1910 | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919
1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929
1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | 1939
1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949

3 Jan 1925
  • Mussolini claimed political responsibility of the murder of Socialist politician Giacomo Matteotti. ww2dbase [Benito Mussolini | CPC]
7 Jan 1925

Germany
  • Emden was launched at the Reichsmarinewerft shipyard in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Admiral Hans Zenker gave a speech at her launching, and the ship was christened by the widow of Karl von M?ller, who had commanded the original warship by the same name of Emden during WW1. ww2dbase [Kriegsmarinewerft | Emden | CPC]
17 Jan 1925

United States
  • Douglas MacArthur was promoted to the rank of major general, making him the youngest at that rank in the US Army. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | CPC]
21 Jan 1925
26 Jan 1925

Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu's sixth child, Princess Tomoko, married Prince Asaakira Kuni. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | CPC]
4 Feb 1925
  • Memphis was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Memphis | CPC]
6 Feb 1925

Italy
  • Arturo Riccardi was assigned to the Ministry of Navy. ww2dbase [Arturo Riccardi | CPC]
9 Feb 1925
  • The incomplete Japanese battleship Tosa, which had been cancelled in accordance with the 1922 Washington Treaty, was expended as a target. ww2dbase [AC]
Japan
  • The incomplete 40,000-ton Japanese battleship Tosa was scuttled off Kure, Japan, her existance being banned by the Washington Treaty. ww2dbase [AC]
16 Feb 1925

United States
  • USS S-44 was commissioned into service with Lieutenant A. H. Bateman in command. ww2dbase [S-44 | CPC]
24 Feb 1925
  • Roger Backhouse was promoted to the rank of rear admiral. ww2dbase [Roger Backhouse | CPC]
25 Feb 1925
  • Diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union were established. ww2dbase [CPC]
Greece
26 Feb 1925
  • Adolf Hitler was released from prison; on the same day, the German government allowed the Nazi Party to publish its newspaper once again. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | CPC]
27 Feb 1925
  • A rally in Munich, Germany proclaimed the relaunching of the Nazi Party. ww2dbase [CPC]
3 Mar 1925

United States
  • James Byrnes stepped down as a member of the US House of Representatives. ww2dbase [James Byrnes | CPC]
10 Mar 1925
  • Light carrier Hosho was taken out of service to be fitted with a hydraulically-operated crash barrier. ww2dbase [Hosho | CPC]
24 Mar 1925

Japan
  • Naka was launched at Yokohama, Japan. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
25 Mar 1925

United Kingdom
  • John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of television at Selfridges department store in London, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [AC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Mar 1925
Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii looking East.  The Army?s Luke Field facilities are at left and the Navy?s Air Station at right, Mar 25, 1925.
27 Mar 1925

Malta
  • HMS Hermes began a seven-week period of refit in Malta. ww2dbase [Hermes | CPC]
31 Mar 1925
  • S-45 was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [S-45 | CPC]
1 Apr 1925
6 Apr 1925

Photo(s) dated 6 Apr 1925
Aircraft carrier Akagi at Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, 6 Apr 1925
15 Apr 1925

Japan
  • Commander Choji Inoue was named the chief equipping officer of Naka. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
  • Prince Hiroyasu was named a member to the Supreme War Council. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | CPC]
  • Masafumi Arima was assigned to Hiei. ww2dbase [Masafumi Arima | CPC]
Korea
  • Vice Admiral Taro Inutsuka was named the commanding officer of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea. ww2dbase [Chinkai Guard District | CPC]
Russia
  • Retired German Colonel Hermann von der Lieth-Thomsen signed a contract to establish a fighter pilot school in Russia. ww2dbase [Treaty of Rapallo | CPC]
20 Apr 1925

Japan
  • Settsu received a new commanding officer. ww2dbase [Settsu | CPC]
23 Apr 1925

United Kingdom
  • Barnes Wallis married Molly Bloxam in Britain. ww2dbase [Barnes Wallis | CPC]
25 Apr 1925

United States
  • USS New Mexico departed Bremerton, Washington, United States for US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [New Mexico | CPC]
27 Apr 1925

Hawaii
  • USS S-26 arrived at Hawaii. ww2dbase [S-26 | CPC]
30 Apr 1925

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party and Ernst R?hm's SA organization (also known as Frontbann at this time) formally split. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | CPC]
1 May 1925
  • Adolf Hitler received a letter notifying him that he had failed to file tax in 1924 and in the first quarter of 1925. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | CPC]
  • Iwane Matsui was named the head of the 2nd Bureau of the Japanese Army General Staff. ww2dbase [Iwane Matsui | CPC]
  • Captain Kiyoshi Anno was made the commanding officer of Kamoi. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
Japan
  • Kenkichi Ueda was attached to the supply section of the Japanese Army Cavalry Command. ww2dbase [Kenkichi Ueda | CPC]
2 May 1925

United States
  • Douglas MacArthur returned to the United States from the Philippine Islands to take command of the IV Corps Area based at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | CPC]
4 May 1925

Photo(s) dated 4 May 1925
Aircraft carrier USS Langley (Langley-class) alongside Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, 4 May 1925.
13 May 1925

Italy
  • Arturo Riccardi stepped down from the Ministry of Navy. ww2dbase [Arturo Riccardi | CPC]
Turkmenia
  • The Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic was formed. ww2dbase [CPC]
22 May 1925
  • Field Marshal Sir John French, the former commander-in-chief of the British expeditionary force at the start of the Great War and later Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, died at Deal Castle in Kent, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [AC]
28 May 1925

Germany
  • The former Kaiserliche Werft Kiel in Germany became the public limited company Deutsche Werke Kiel AG. ww2dbase [Deutsche Werke Kiel | AG]
United Kingdom
  • HMS Hermes arrived at Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Hermes | CPC]
30 May 1925
  • The colourful radical nationalist Moeller van den Bruck (author of the 1923 book "The Third Reich" - soon to be utilised to describe Germany under the Hitler Regime) shot himself whilst confined in a psychiatric hospital. ww2dbase [AC]
Hawaii
  • USS S-26 departed Hawaii. ww2dbase [S-26 | CPC]
United States
  • Joseph Stilwell stepped down as the Assistant Executive at Fort Benning, Georgia, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | CPC]
31 May 1925

United States
  • Joseph Stilwell began a period of leave in the United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | CPC]
1 Jun 1925
  • Chuichi Nagumo began a tour to Europe and the United States. ww2dbase [Chuichi Nagumo | CPC]
3 Jun 1925
  • Milton Miles was promoted to the rank of lieutenant (junior grade). ww2dbase [Milton Miles | CPC]
5 Jun 1925
  • S-46 was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [S-46 | CPC]
17 Jun 1925

United Kingdom
  • HMS Hermes departed Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Hermes | CPC]
1 Jul 1925

Australia
  • Edmund Herring was promoted to the rank of major. ww2dbase [Edmund Herring | CPC]
2 Jul 1925
  • HMS Effingham was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Effingham | CPC]
  • The installation of a hydraulically-operated crash barrier was completed on light carrier Hosho. ww2dbase [Hosho | CPC]
12 Jul 1925
  • USS S-31 arrived at Cavite, Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [S-31 | CPC]
Philippines
  • USS S-35 arrived at the Submarine Base, Cavite, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [S-35 | CPC]
14 Jul 1925

Japan
  • Prince Hironobu graduated from the Japanese Navy Academy. ww2dbase [Hironobu | CPC]
18 Jul 1925

Germany
24 Jul 1925

Greece
  • Alexandros Sakellariou was reactivated into military service at the rank of commander. ww2dbase [Alexandros Sakellariou | CPC]
1 Aug 1925

Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Nobutaro Iida was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Mako Guard District | CPC]
10 Aug 1925

Hong Kong
  • HMS Hermes arrived at Hong Kong. ww2dbase [Hermes | CPC]
21 Aug 1925

United States
  • Joseph Stilwell ended a period of leave in the United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | CPC]
22 Aug 1925 United States
  • Joseph Stilwell was made a Student Officer at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | CPC]
3 Sep 1925
  • The battleship HMS Nelson was launched at Vickers-Armstrong's Newcastle shipyard in England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [AC]
United States
  • The US Navy airship Shenandoah broke in two during a squall at Caldwell, Ohio, United States, killing 14. ww2dbase [AC]
4 Sep 1925

Hong Kong
  • Milton Miles married Wilma Sinton Jerman in Hong Kong, one day after Jerman arrived from the United States. ww2dbase [Milton Miles | CPC]
6 Sep 1925

Photo(s) dated 6 Sep 1925
Chiang Kaishek with the graduates of the second class of the Whampoa Military Academy, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 6 Sep 1925
17 Sep 1925

Russia
18 Sep 1925

Japan
  • Kichisaburo Nomura was made the Director of Education in the Navy Ministry. ww2dbase [Kichisaburo Nomura | CPC]
19 Sep 1925

United States
  • While serving aboard USS Arizona in California, United States, Joseph Rochefort received orders to report to the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington DC, United States for a new assignment. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | CPC]
22 Sep 1925
  • Quintin Brand was appointed the Senior Technical Officer at the Royal Aircraft Establishment. ww2dbase [Quintin Brand | CPC]
  • Song Ziwen was named the Minister of Finance. ww2dbase [Song Ziwen | CPC]
23 Sep 1925

Italy
  • Philipp married Princess Mafalda of the House of Savoy, daughter of King Vittorio Emanuele III of Italy, at the Castello di Racconigi in Italy. ww2dbase [Philipp | CPC]
30 Sep 1925

Photo(s) dated 30 Sep 1925
Lexington on her buliding ways at Quincy, Massachusettes, late Sep or early Oct 1925
1 Oct 1925
  • Werner M?lders joined the Catholic youth organisation Bund Neudeutschland. ww2dbase [Werner Mölders | CPC]
United States
  • Joseph Rochefort reported to the Chief of Naval Operations office in Washington DC, United States for his new assignment in the cryptanalysis section. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | CPC]
5 Oct 1925

Germany
  • The keel of Seeadler was laid down at the Kriegsmarinewerft yard in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. ww2dbase [Kriegsmarinewerft | Seeadler | CPC]
15 Oct 1925
  • Emden was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Emden | CPC]
Germany
  • Emden was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Emden | CPC]
20 Oct 1925
  • Captain Heiji Takagi was made the commanding officer of Kamoi. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
Japan
  • Captain Shinpei Kida was named the commanding officer of Tenryu. ww2dbase [Tenryu | CPC]
6 Nov 1925

Russia
  • Kliment Voroshilov was named the People's Commissar for Defense of the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Kliment Voroshilov | CPC]
12 Nov 1925
  • Arturo Riccardi was made Commander of the Order of the Crown of Italy. ww2dbase [Arturo Riccardi | CPC]
20 Nov 1925
  • Queen Alexandra died at Sandringham House, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [AC]
23 Nov 1925

Photo(s) dated 23 Nov 1925
Carrier Furious, 23 Nov 1925
30 Nov 1925

Japan
  • Naka was commissioned into service; chief equipping officer Commander Choji Inoue was named her commanding officer. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
1 Dec 1925
  • Chiaki Matsuda was made an instructor at the Gunnery School. ww2dbase [Chiaki Matsuda | CPC]
Japan
  • Commander Choji Inoue, commanding officer of Naka, was promoted to the rank of captain. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
  • Tenryu was placed in reserve at Kure, Japan. captain Isao Monai was named her commanding officer. ww2dbase [Tenryu | CPC]
  • Rear Admiral Takuma Kuroda was made the commanding officer of Maizuru work department in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Maizuru Naval Arsenal | CPC]
  • Minoru Ota was made an instructor at the Gunnery School. ww2dbase [Minoru Ota | CPC]
2 Dec 1925

Russia
  • Kliment Voroshilov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for the third time. ww2dbase [Kliment Voroshilov | CPC]
15 Dec 1925
  • Yoshijiro Umezu was promoted to the rank of colonel. ww2dbase [Yoshijiro Umezu | CPC]
16 Dec 1925

United States
  • Captain William Siebel Miller was named the commanding officer of USS Marblehead, replacing Captain Chauncey Shackford. ww2dbase [Marblehead | CPC]
17 Dec 1925

France
  • Duquesne was launched at the Arsenal de Brest, France. ww2dbase [Duquesne | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Battleship Rodney was launched at Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom, sponsored by Princess Mary, the daughter of King George V. ww2dbase [Rodney | CPC]
28 Dec 1925

Romania
  • Crown Prince Carol renounced the throne to Romania. ww2dbase [Carol II | 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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