Francisco I. Madero compels Mexican President Porfirio Díaz to sign the Treaty of Ciudad, forcing his abdication and handing over of power to the Revolutionaries. ww2dbase [AC]
22 May 1911
  • Henry Stimson became the United States Secretary of War. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
27 May 1911

Japan
  • Hiroshi Nemoto graduated from the Japanese Army Academy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Jun 1911

Philippines
  • Joseph Stilwell was assigned to Company D of 12th Infantry Regiment at Fort William McKinley in Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 Jun 1911
  • The Spanish occupied Larache and Ksar-el-Kebir, Morocco. ww2dbase [AC]
6 Jun 1911
  • A decree confirmed the name change for aristocratic Silesian soldier of the German Empire Nikolaus Jastrzembski to Nikolaus von Falkenhorst. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
12 Jun 1911

Taiwan
  • Rear Admiral Koki Hirose was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Joseph McNarney departed Emporium, Pennsylvania, United States for the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Jun 1911

United States
  • The keel of Feihong was laid down by New York Shipbuilding in the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Henry Arnold was assigned to the Aeronautical Division of the US Army Signal Corps based in College Park, Maryland, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Jun 1911

United Kingdom
  • Haiqi arrived at Plymouth, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
22 Jun 1911

United Kingdom
  • Haiqi and her crew attended the coronation ceremony of King George V of the United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • King George V of the United Kingdom was crowned. ww2dbase [AC]
27 Jun 1911

United States
  • Omar Bradley received a letter from Congressman William Rucker noting that Bradley could attend an examination for entrance to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, United States as his secondary appointment. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Jun 1911

United Kingdom
  • Haiqi participated in the Spithead Naval Review off Gilkicker Point in southern England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Jul 1911
  • The German gunboat Panther arrived at the port of Agadir, Morocco, sparking an immediate reaction from the French and the British governments. ww2dbase [AC]
6 Jul 1911

United States
  • Henry Arnold recieved Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) pilot certificate No. 29. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
7 Jul 1911

France
  • The German ambassador in Paris, France informed the French Government that Germany had no territorial aspirations in Morocco and would negotiate for a French protectorate. ww2dbase [AC]
United States
  • Henry Arnold set an altitude record of 990 meters, or 3,260 feet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Jul 1911

United Kingdom
  • Yingrui was launched in Barrow-in-Furness, England, Unite Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Jul 1911
  • Germany offers to cede the northern part of Kamerun and Togoland in Africa to France in exchange for the French Congo. ww2dbase [AC]
18 Jul 1911
  • Hiroaki Abe was promoted to the rank of midshipman. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
21 Jul 1911
  • British Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George delivered a speech at the Mansion House in which he declared that national honour was more precious than peace. The speech was interpreted in Germany as a warning that they could not impose an unreasonable settlement on France. ww2dbase [AC]
27 Jul 1911

United States
  • Omar Bradley received a telegram noting he had been accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, United States. He was to report in at the academy before noon on 1 Aug 1911. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Jul 1911
30 Jul 1911

United States
  • Omar Bradley departed Moberly, Missouri, United States by train. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Aug 1911

United States
  • Omar Bradley entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Aug 1911

Japan
  • Chuichi Nagumo enrolled at the mine warfare school. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
10 Aug 1911
  • The British Parliament passed the Parliament Act 1911 which withdrew from the Lords the right to veto any financial bill originating from the Commons, and reduced the maximum duration of any government to five years. ww2dbase [AC]
  • George Brett transferred from the Philippine Scouts to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment within the US Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 Aug 1911

Korea
  • General Arisawa Ueda was named the commanding officer of the Japanese Chosen Army in occupied Korea, relieving Haruno Okubo. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • Henry Arnold set an altitude record of 1,270 meters, or 4,167 feet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
6 Sep 1911

Japan
  • Prince Kotohito was made the commanding officer of Imperial Guard Division. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Sep 1911

United States
  • Haiqi arrived in New York, New York, United States and became the first Chinese warship to enter American waters. Her officers and men visited the mausoleum of former US President Ulysses S. Grant and presented a wreath. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Sep 1911
Haiqi at New York, New York, United States, 11 Sep 1911, photo 1 of 4Haiqi at New York, New York, United States, 11 Sep 1911, photo 2 of 4Haiqi at New York, New York, United States, 11 Sep 1911, photo 3 of 4Haiqi at New York, New York, United States, 11 Sep 1911, photo 4 of 4
See all photos dated 11 Sep 1911
12 Sep 1911

United States
  • Haiqi departed New York, New York, United States with US Navy officer George Cooper on board, arriving in Washington DC, United States later on this date. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
13 Sep 1911

Japan
  • Kichisaburo Nomura was made the executive officer of protected cruiser Otowa. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Haiqi departed Washington DC, United States for Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Sep 1911

United States
  • Haiqi hosted US President William Howard Taft. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Sep 1911

Philippines
  • Joseph Stilwell departed Philippine Islands for China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
29 Sep 1911
  • Italy declared war on Turkey. ww2dbase [AC]
United Kingdom
  • Reginald Jones was born in Herne Hill, London, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
3 Oct 1911

Photo(s) dated 3 Oct 1911
American battleship Mississippi, later to become Greek battleship Kilkis, probably off New York City, United States, 3 Oct 1911
15 Oct 1911

Photo(s) dated 15 Oct 1911
Lt Cmdr Leahy as President William H. Taft
18 Oct 1911

United States
  • William Leahy served as naval aide to US President William Howard Taft at the keel laying ceremony of USS Jupiter, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
23 Oct 1911

United Kingdom
  • Chinese cruiser Zhaohe was launched at Elswick, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Oct 1911

China
  • Haichou fired on revolutionary forces at Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Oct 1911

China
  • Haichou fired on revolutionary forces at Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Haichen fired on revolutionary forces at Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Nov 1911
  • The first recorded aerial bombing occurred when Italian pilot Lieutenant Guilio Gavotti threw four 2kg grenades over the side of his Taube reconnaissance aircraft on a Turkish camp at Ain Zara, Libya at the altitude of 185 meters. He failed to cause any casualties. ww2dbase [CPC]
4 Nov 1911
  • The Treaty of Fez was signed following protracted negotiations between the French and German governments. Germany accepted France's position in Morocco and ceded territory in part of Chad, in return for territory in the French Congo and Togoland. ww2dbase [AC]
7 Nov 1911

France
  • Yolande Unternahrer was born in Paris, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
12 Nov 1911

China
  • The crew of Haichen switched sides at Wuhan, Hubei Province, China during the revolutionary war, declaring support for the revolutionary forces. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Nov 1911

China
  • At Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, Captain Huang Zhongying of protected cruiser Haichou switched sides in the Chinese revolution, declaring support for the revolutionaries. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Nov 1911
  • Erwin Rommel graduated from the Royal Officer Cadet School in Danzig. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 Nov 1911
  • Georg von Bismarck was promoted to the rank of Leutnant. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British Commander Oliver Schwann (one of five officers permitted by the Admiralty to train as pilots) made the first British water-borne take off, although he crashed while trying to land on the water. It was left to Arthur Longmore to achieve success two weeks later in a Short S.27. ww2dbase [AC]
20 Nov 1911

China
  • Haichou fired on the Qing troop concentration at the railroad station at Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, destroying 5 trains and killing many. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Dec 1911
  • Chuichi Nagumo was promoted to the rank of sublieutenant. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Rear Admiral Sukeshiro Hanabusa replaced Vice Admiral Tadamichi Kamaya as the chief of staff of Vice Admiral Hikohachi Yamada (Ryojun Naval District, northeastern China). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Captain Morihide Tanaka was named the Chief Equipping Officer of Settsu. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Rear Admiral Chayama was made the commanding officer of Maizuru Naval Arsenal in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Kotaro Koizumi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Dec 1911

United Kingdom
  • Yingrui was completed in England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
6 Dec 1911

China
  • Rear Admiral Yoshimoto Shoji replaced Rear Admiral Sukeshiro Hanabusa as the chief of staff of Vice Admiral Hikohachi Yamada (Ryojun Naval District, northeastern China). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
9 Dec 1911
14 Dec 1911

Belgium
  • José Streel was born in Seraing, Liège Province, Belgium. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Philippines
  • Joseph Stilwell returned to the Philippine Islands from China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz was born in Warsaw, Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Dec 1911

Japan
  • Hiroshi Nemoto was promoted to the rank of sub-lieutenant. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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