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15 Jan 1910
  • Chuichi Nagumo was promoted to the rank of ensign. ww2dbase [Chuichi Nagumo | CPC]
16 Jan 1910

Germany
19 Feb 1910

Japan
  • Prince Nagahisa was born. ww2dbase [Nagahisa | CPC]
21 Feb 1910

United Kingdom
7 Mar 1910

Dutch East Indies
21 Mar 1910

United States
  • Captain Lewis Sayre Van Duzer was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
22 Mar 1910
  • George Brett was commissioned a second lieutenant of the Philippine Scouts of the US Army. ww2dbase [George Brett | CPC]
29 Mar 1910

Greece
1 Apr 1910

Germany
  • Kurt Fricke joined the German Navy. ww2dbase [Kurt Frike | CPC]
9 Apr 1910

Japan
5 May 1910
  • Chuichi Nagumo was assigned to armored cruiser Asama. ww2dbase [Chuichi Nagumo | CPC]
  • Lan Gaochuan, along with 28 investors, founded the Taiwan Industrial and Commercial Bank. ww2dbase [Lan Gaochuan | CPC]
6 May 1910
  • King Edward VII of the United Kingdom suffered several heart attacks earlier in the day, lost consciousness in the evening, and passed away at 2345 hours. ww2dbase [AC]
9 May 1910
  • Andrew McNaughton was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. ww2dbase [Andrew McNaughton | CPC]
20 May 1910

Photo(s) dated 20 May 1910
Nine European monarchs gathering at Windsor Castle for the funeral of King Edward VII, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, 20 May 1910
23 May 1910

Germany
  • Kichisaburo Nomura was made a naval attach├ę to Germany. ww2dbase [Kichisaburo Nomura | CPC]
Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu arrived in Japan. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | CPC]
26 May 1910
  • George Patton and Beatrice Banning Ayer became married; they would later have three children. ww2dbase [George Patton | CPC]
13 Jun 1910
  • Georg von Bismarck joined the German Army and was given the rank of Fahnenjunker. ww2dbase [Georg von Bismarck | CPC]
15 Jun 1910

Korea
  • Lieutenant General Shozo Sakakibara was named the chief of staff of the Japanese Chosen Army in occupied Korea. ww2dbase [CPC]
1 Jul 1910

United States
  • Rear Admiral Eugene H. C. Leutze was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
19 Jul 1910
  • Erwin Rommel was given the rank of Fahnenjunker (officer candidate) with the 124th Infantry Regiment of the W├╝ttemberg Army. ww2dbase [Erwin Rommel | CPC]
25 Jul 1910

Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu was assigned to the Naval General Staff. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | CPC]
3 Aug 1910

United States
6 Aug 1910

United Kingdom
  • Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Lion was launched at Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom. Lion would later see action at Heligoland Bight, Dogger Bank and Jutland. ww2dbase [Plymouth, England | AC]
18 Aug 1910
  • Wilhelm Keitel was promoted to the rank of Oberleutnant. ww2dbase [Wilhelm Keitel | CPC]
3 Sep 1910

United States
  • Dwight Eisenhower wrote to Senator Joseph Bristow inquiring the status of his request for entry into the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, United States or the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, United States. ww2dbase [Dwight Eisenhower | Abilene, Kansas | CPC]
23 Sep 1910
26 Sep 1910

Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu was made the commanding officer of armored cruiser Takachiho. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | CPC]
28 Sep 1910

Spain
3 Oct 1910
  • WW2 RAF fighter ace Adolf Malan was born at Wellington, South Africa. ww2dbase [AC]
4 Oct 1910

Photo(s) dated 4 Oct 1910
Troops of the Australian 1st Division Pioneers digging out a 4.5in howitzer near Hannebeek, Belgium, 4 Oct 1910
5 Oct 1910
  • The exiled Mexican opposition leader, Francisco I. Madero, issued a letter calling for an uprising to depose the unpopular Mexican President Porfirio D├şaz. ww2dbase [AC]
7 Oct 1910

United Kingdom
  • The keel of protected cruiser Zhaohe was laid down by Armstrong-Whitworth at Elswick, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Zhaohe | Elswick, England | CPC]
8 Oct 1910

Taiwan
  • Rear Admiral Yushichi Kanno was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Mako Guard District | Mako, Hoko | CPC]
25 Oct 1910

United States
  • Dwight Eisenhower wrote to Senator Joseph Bristow thanking him for the appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Dwight Eisenhower | Abilene, Kansas | CPC]
3 Nov 1910

United States
8 Nov 1910

United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt was elected to New York State Senate in the United States, representing Dutchess, Columbia, and Putnam counties. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | New York | CPC]
12 Nov 1910
  • Future RAF Air Vice Marshal John Barker (who as an Acting Group Captain would accept the Japanese surrender of Kowloon, Hong Kong in 1945) was born in Hull, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [AC]
14 Nov 1910

United States
  • The civilian pilot Eugene Ely, in a Curtiss aircraft powered by a 50-hp pusher engine, made the first take off from a ship, the cruiser USS Birmingham, which was at anchor in Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States; she was provided with a wooden ramp at the bow. Ely took off safely and landed at nearby Willoughby Spit; in time this promotional stunt would lead to the emergence of the US Naval Aviation service. ww2dbase [Virginia | AC]
22 Nov 1910

United States
30 Nov 1910

Korea
  • General Katsusaburo Shiba was named the chief of staff of the Japanese Chosen Army in occupied Korea. ww2dbase [CPC]
1 Dec 1910

Canada China
  • Vice Admiral Hikohachi Yamada succeeded Vice Admiral Baron Sadayasu Tomioka as the commanding officer of the Ryojun Naval District (previously known as Port Arthur; now Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China), Kwantung Leased Territory in northeastern China. Vice Admiral Tadamichi Kamaya was named Yamada's chief of staff. ww2dbase [Ryojun Guard District | Lushunkou, Liaoning | CPC]
Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu was promoted to the rank of captain and was made the commanding officer of armored cruiser Asahi. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Hikojiro Ijichi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Mako Guard District | Mako, Hoko | CPC]
9 Dec 1910
12 Dec 1910

United Kingdom
14 Dec 1910

United Kingdom
24 Dec 1910

Russia
  • Bauyrzhan Momyshuly was born in the village of Orak Balga, Syr-Darya, Turkestan, Russian Empire. His birth date was also recorded as 11 Dec in the Old Style. ww2dbase [Bauyrzhan Momyshuly | Orak Balga, Turkestan | 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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