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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 [Joseph Stilwell | CPC]
9 Jan 1911
  • Marcel-Bruno Gensoul was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. ww2dbase [Marcel-Bruno Gensoul | 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 [Pennsylvania | San Francisco, California | AC]
31 Jan 1911

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

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

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

Germany
4 Mar 1911

United States
11 Mar 1911

Japan
20 Mar 1911
  • Georg von Bismarck was promoted to the rank of F√§hnrich. ww2dbase [Georg von Bismarck | CPC]
  • Werner von Blomberg was promoted to the rank of Hauptmann. ww2dbase [Werner von Blomberg | CPC]
30 Mar 1911

Japan
11 Apr 1911

China
  • Haiqi departed Shanghai, China for Britain. ww2dbase [Haiqi | Shanghai | 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 [Chuichi Nagumo | 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 [Henry Arnold | CPC]
22 Apr 1911

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

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

United States
13 May 1911

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

Canada
  • Andrew McNaughton was promoted to the rank of captain. ww2dbase [Andrew McNaughton | CPC]
19 May 1911

United States
21 May 1911
  • Having defeated the weak Federal Army, Francisco I. Madero compels Mexican President Porfirio D√≠az 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 [Henry Stimson | CPC]
United States
27 May 1911

Japan
  • Hiroshi Nemoto graduated from the Japanese Army Academy. ww2dbase [Hiroshi Nemoto | 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 [Joseph Stilwell | Manila | 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 [Nikolaus von Falkenhorst | 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 [Mako Guard District | Mako, Hoko | CPC]
United States
  • Joseph McNarney departed Emporium, Pennsylvania, United States for the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph McNarney | West Point, New York | CPC]
14 Jun 1911

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

United States
  • Pedro del Valle received an appointment by George Radcliffe Colton to attend the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. ww2dbase [Pedro del Valle | Maryland | CPC]
20 Jun 1911

United Kingdom
22 Jun 1911

United Kingdom
  • King George V of the United Kingdom was crowned. ww2dbase [London, England | AC]
  • Haiqi and her crew attended the coronation ceremony of King George V of the United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Haiqi | London, England | CPC]
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 [Omar Bradley | Moberly, Missouri | CPC]
30 Jun 1911

United Kingdom
  • Haiqi participated in the Spithead Naval Review off Gilkicker Point in southern England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Haiqi | Gosport, England | CPC]
  • John David Lamont Morris was born in Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [John Morris | Reading, England | DS]
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]
Dutch East Indies
6 Jul 1911

United States
  • Henry Arnold recieved F√©d√©ration A√©ronautique Internationale (FAI) pilot certificate No. 29. ww2dbase [Henry Arnold | 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 [Paris | AC]
United States
  • Henry Arnold set an altitude record of 990 meters, or 3,260 feet. ww2dbase [Henry Arnold | CPC]
10 Jul 1911

Russia
14 Jul 1911

United Kingdom
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 [Hiroaki Abe | 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 [Omar Bradley | Moberly, Missouri | CPC]
28 Jul 1911
30 Jul 1911

United States
1 Aug 1911

United States
4 Aug 1911

Japan
  • Chuichi Nagumo enrolled at the mine warfare school. ww2dbase [Chuichi Nagumo | 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 [George Brett | 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 [Henry Arnold | CPC]
29 Aug 1911
  • USS Oregon was recommissioned. ww2dbase [Oregon | DS]
31 Aug 1911

Germany
2 Sep 1911

Russia
  • Kasuga escorted torpedo depot ship Anegawa to Vladivostok, Russia, where the depot ship, originally a Russian Navy ship, could be returned to Russia. ww2dbase [Kasuga | Vladivostok | CPC]
6 Sep 1911

Japan
  • Prince Kotohito was made the commanding officer of Imperial Guard Division. ww2dbase [Kotohito | 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 [Haiqi | New York | 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 [Haiqi | Washington | CPC]
13 Sep 1911

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

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

Philippines
  • Joseph Stilwell departed Philippine Islands for China. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | CPC]
29 Sep 1911
  • Italy declared war on Turkey. ww2dbase [AC]
United Kingdom
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
23 Oct 1911

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

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

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

Germany
  • The Bremen, Germany-based firm Norddeutschen Maschinen- und Armaturenfabrik GmbH was transformed into the shipbuilder Atlas Werke AG. ww2dbase [Atlas Werke AG | Bremen, Weser-Ems | AG]
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]
Germany
  • Hugo Stinnes purchased Nordseewerke Emden Werft und Dock Aktiengesellschaft in Emden, Germany. ww2dbase [Nordseewerke Emden | Emden | AG]
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
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 [Haichen | Wuhan, Hebei | 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 [Haichou | Wuhan, Hubei | CPC]
15 Nov 1911
  • Erwin Rommel graduated from the Royal Officer Cadet School in Danzig. ww2dbase [Erwin Rommel | CPC]
18 Nov 1911
  • Georg von Bismarck was promoted to the rank of Leutnant. ww2dbase [Georg von Bismarck | 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 [Haichou | Wuhan, Hubei | CPC]
1 Dec 1911
  • Chuichi Nagumo was promoted to the rank of sublieutenant. ww2dbase [Chuichi Nagumo | 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 [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
Japan
  • Captain Morihide Tanaka was named the Chief Equipping Officer of Settsu. ww2dbase [Settsu | CPC]
  • Rear Admiral Chayama was made the commanding officer of Maizuru Naval Arsenal in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Maizuru Naval Arsenal | Maizuru, Kyoto | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Kotaro Koizumi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Mako Guard District | Mako, Hoko | CPC]
2 Dec 1911

United Kingdom
  • Yingrui was completed in England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Yingrui | England | 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 [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
9 Dec 1911
14 Dec 1911
  • Arturo Riccardi was made Knight of the Order of the Crown of Italy. ww2dbase [Arturo Riccardi | CPC]
Belgium Philippines
  • Joseph Stilwell returned to the Philippine Islands from China. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | CPC]
Poland
26 Dec 1911

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

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




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