Historical Events in 1925

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  • Jan 1 Norway's capital Christiania changes name to Oslo
  • Jan 1 11th Rose Bowl: Notre Dame beats Stanford, 27-10
  • Jan 2 Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region established (now in Tadzhik SSR)

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Jan 3 Benito Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jan 4 French psychologist Emil Coué brings his self-esteem therapy to US "Every day in every way I am getting better & better"
  • Jan 5 James Gleason & Richard Tabers "Is zat so?" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 5 Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman governor in USA
  • Jan 5 Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office
  • Jan 5 French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings

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Jan 6 Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile & 14:44.6 5,000m

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jan 6 Mussolini forms a cabinet composed entirely of Fascists in Italy
  • Jan 7 Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC
  • Jan 8 1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas
  • Jan 9 German Postal Minister A Hofle resigns due to corruption
  • Jan 10 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as TX gov, nation's 2nd woman governor
  • Jan 10 Allies refuse to evacuate the Cologne area of Germany as agreed

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Jan 11 Frank Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Sect of State

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • Jan 12 John Howard Lawson's "Processional" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 14 Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck" premieres in Berlin
  • Jan 15 Hans Luther forms German government, with DNVP
  • Jan 16 Gen M Froense replaces Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Defense

ReplacementLeadership Contest

Jan 16 In the aftermath of Lenin's death, Stalin and Trotsky battle for leadership; today, Trotsky resigns as chairman of the Russian Revolutionary Military Council

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Jan 19 -48°F (-44°C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
  • Jan 20 The Soviet and Japan sign a convention resuming relations: Russia agrees to limit revolutionary activity of the Third Communist International, while Japan agrees to leave the Sakhalin
  • Jan 21 Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe president
  • Jan 22 Albania Republic proclaimed under Pres Achmed Zogu
  • Jan 24 Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island
  • Jan 24 Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden
  • Jan 28 -46°F (-43°C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record)

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Jan 29 British Liberal Party chooses David Lloyd George as leader

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • Jan 30 Turkish government throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople
  • Jan 31 Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president of Angola
  • Jan 31 18th Women's Australasian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Esna Boyd (1-6, 8-6, 6-4)
  • Jan 31 18th Men's Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Gerald Patterson (11-9, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3)
  • Feb 1 1st national conference of KPD's Rotfrontkämpferbund in Berlin
  • Feb 2 Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism & socialism
  • Feb 2 Dogsleds reach Nome with emergency diphtheria serum after 1000-km
  • Feb 2 NL holds Golden Jubilee Year meeting at same hotel where NL began
  • Feb 8 Kaufman & Berlin's "cocoanuts" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 8 Marcus Garvey enters federal prison in Atlanta
  • Feb 9 German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France
  • Feb 9 Haifa Technion (Israel) opens
  • Feb 10 1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Ind
  • Feb 10 AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
  • Feb 12 1st federal arbitration law approved by Congress
  • Feb 12 E Thieffry departs with Handley Page for the Belgian Congo
  • Feb 12 Estonia bans communist Party
  • Feb 13 US Congress makes Surpreme Court appeal more difficult
  • Feb 14 State of emergency crisis in Bavaria ends, NSDAP re-allowed
  • Feb 21 1st issue of "New Yorker" magazine published
  • Feb 21 Mass meeting of SPD's Reichsbanner Black-Red-Gold in Magdeburg
  • Feb 24 Thermite explosive 1st used to break up ice jam, Waddington, NY
  • Feb 25 Glacier Bay National Monument established in Alaska
  • Feb 25 US Women's Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
  • Feb 25 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
  • Feb 25 The diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union were established.
  • Feb 26 Jihad against Turkish government

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Feb 27 Hitler resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Feb 27 Test Cricket debut of Clarrie Grimmett, who took 5-45 & 6-37 v England
  • Feb 28 "Tea For Two" by Marion Harris hits #1
  • Feb 28 Congress authorizes a special handling stamp
  • Feb 28 Longest win streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (9 games)
  • Feb 28 Theater Museum of Amsterdam forms
  • 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 G Roncalli (later Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop

  • 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 passed 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)
  • Apr 1 1st transmission of Danish state radio
  • Apr 1 Hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated [see May 9, 1925]
  • Apr 3 Great Britain goes back to gold standard
  • Apr 3 Netherlands & Belgium sign accord of Westerschelde
  • Apr 5 Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election

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Apr 5 Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Apr 6 1st film shown on an airplane (British Air)
  • Apr 9 Babe Ruth rushed to hospital
  • Apr 10 Tsaritsyn re-named Stalingrad (now Volgograd)

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Apr 10 Scribners publishes "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald

  • Apr 11 Abd el-Krims Rifkabylen beats French army in Morocco
  • Apr 13 Virginia Theater (ANTA, Guild) opens at 245 W 52nd St NYC
  • Apr 14 1st regular-season Cubs game to be broadcast on radio (WGN)
  • Apr 15 NHL's NY Americans (formerly Hamilton Tigers) 1st game, lose 3-1
  • Apr 16 During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
  • Apr 17 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery
  • Apr 17 Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier
  • Apr 18 World's Fair opens in Chicago
  • Apr 20 29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor of Ill in 2:33:00.6
  • Apr 21 Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR
  • Apr 21 No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets' funeral
  • Apr 21 Noel Coward's "Fallen Angels" premieres in London
  • Apr 23 1st London performance of operetta "Fasquita" staged
  • Apr 23 Pastor LH Perquin forms Union of Catholic Dutch Radio (KRO) forms
  • Apr 23 Having badly defeated Spain and driven her out of Spanish Morocco, the native Riffi, led by Abd-el-Krim, turn on the French in French Morocco
  • Apr 24 88°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 25 Paul von Hindenburg is elected the President of Germany

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Apr 26 Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big"
  • Apr 28 Kurdish rebels surrender to Turkish army
  • Apr 28 Netherlands & Great Britain return to gold standard
  • Apr 30 Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
  • May 1 A's Jimmie Foxx, 17, 1st game; he pinch-hits a single
  • May 1 Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony
  • May 2 Kezar Stadium opens in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
  • May 4 League of Nations conference on arms control & poison gas usage
  • May 5 John T Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee

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May 5 Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6, (16 total bases)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • May 5 Yankee Everett Scott is benched, ending his 1,307-game playing streak
  • May 5 Afrikaans is established as an official language in South Africa.
  • May 6 Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884
  • May 7 Phillies have their 8th game postponed in a row
  • May 7 Pirate shortstop Glenn Wright makes an unassisted triple play
  • May 8 50th Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59
  • May 8 French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco
  • May 9 Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem laid
  • May 10 To control demonstrations against foreigners, British troops in Shanghai fire into a crowd, leading to a boycott against British goods
  • May 11 Communist Party of Holland splits
  • May 11 Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region constituted in RSFSR
  • May 12 Uzbekistan & Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics
  • May 12 Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament

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May 14 Virginia Woolf's novel "Mrs Dalloway" is published by The Hogarth Press

  • May 16 51st Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Flying Ebony wins in 2:07.6
  • May 17 Cleveland Indian Tris Speaker gets his 3,000th hit
  • May 21 Canadians allowed to sell beer
  • May 21 George Lloyd, Baron Lloyd of Dolobran, becomes British High Commissioner in Egypt
  • May 21 Roald Amundsun leaves Spitsbergen with 2 seaplanes to North Pole
  • May 26 Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery
  • May 26 Tigers' Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)
  • May 30 British mariners shoot on demonstrators
  • May 30 Peter DePaolo became 1st man to average over 100 mph at Indy
  • May 30 Rogers Hornsby replaces Branch Rickey as manager of Cardinals
  • May 30 In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty.
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Peter DePaolo wins in 4:56:39.401 (162.748 km/h)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 1 Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp (1st of record 2130 consecutive games)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 3 Eddie Collins, is 6th to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Jun 3 Goodyear airship "Pilgrim" makes the first with an enclosed cabin
  • Jun 5 29th US Golf Open: Willie Macfarlane shoots a 291 at Worcester CC Mass

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Jun 6 Walter Chrysler founds automobile manufacturer Chrysler Corporation

Founder of Chrysler Walter Chrysler
Founder of Chrysler
Walter Chrysler
  • Jun 6 30th Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (7-5, 6-1, 6-4)
  • Jun 6 30th Women's French Championships: Suzanne Lenglen beats Kitty McKane (6-1, 6-2)
  • Jun 10 Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena.
  • Jun 12 William DeHart Hubbard of US, sets long jump record at 25' 10 3/4"
  • Jun 13 57th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard American Flag wins in 2:16.8
  • Jun 13 Charles Jenkins demonstrates the transmission of synchronized pictures and sound (early television)
  • Jun 15 Philadelphia As go into bottom of 8th inning trailing 15-4, then score 13 times to defeat Cleveland 17-15
  • Jun 16 The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the USSR, Artek, is established.
  • Jun 16 The Union Government rejects a round-table conference with India on the grounds that it will constitute interference in South African affairs
  • Jun 22 Spain & France fight Morocco
  • Jun 23 British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers
  • Jun 23 Landslides create 3-mile long "Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre Wyoming)
  • Jun 25 Military putsch under Gen Theodorus Pangulos in Greece

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 26 60th British Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • Jun 29 Canada House opens in London, England.
  • Jun 30 Charles Jenkins is granted the U.S. patent for Transmitting Pictures over Wireless (early television)
  • Jul 1 NY Giant Hack Wilson hits 2 HRs in 3rd inning beating Phillies, 16-7
  • Jul 1 SDAP wins 4 chairs in Second-Parliamentary election
  • Jul 1 Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs created in UK
  • Jul 3 38th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Joan Fry (6-2 6-0)
  • Jul 4 44 die when Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses
  • Jul 4 45th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats J Borotra (6-3 6-3 4-6 8-6)
  • Jul 4 A's Lefty Grove beats Yanks Herb Pennock 1-0 in 15 innings
  • Jul 10 Jury selection took place in John T Scopes evolution trial
  • Jul 10 USSR's official news agency TASS forms
  • Jul 10 Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.
  • Jul 11 Queen Wilhelmina names H Colijn head of government
  • Jul 13 French occupation force begins evacuating country
  • Jul 16 The first parliament in Iraq opened by King Feisal in Baghdad
  • Jul 17 Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits
  • Jul 18 Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf (original title was the catchy "Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice")
  • Jul 19 19th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
  • Jul 20 Beirut sultan Pasja al-Atrasj calls Druzen for holy war against France
  • Jul 20 Italian-Serbian/Croatian/Slav treaty about Dalmatie
  • Jul 21 "Monkey Trial" ends - John Scopes found guilty of teaching Darwinism

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Jul 22 Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Jul 23 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers
  • Jul 24 John T. Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution in the “Scopes monkey trial”, Dayton, Tennessee, fined $100 & costs
  • Jul 31 Last allied occupying troops leave Ruhrgebied
  • Jul 31 Unemployment Insurance Act passed in Britain
  • Aug 1 Shortwave-radio link between Kootwijk & Netherland East-Indies
  • Aug 3 Last US troops leave Nicaragua (there since 1912)
  • Aug 4 1st Dutch Colijn government forms
  • Aug 4 US marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation