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1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949

1 Jan 1923

Canada
  • Andrew McNaughton was promoted to the rank of colonel. [Main Article | CPC]
6 Jan 1923
9 Jan 1923

Photo(s) dated 9 Jan 1923
USS S-32 and USS S-35 at Groton, Connecticut, United States, 9 Jan 1923
10 Jan 1923
  • Georg von Bismarck was transferred to the German 5th Infantry Regiment. [Main Article | CPC]
12 Jan 1923
17 Jan 1923

France
  • The keel of light cruiser La Motte-Picquet was laid down by the Arsenal de Lorient in France. [Main Article | CPC]
1 Feb 1923
  • The Italian Fascist Party established the paramilitary Blackshirt legions. [CPC]
4 Feb 1923

Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu's father, Prince Sandanaru, passed away. [Main Article | CPC]
5 Feb 1923
  • USS R-1 began to participate in fleet exercises off Central America. [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS R-5 participated in war games in the Gulf of Fonseca in Central America. [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Feb 1923
Carrier Hosho off Yokosuka, Japan, 5 Feb 1923; note 1MF Type 10 aircraft on flight deck
12 Feb 1923

United Kingdom
  • Roderick Carr was attached to the Headquarters of Inland Area of the British Royal Air Force. [Main Article | CPC]
13 Feb 1923
21 Feb 1923
1 Mar 1923 Taiwan
  • Rear Admiral Morie Tokiwa was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. [Main Article | CPC]
8 Mar 1923
  • USS S-31 was recommissioned into service upon completion of engine alternations. [Main Article | CPC]
17 Mar 1923
  • Iwane Matsui was promoted to the rank of major general. [Main Article | CPC]
23 Mar 1923
  • USS Iowa (Coast Battleship No. 4) was sunk as a radio-controlled target ship. At the behest of US Secretary of the Navy Denby, the National Anthem was played as she slipped beneath the water in recognition of the role that she had played in the 1898 Spanish-American War. [AC]
1 Apr 1923

France
  • Prince Yasuhiko was seriously injured in an automobile accident in a Paris suburb, France. Prince Kitashirakawa Naruhisa was killed in the same accident. [Main Article | CPC]
6 Apr 1923
  • USS R-1 completed its participation in fleet exercises off Central America. [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS R-5 completed war games in the Gulf of Fonseca in Central America. [Main Article | CPC]
10 Apr 1923

Germany
  • Daimler Airways inaugurated the first scheduled air-service between London, England, United Kingdom and Berlin, Germany, with intermediate stops at Bremen, Germany and Hamburg, Germany. [AC]
United States
  • USS R-1 arrived at San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States. [Main Article | CPC]
12 Apr 1923

Taiwan
  • Crown Prince Hirohito began a two-week tour of Taiwan. [Main Article | CPC]
19 Apr 1923

Photo(s) dated 19 Apr 1923
Crown Prince Hirohito at Shinchiku Train Station, Shinchiku City (now Hsinchu), Shinchiku Prefecture, Taiwan, 19 Apr 1923
20 Apr 1923
  • Quintin Brand was appointed a staff officer at the headquarters of the No. 5 Wing RAF. [Main Article | CPC]
26 Apr 1923

United Kingdom
  • Prince Albert, Duke of York, married the Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey, London, England, United Kingdom. [AC]
4 May 1923

Photo(s) dated 4 May 1923
American submarines S-24, S-25, and S-28 at Groton, Connecticut, United States, 4 May 1923
7 May 1923

United States
  • USS S-35 was recommissioned into service at New London, Connecticut, United States. [Main Article | CPC]
10 May 1923
  • Hiroaki Abe became the chief torpedo officer of cruiser Tama. [Main Article | CPC]
17 May 1923

Korea
  • The sign of the General Government Building in Keijo (now Seoul), Korea was hung on the building during a ceremony. [Main Article | CPC]
22 May 1923

United Kingdom
  • British Prime Minister Bonar Law resigned due to ill health and was succeeded by Stanley Baldwin. [AC]
31 May 1923
  • Rudolf Höss and a group of Nazi Party members killed suspected communist Walther Kadow in Mecklenburg, Germany to avenge the death of fellow party member Albert Leo Schlageter. [Main Article | CPC]
1 Jun 1923
  • Wilhelm Keitel was promoted to the rank of Major. [Main Article | CPC]
Korea
  • Vice Admiral Shozo Kuwashima was named the commanding officer of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea. [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Shiro Yamauchi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. [Main Article | CPC]
9 Jun 1923

Photo(s) dated 9 Jun 1923
USS S-21, USS S-34, and USS S-31 at Groton, Connecticut, United States, 9 Jun 1923
20 Jun 1923
  • Milwaukee was commissioned into service. [Main Article | CPC]
25 Jun 1923
  • Oswald Mosley's son Nicholas Mosley was born. [Main Article | CPC]
30 Jun 1923

United States
  • Henry Arnold's son John Arnold passed away from acute appendicitis. [Main Article | CPC]
1 Jul 1923
  • Hermes was commissioned into service. [Main Article | CPC]
  • The value of the German Mark decreased to the level that it now cost about 160,000 Marks to exchange for US$1. [CPC]
16 Jul 1923 Hawaii
  • USS R-1, along with the rest of the Submarine Division 9, was transferred to Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS R-5 arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
20 Jul 1923
  • The Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa was killed in an ambush at Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico. [AC]
23 Jul 1923
  • Gustav Stresemann, the chairman of the Deutsche People's Party, wrote to Crown Prince Wilhelm suggesting that Germany's priority should be the removal of foreign occupation. Within a month Stresemann would be appointed as the new Chancellor. [AC]
24 Jul 1923
  • The Treaty of Lausanne was agreed between the Allies and Turkey (the successor state to the Ottoman Empire). This superseded the Treaty of Sèvres which had not been recognized by the new Turkish regime. [AC]
31 Jul 1923
1 Aug 1923
  • The value of the German Mark decreased to the level that it now cost about 1,000,000 Marks to exchange for US$1. [CPC]
United States
  • Devol Brett, the oldest son of George Brett, was born at the Letterman Army Hospital at the Presidio, San Francisco, California, United States. [Main Article | CPC]
6 Aug 1923

Korea
  • Major General Harumi Akai was named the chief of staff of the Japanese Chosen Army in occupied Korea. [CPC]
Taiwan
  • General Soroku Suzuki was named the commanding officer of the Taiwan Army. [CPC]
13 Aug 1923
  • Deutsche People's Party leader Gustav Stresemann was appointed German Chancellor and Foreign Minister in a new Grand Coalition Government. [AC]
14 Aug 1923

France
  • Duguay-Trouin was launched at Brest, France. [Main Article | CPC]
15 Aug 1923
22 Aug 1923
  • The world's largest aircraft at the time of its appearance, the triplane Walter Barling designed XNBL-1 (eXperimental Night Bomber Long range) made its maiden flight. The prototype marked the first flight of a six engine American aircraft. Flying a total of 28 miles during its test flight from Dayton, Ohio, United States the XNBL-1 reached a speed of 93 mph, but unfortunately the aircraft was crippled by its under-powered Liberty inline engines and the project, as well as the improved XNBL-2 development, was abandoned in 1925. [AC]
27 Aug 1923

Greece
  • Italian General Enrico Tellini and four companions were ambushed and assassinated in Greek territory by Albanian bandits. [AC]
29 Aug 1923

Italy
  • Italy sent an ultimatum to Greece demanding an official apology for the murder of General Enrico Tellini, who was killed by Albanian bandits but in Greek territory. [AC]
30 Aug 1923
  • Colorado was commissioned into service. [Main Article | CPC]
1 Sep 1923
  • The first three combat legions of the Italian Blackshirts were mobilized and sent to Libya. [CPC]
  • Mutsu transported food and medical supplies for victims of the Great Kanto Earthquake. [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
Japan
  • Prince Kotohito was inside his family mansion at Odawara, Japan when the Kanto Earthquake of 1923 struck; the building suffered damage but he escaped with minimal injuries. [Main Article | CPC]
6 Sep 1923 Taiwan
  • Kakichi Uchida was named the governor-general of Taiwan. [CPC]
8 Sep 1923

Japan
  • Chuichi Nagumo was named the chairman of a special Japanese Navy rescue committee in the wake of the Great Kanto Earthquake. [Main Article | CPC]
13 Sep 1923

Spain
  • Primo de Rivera seized power in Spain by a coup d'etat and established a fascist dictatorship. [AC]
15 Sep 1923

Japan
  • Kichisaburo Nomura was made the commanding officer of 1st Expeditionary Fleet. [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Sep 1923
Crown Prince Hirohito visiting Yokohama, Japan after the Great Kanto Earthquake, 15 Sep 1923, photo 1 of 3Crown Prince Hirohito visiting Yokohama, Japan after the Great Kanto Earthquake, 15 Sep 1923, photo 2 of 3Crown Prince Hirohito visiting Yokohama, Japan after the Great Kanto Earthquake, 15 Sep 1923, photo 3 of 3
19 Sep 1923

China
  • Hikokichi Ijuin stepped down as the Governor-General of Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. [CPC]
24 Sep 1923
  • Quintin Brand was appointed the commanding officer of No. 56 Squadron RAF. [Main Article | CPC]
26 Sep 1923

China
  • Hideo Kodama was named the Governor-General of Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. [CPC]
Germany
  • Bavarian Prime Minister Eugen von Knilling declared a state of emergency in Munich (München) and appointed Gustav von Kahr as State Commissioner with dictatorial powers. [AC]
27 Sep 1923

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort's son Joseph Rochefort, Jr. was born in California, United States. [Main Article | CPC]
1 Oct 1923
  • Southern Rhodesia became a self-governing colony with Charles Coghlan as the first elected premier. [AC]
15 Oct 1923

Japan
18 Oct 1923

United Kingdom
  • King George V granted the prefix "Royal", to the British Army Tank Corps, making it the Royal Tank Corps. The title would persist until 1939 when it was altered to the Royal Tank Regiment. [AC]
27 Oct 1923

Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu was named the protocol officer of the Imperial court. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Prince Kotohito was made the Protocol Officer. [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Excursion steamer Greater Buffalo was launched at the American Ship Building Company of Lorain, Ohio, United States. [Main Article | DS]
30 Oct 1923 United Kingdom
  • Former British Prime Minister Bonar Law died in London, England, United Kingdom from throat cancer. [AC]
1 Nov 1923
  • The value of the German Mark decreased to the level that it now cost about 4,000,000,000 Marks to exchange for US$1. [CPC]
3 Nov 1923
  • Concord was commissioned into service. [Main Article | CPC]
  • German Social Democrat Interior Minister Wilhelm Sollmann, Justice Minister Gustav Radbruch and Vice Chancellor Robert Schmidt resigned from the German coalition government, thus bringing about its collapse within weeks. [AC]
4 Nov 1923
  • On this German Memorial Day (Volkstrauertag), the Nazi Party planned to begin a national revolution in Munich, Germany, but due to a unexpectedly heavy police presence at the planned parade routes, the action was canceled in the last minute. [CPC]
6 Nov 1923

Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Tadatsugu Tajiri was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. [Main Article | CPC]
8 Nov 1923

Germany
  • The Nazi Party attempted to seize power in Germany with the Beer Hall Putsch in München, Germany. [TH]
9 Nov 1923
  • The Nazi Party's attempt to seize power in Germany, the Beer Hall Putsch, ended ignominiously. [TH]
Photo(s) dated 9 Nov 1923
Heinrich Himmler (holding flag) outside the office of the Military District for Bayern (Bavaria) during the Beer Hall Putsch, München (Munich), Germany, 9 Nov 1923
10 Nov 1923

Japan
  • Chuichi Nagumo was name an instructor at the Japanese naval war college. [Main Article | CPC]
20 Nov 1923
23 Nov 1923
  • The German coalition government collapsed with the departure of the Socials Democrats. Centrist Wilhelm Marx was appointed Chancellor with his predecessor, Gustav Stresemann, as Foreign Minister. [AC]
29 Nov 1923

Japan
  • Crown Prince Yi Un graduated from the Japanese Army War College and was made the commanding officer of a company in the Japanese 2nd Infantry Regiment. [Main Article | CPC]
1 Dec 1923
  • Isoroku Yamamoto was promoted to the rank of captain. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hiroaki Abe was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander. [Main Article | CPC]
  • West Virginia was commissioned into service. [Main Article | CPC]
  • Nobutake Kondo was promoted to the rank of commander. [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
8 Dec 1923

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort's request to the United States Navy Mine Force was denied. [Main Article | CPC]
13 Dec 1923
28 Dec 1923

United States
  • George Bernard Shaw's play St. Joan premiered at the Garrick theatre, New York, New York, United States. [AC]

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




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