What Happened in March 1925

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 Dutch Socialists demand drastic disarmament
  • Mar 2 Japan's House of Representatives recognizes male suffrage
  • Mar 2 Nationwide road numbering system & US shield marker adopted
  • Mar 2 SDAP-Second-Faction of parliament demands drastic disarmament
  • Mar 4 US President Coolidge's inauguration broadcast live on 21 radio stations
  • Mar 4 Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by US
  • Mar 6 Belgium annexes Eupen, Malmö dy & Sankt Vith
  • Mar 7 American Negro Congress organizes
  • Mar 9 Pink's War, the first RAF operation conducted independently of the Army or Navy, begins.
  • Mar 10 Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Mar 12 British government of Stanley Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • Mar 13 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games
  • Mar 13 Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution
  • Mar 18 (8) 60-MPH tornadoes speed Mo, In, Il, Ky, & Tn kills 689

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Mar 19 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (later Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop, appointed as Apostolic Visitor to Bulgaria

  • Mar 21 Edinburgh's Murreyfield Stadium officially opens
  • Mar 21 Iran adopts Khorshidi solar Hijrah calendar
  • Mar 21 The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue, is enacted prohibiting the teaching of evolution
  • Mar 23 Tennessee becomes 1st state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution
  • Mar 24 KSL-AM in Salt Lake City UT begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 27 84th Grand National: Maj. John Wilson aboard Double Chance wins

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Mar 30 Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Mar 30 Stanley Cup: Vict Cougars (WCHL) beat Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1
  • Mar 31 WOWO-AM, Ft Wayne Indiana begins radio transmission (500 watts)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 3 Enzo Stuarti, Italy, singer (Yesterday)
  • Mar 3 Richard Vernon, England, actor (Servant, Gandhi, Hard Days Night)
  • Mar 4 Paul Mauriat, French musician (d. 2006)
  • Mar 6 Wes Montgomery, American jazz guitarist, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1968)
  • Mar 7 Rene Gagnon, US Marine shown in photograph of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (d. 1979)
  • Mar 8 Darwin Horacio Vargas-Wallis, composer
  • Mar 8 Francisco Rabal, Aguilas Spain, actor (Holy Innocents, Camorra)
  • Mar 8 Petrus Steenkamp, Dutch politician (KVP/CDA)
  • Mar 10 Ed van der Elsken, movie photographer (Een liefdesgeschiedenis)
  • Mar 10 M J J A [Sef] Imkamp, Dutch politician (D66)
  • Mar 10 Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (d. 2005)
  • Mar 11 James Miskin, QC/recorder of London
  • Mar 12 Georges Delerue, composer
  • Mar 12 Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, UK, sci-fi author (Deathworld Trilogy), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 12 Leo Esaki, [Esaki Reona], Japan, physicist (Tunnel effect-Nobel 1973)
  • Mar 12 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55)
  • Mar 12 William G Whitehurst, (Rep-R-Va)
  • Mar 13 Anthony Milner, composer
  • Mar 13 Bertha Tickey, Dinuba California, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973)
  • Mar 13 Roy Haynes, US jazz drummer (Trio Music with Chick Corea)
  • Mar 14 John Barrington Wain, English novelist/poet (Hurry on Down)
  • Mar 14 Francis A. Marzen, American Catholic prelate (d. 2004)
  • Mar 15 Bert Bolin, Swedish meteorologist
  • Mar 16 Cornell Borchers, Germany, actress (Big Lift, Floodtide, Istanbul)
  • Mar 16 Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (d. 2004)
  • Mar 17 G M Hughes, British zoologist
  • Mar 17 Jerome Lejeune, physiologist
  • Mar 17 Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian film and stage actor
  • Mar 18 Peter Graves [Aurness], American actor (James Phelps-Mission Impossible), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 18 Don Paul, American football player (LA Rams), (d. 2015)
  • Mar 19 Brent Scowcroft, Lt Gen (USAF)/National Security Council, born in Ogden, Utah
  • Mar 20 James Pickles, English judge and columnist, born in Halifax, West Yorkshire (d. 2010)
  • Mar 20 John D Erlichman, Politician (Nixon aide, Watergate)
  • Mar 21 John E Grotberg, (Rep-R-IL, 1985-86)
  • Mar 21 Peter Brook, director (1776)/TV writer, born in London, England
  • Mar 21 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (d. 1964)
  • Mar 22 Gerard Hoffnung, British artist/humorist/musician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • Mar 22 Colin Spedding, CEO (Council of Science & Technology Institutes)
  • Mar 23 Cees de Ruyter, European champion billiards player
  • Mar 23 David McNee, commissioner (Metropolitan Police)
  • Mar 23 David Watkin, English cinematographer (d. 2008)
  • Mar 24 Duncan Wood, TV director/producer
  • Mar 24 Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)
  • Mar 25 James Moody, US, jazz saxophonist/flutist/orchestra leader
  • Mar 25 Flannery O'Connor, GA, novelist (A Good Man is Hard to Find)
  • Mar 26 Claudio Spies, composer
  • Mar 26 Lord Graham of Edmonton, House of Lords (chief opposition whip)
  • Mar 26 Baron Hooson [Hugh Emlyn], British politician and peer (MP for Montgomeryshire 1962-79), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 26 Maqsood Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 16 Tests 1952-56)
  • Mar 26 Pierre Boulez, composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial), born in Montbrison, France (d. 2016)
  • Mar 27 Lord Plumb [Charles Henry Plumb], Member of the European Parliament
  • Mar 27 R P Cohan, choreographer
  • Mar 27 Robert Cohan, artistic director (Contemporary Dance Trust)
  • Mar 27 John Bayley, English academic and writer (Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2015)
  • Mar 28 Innokenti Smoktunovsky, actor (Bely Prazdnik, Zakoldovannye)
  • Mar 29 Emlen Tunnell, NFL safety (Giants, Packers)
  • Mar 29 Roy Beldam, British Lord Justice of Appeal (1989-2000)
  • Mar 30 Ivo Malec, composer (Zagreb, Croatia), born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Mar 30 John Wells, British politician (C)
  • Mar 31 Jean Coutu, French Canadian actor (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 4 Moritz Moszkowski, Polish/German composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 4 James Ward, English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1843)
  • Mar 4 John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (b. 1860)
  • Mar 10 John Fillmore Hayford, American Geodesist (theory of isostasy, geodesy science), dies at 56
  • Mar 11 Andreas Hallen, composer, dies at 78

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Mar 12 Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and father of modern China, dies of liver cancer at 58

Father of Modern of China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern of China
Sun Yat-sen
  • Mar 13 Lucille Ricksen, American actress (b. 1909)
  • Mar 14 Walter Camp, father of American football, dies at 65
  • Mar 20 George N Curzon, British Foreign minister (1919-22), dies at 66
  • Mar 23 Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War, dies at 76
  • Mar 27 Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist, dies at 92
  • Mar 30 Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher (anthroposophy), dies at 64