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1 Jan 1919
  • Tunku Osman was born. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Robert Saundby was awarded the Air Force Cross. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Karl Wiligut retired from military service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • The VO, or Military Department, the Soviet military intelligence service, was renamed OO, or Special Department. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Richard Saul was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Jan 1919
  • In Germany, the 4,000-strong Freikorps was placed at the disposal of Chancellor Ebert as a Peace keeping force. ww2dbase [AC]
5 Jan 1919

Germany
  • Germans Anton Drexler, Gottfried Feder, Dietrich Eckart, Karl Harrer, and 20 others formally named their small political group the German Workers' Party (Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) in Munich, Germany. The party aimed to support middle-class citizens of the Aryan race. This party was the forerunner of the Nazi Party. ww2dbase [CPC]
6 Jan 1919
  • Richard O'Connor was Mentioned in Despatches. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
9 Jan 1919
  • Mildred Tuttle was born in Coffeyville, Kansas, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The German Workers Party was founded by a watchmaker, Anton Drexler (a former member of the Fatherland Party set up in 1917). In Sep 1919 a former soldier by the name of Adolf Hitler would enroll as member No.555 (enrollments began with No. 501). ww2dbase [AC]
Germany
  • Serious incidents of fighting occurred in the streets of Berlin, Germany, between the Freikorps and the Leibknecht's Spartacists. The forces of the left were defeated. ww2dbase [AC]
10 Jan 1919
  • Georg von Bismarck became a member of the Reichswehr as a member of the 16th Infantry Regiment. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Henry Arnold was made the District Supervisor of Western District of the Air Service of the US Army. From his office at Rockwell Field, San Diego, California, United States, he was responsible for the demobilization of 8,000 airmen and surplus aircraft. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
13 Jan 1919
  • Celia Hunter was born in Arlington, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Jan 1919

Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu's second child, Princess Yasuko, passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 Jan 1919

France
  • The Paris Peace Conference opened in Versailles, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Masafumi Arima was assigned to battleship Suo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
19 Jan 1919

Germany
  • In the German elections, Chancellor Ebert's Social Democrats won a large plurality with 38 percent of the total vote. ww2dbase [AC]
20 Jan 1919

Germany
  • Joseph Stilwell was made the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, US 4th Corps in Cochem, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
21 Jan 1919
  • The Irish Dáil (Revolutionary Nationalist Parliament) declared a state of war between Ireland and England. The Irish Volunteers were reconstituted as the para-military "Irish Republican Army" (IRA). ww2dbase [AC]
22 Jan 1919
  • Edmund Herring returned to his former rank of lieutenant and stepped down as the commanding officer of B Battery, 99th Field Artillery Brigade of the British Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Arizona departed New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
23 Jan 1919

United States
  • USS Arizona arrived at Norfolk, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Feb 1919

United States
  • USS Arizona departed Norfolk, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 Feb 1919

France
  • Kichisaburo Nomura was made a member of the Japanese delegation to Versailles, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
7 Feb 1919
8 Feb 1919
  • USS Arizona arrived at Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Feb 1919
  • Iwane Matsui was named the commanding officer of the Japanese 39th Infantry Regiment. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
21 Feb 1919
  • The first US-designed fighter to enter full-scale production, the Thomas Morse MB-3 biplane, made its maiden flight. ww2dbase [AC]
23 Feb 1919
  • Benito Mussolini formed the Fascist Party in Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
27 Feb 1919

United States
  • Submarine S-35 was launched at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation yard in San Francisco, California, United States, sponsored by Miss Louise C. Bailey. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Feb 1919
Launching of submarine S-35, San Francisco, California, United States, 27 Feb 1919
5 Mar 1919
8 Mar 1919

Malta
  • The Egyptian nationalist leader Saad Zaghloul went into exile in Malta. ww2dbase [AC]
17 Mar 1919
  • USS Arizona departed Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Joseph Rochefort was given the rating of Machinist. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
22 Mar 1919
  • USS Arizona arrived at Trinidad. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
23 Mar 1919

Italy
  • Benito Mussolini established the Fasci di combattiment (Fighting Fascists) organization in Milan, Italy with 200 members. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC, AC]
25 Mar 1919
  • USS Arizona departed Trinidad. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
29 Mar 1919
  • USS Arizona arrived at Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Romania
  • The marriage between Crown Prince Carol and Joanna Marie Valentina Lambrino was annulled. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Mar 1919

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort was assigned to the passenger ship Koningin der Nederlanden. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Apr 1919

United States
  • The keel of destroyer Reuben James was laid down by New York Shipbuilding Corp. in Camden, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
9 Apr 1919
  • USS Arizona departed Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
12 Apr 1919
  • USS Arizona arrived at Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, and then departed later in the same day for Brest, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Gonsuke Hayashi succeeded Lieutenant General Yujiro Nakamura as the Governor-General of Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. ww2dbase [CPC]
13 Apr 1919

India
  • When Brigadier General Dyer had been sent with a force of Gurkhas to Amritsar, India, he was faced with an illegal assembly of several thousands who were being whipped up by agitators. Considering that his men were under threat and that the trouble should be nipped in the bud, he ordered his troops to open fire after warnings had been given to the crowd, resulting in 379 Indians being killed and many more injured. To placate Indian opinion Dyer was removed from his command, but there were many who considered that he had taken the correct course, and in a later libel action the judge ruled that it had been wrong to remove him. ww2dbase [AC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Apr 1919
New Mexico photographed from an airplane, while steaming in line with other battleships, 13 Apr 1919
15 Apr 1919

United States
  • USS R-5 was commissioned into service at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, United States with Lieutenant Commander Eric L. Barr in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
18 Apr 1919

France
  • Douglas MacArthur departed Brest, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
21 Apr 1919
  • USS Arizona arrived at Brest, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
23 Apr 1919

France
  • Joseph Rochefort departed Brest, France aboard passenger ship Koningin der Nederlanden as a member of the crew. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Apr 1919

United States
  • Douglas MacArthur arrived in New York, New York, United States via ocean liner Leviathan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Apr 1919

United States
  • USS R-5 departed Boston, Massachusetts, United States for New London, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Apr 1919

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort arrived at Newport News, Virginia, United States aboard passenger ship Koningin der Nederlanden as a member of the crew. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 May 1919
  • Quintin Brand was promoted to the rank of major. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 May 1919
  • USS Arizona departed Brest, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 May 1919

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort received a fitness report from his commanding officer aboard passenger ship Koningin der Nederlanden; the evaluation was mixed, noting that he was not ready to be promoted to become an officer. The United States Navy would soon promote him despite of this report. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 May 1919
  • USS Arizona arrived at Izmir, Turkey, and the Marine detachment was disembarked to protect American interests in this Greek-occupied Turkish city; elements of the Turkish population resisted the Greek occupied with violence. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
19 May 1919

Turkey
  • The Turkish War of Independence began. ww2dbase [AC]
31 May 1919
1 Jun 1919
  • Delhi was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 Jun 1919
  • Richard O'Connor was Mentioned in Despatches. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
6 Jun 1919
  • Marcel-Bruno Gensoul was promoted to the rank of capitaine de corvette. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Arthur Coningham was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross medal. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
9 Jun 1919
  • USS Arizona departed Izmir, Turkey with United States consul-at-large Leland F. Morris on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
10 Jun 1919
  • USS Arizona arrived at Istanbul, Turkey and disembarked United States consul-at-large Leland F. Morris on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Captain Hiroshi Furukawa was named the commanding officer of Settsu. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Jun 1919

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort was promoted to the rank of temporary ensign as he completed the Navy Steam-Engineering Training School hosted by Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Jun 1919
  • USS Arizona departed Istanbul, Turkey. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Jun 1919
  • The victorious powers gave a ultimatum to Germany to agree to the Treaty of Versailles by 24 Jun 1919. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Lewis Puller graduated from the US Marine Corps Officer Candidates School at Quantico, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
17 Jun 1919

Russia
  • Roderick Carr engaged in combat with Soviet aircraft over Puchega, Russia, shooting down one aircraft and destroying three aircraft on the ground. He would later receive a Distinguished Flying Cross medal for this action. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
23 Jun 1919

Germany
  • Joseph Stilwell stepped down as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, US 4th Corps in Cochem, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
24 Jun 1919

Germany
  • The German Reichstag agreed to the Treaty of Versailles. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Jun 1919

Russia
  • Kliment Voroshilov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for the first time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Jun 1919

France
  • The Treaty of Versailles and the Covenant of the League of Nations were signed in Paris, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1919
Wedding photo of Harry Truman and Bess Wallace, 219 N. Delaware, Independence, Missouri, United States, 28 Jun 1919
30 Jun 1919
  • Bruce Fraser was promoted to the rank of commander. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Arizona arrived at New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 Jul 1919

France
  • Joseph Stilwell departed France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Joseph Rochefort, deactivated from the United States Navy, returned to home near Los Angeles, California, United States and would soon begin working as a plumber. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
9 Jul 1919

Japan
  • Settsu hosted Emperor Taisho during a naval review off Yokohama, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Jul 1919

Photo(s) dated 14 Jul 1919
Prince Albert of the United Kingdom, Major General Hugh Trenchard, and Colonel C. L. Courtney at the Independent Air Force Dinner, 14 Jul 1919
15 Jul 1919

Belgium
  • Richard Saul was honored by Belgium with the Croix de Guerre with Palms medal and was made a Chevalier of the Order of the Crown. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Joseph Stilwell arrived in the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Jul 1919

United States
  • Joseph Stilwell began a period of leave in the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
17 Jul 1919
  • Bruce Fraser was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 Jul 1919
  • Britain's most successful fighter Ace of World War 1, Major Edward "Mick" Mannock, who attained a total of 73 accredited kills, was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest award for valour. ww2dbase [AC]
20 Jul 1919

Germany
  • Martin Niemöller married Else Bremer. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Jul 1919
  • Kenkichi Ueda was promoted to the rank of colonel. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
31 Jul 1919

Germany
  • The German Reichstag passed the new constitution. ww2dbase [CPC]
1 Aug 1919
  • Quintin Brand was given the rank of captain in the newly formed Royal Air Force. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 Aug 1919

Russia
  • The Russian battleship Petropavlovsk was torpedoed and sunk at Kronstadt near Petrograd, Russia by a British coastal motorboat. Salvaged and repaired she was renamed Marat but was crippled by German dive-bombers at Kronstadt in Sep 1941. Repaired (and renamed Petropavlovsk again) she would see out World War II as a floating battery. ww2dbase [AC]
20 Aug 1919

Taiwan
  • General Jiro Akashi was named the commanding officer of the newly-formed Taiwan Army with Major General Koichiro Soda as his chief of staff. ww2dbase [CPC]
25 Aug 1919

United States
  • Matthew Urbanowicz was born in Buffalo, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | JR]
29 Aug 1919

United States
  • Joseph Stilwell ended a period of leave in the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Joseph Stilwell enrolled in the University of California in Berkeley, California, United States to study Chinese. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
31 Aug 1919
  • The new German constitution was ratified by President Friedrich Ebert. ww2dbase [CPC]
2 Sep 1919

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler joined the German Workers' Party (German: Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, or simply DAP). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 Sep 1919

South Africa
  • Jan Smuts became the 2nd Prime Minister of South Africa. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • US General John Joseph Pershing was made General of the Armies, a rank unique in American military history. ww2dbase [AC]
11 Sep 1919

United Kingdom
  • Hermes was launched at Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom, sponsored by Mrs. A. Cooper, daughter of the First Lord of the Admiralty, Walter Long. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Sep 1919

Photo(s) dated 15 Sep 1919
Battleship Lemnos at Smyrna, Turkey, 15 Sep 1919Greek battleship Lemnos firing a salute to US Navy Admiral Mark Bristol at Smyrna, Turkey, 15 Sep 1919; note British D-class light cruiser in background
17 Sep 1919

Photo(s) dated 17 Sep 1919
Kim Gu and other members of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea in Shanghai, China, 17 Sep 1919
19 Sep 1919

United States
  • While living at home near Los Angeles, California, United States, Joseph Rochefort received a letter from the United States Navy Bureau of Navigation asking him to return to service aboard tanker Cuyama based out of San Diego, California. Rochefort would readily agree to return to naval service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Oct 1919
  • Evelyn Sharp was born in Melstone, Montana, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • Pierre Barjot was promoted to the rank of second ensign while serving at Toulon, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Oct 1919

United States
  • Destroyer Reuben James was launched in Camden, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
7 Oct 1919

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort reported for duty aboard tanker Cuyama as her assistant engineering officer; the ship was based out of San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
8 Oct 1919

Taiwan
  • Attun Palalin was born in Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
9 Oct 1919

Japan
  • Settsu began her preparations to host Emperor Taisho. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
12 Oct 1919
14 Oct 1919
  • Kenkichi Ueda made the head of the operations section of the Siberian Expeditionary Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 Oct 1919
  • Iro Ilk was born in Nassau an der Lahn, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
21 Oct 1919

United Kingdom
  • The work on carrier Eagle was paused as Chile negotiated with the United Kingdom to regain ownership of the ship still under construction, offering £1,500,000. The British Admiralty rejected the offer after calculating that it would cost £2,500,000 to convert the ship back to battleship configuration that Chile wanted to receive. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Roderick Carr was removed from the active list of British Roayl Air Force. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Oct 1919

Taiwan
  • General Jiro Akashi was removed from his position as the commanding officer of the Taiwan Army. ww2dbase [CPC]
31 Oct 1919

Taiwan
  • Baron Kenjiro Den was named the governor-general of Taiwan, the first civilian to hold that post. ww2dbase [CPC]
6 Nov 1919

Japan
  • Settsu was placed in reserve. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Nov 1919

United Kingdom
  • British Admiralty approved carrier Eagle for flight trials. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
12 Nov 1919

France
  • Kichisaburo Nomura completed his duties as a member of the Japanese delegation to Versailles, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Nov 1919

Lithuania
  • Roderick Carr joined the air arm of the Lithuanian Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Nov 1919

Japan
  • Tenryu was commissioned into service and was assigned to Kure Naval District in Japan. Commander Teijiro Murase was named her first commanding officer. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Captain Tetsutaro Imaizumi was named the commanding officer of Settsu. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Nov 1919
Launch of USS California at Mare Island Navy Yard, 20 Nov 1919
1 Dec 1919
  • Furious was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Isoroku Yamamoto was promoted to the rank of commander. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hiroaki Abe became a staff officer with Japanese Navy 3rd Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Tenryu was named the flagship of Destroyer Squadron 2 of Japanese 2nd Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Nobutake Kondo, having just graduated from the Japanese Naval War College, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Prince Hiroyasu was named the commanding officer of the 2nd Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Masafumi Arima enrolled in torpedo school in Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hiroshi Nemoto was enrolled in the Japanese Army War College. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Korea
  • Vice Admiral Tomojiro Chisaka was named the commanding officer of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • General Goro Shiba was named the commanding officer of the Taiwan Army. On the same day, Rear Admiral Shigeushi Nakagawa was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [CPC]
4 Dec 1919

United States
  • USS R-1 departed New London, Connecticut, United States for Norfolk, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS R-5 departed for Norfolk, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
12 Dec 1919

Japan
  • Prince Kotohito was promoted to the rank of field marshal. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
13 Dec 1919

Germany
  • Hans-Joachim Marseille was born at Berliner Straße 164, Berlin, Germany at 2345 hours. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
17 Dec 1919
19 Dec 1919
  • An IRA ambush at Ashtown, Dublin, Ireland failed in its attempt to assassinate the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Sir John French. After a brief gunfight the police escort fought off the attack. ww2dbase [AC]
23 Dec 1919

Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu's first child, Prince Hiroyoshi, married Prince Tokiko Ichijo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
27 Dec 1919

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




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