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3 Jan 1925
  • Mussolini claimed political responsibility of the murder of Socialist politician Giacomo Matteotti. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | CPC]
21 Jan 1925
  • Karl Hermann Frank married Anna Müller. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Jan 1925

Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu's sixth child, Princess Tomoko, married Prince Asaakira Kuni. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Feb 1925
  • Memphis was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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]
24 Feb 1925
  • Roger Backhouse was promoted to the rank of rear admiral. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Feb 1925
  • Diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union were established. ww2dbase [CPC]
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 [Main Article | CPC]
27 Feb 1925
  • A rally in Munich, Germany proclaimed the relaunching of the Nazi Party. ww2dbase [CPC]
10 Mar 1925
24 Mar 1925

Japan
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 [Main Article | CPC]
31 Mar 1925
  • S-45 was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Apr 1925
  • Werner von Blomberg was promoted to the rank of Oberst. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Walther von Brauchitsch was promoted to the rank of Oberstleutnant. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
6 Apr 1925

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

Japan Korea
  • Vice Admiral Taro Inutsuka was named the commanding officer of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Apr 1925

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

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

Hawaii
30 Apr 1925

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party and Ernst Röhm's SA organization (also known as Frontbann at this time) formally split. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | CPC]
  • Iwane Matsui was named the head of the 2nd Bureau of the Japanese Army General Staff. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Kenkichi Ueda was attached to the supply section of the Japanese Army Cavalry Command. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | CPC]
13 May 1925

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

United Kingdom
  • HMS Hermes arrived at Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 United States
  • Joseph Stilwell stepped down as the Assistant Executive at Fort Benning, Georgia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
31 May 1925

United States
  • Joseph Stilwell began a period of leave in the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Jun 1925
  • Chuichi Nagumo began a tour to Europe and the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 Jun 1925
  • S-46 was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
17 Jun 1925

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

Australia
  • Edmund Herring was promoted to the rank of major. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Jul 1925
12 Jul 1925
  • USS S-31 arrived at Cavite, Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Philippines
  • USS S-35 arrived at the Submarine Base, Cavite, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Jul 1925

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

Germany
1 Aug 1925

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

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

United States
  • Joseph Stilwell ended a period of leave in the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
22 Aug 1925 United States
  • Joseph Stilwell was made a Student Officer at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | 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
18 Sep 1925

Japan
  • Kichisaburo Nomura was made the Director of Education in the Navy Ministry. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | CPC]
22 Sep 1925
  • Quintin Brand was appointed the Senior Technical Officer at the Royal Aircraft Establishment. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Song Ziwen was named the Minister of Finance. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | 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 Mölders joined the Catholic youth organisation Bund Neudeutschland. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | CPC]
15 Oct 1925
  • Emden was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Oct 1925

Japan
6 Nov 1925

Russia
  • Kliment Voroshilov was named the People's Commissar for Defense of the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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
1 Dec 1925

Japan
  • Commander Choji Inoue, commanding officer of Naka, was promoted to the rank of captain. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Tenryu was placed in reserve at Kure, Japan. captain Isao Monai was named her commanding officer. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Rear Admiral Takuma Kuroda was made the commanding officer of Maizuru work department in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Dec 1925

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

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

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

Romania
  • Crown Prince Carol renounced the throne to Romania. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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




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