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25 Feb 1933
  • The USS Ranger was launched as the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Kliment Voroshilov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese troops captured Chaoyang, Baipiao, and Kailu in Rehe, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Lytton Commission reported to the League of Nations at Geneva, Switzerland that Japan had violated Chinese sovereignty and the establishment of the puppet state of Manchukuo was illegal. Japanese representative to the league Matsuoka Yosuke walked out of the conference hall as instructed by his superiors in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Feb 1933
Launching of carrier Ranger, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 25 Feb 1933

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