Historical Events in 1925

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

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Jan 3rd Benito Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator

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

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

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

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

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Jan 16th 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 19th -48°F (-44°C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
  • Jan 20th 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 21st Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe president
  • Jan 22nd Albania Republic proclaimed under Pres Achmed Zogu
  • Jan 24th Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island
  • Jan 24th Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden
  • Jan 28th -46°F (-43°C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record)
  • Jan 29th British Liberal Party chooses David Lloyd George as leader
  • Jan 30th Turkish government throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople
  • Jan 31st Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president of Angola
  • Jan 31st 18th Women's Australasian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Esna Boyd (1-6, 8-6, 6-4)
  • Jan 31st 18th Men's Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Gerald Patterson (11-9, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3)
  • Feb 1st 1st national conference of KPD's Rotfrontkämpferbund in Berlin
  • Feb 2nd Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism & socialism
  • Feb 2nd Dogsleds reach Nome with emergency diphtheria serum after 1000-km
  • Feb 2nd NL holds Golden Jubilee Year meeting at same hotel where NL began
  • Feb 8th Kaufman & Berlin's "cocoanuts" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 8th Marcus Garvey enters federal prison in Atlanta
  • Feb 9th German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France
  • Feb 9th Haifa Technion (Israel) opens
  • Feb 10th 1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Ind
  • Feb 10th AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
  • Feb 12th 1st federal arbitration law approved by Congress
  • Feb 12th E Thieffry departs with Handley Page for the Belgian Congo
  • Feb 12th Estonia bans communist Party
  • Feb 13th US Congress makes Surpreme Court appeal more difficult
  • Feb 14th State of emergency crisis in Bavaria ends, NSDAP re-allowed
  • Feb 21st 1st issue of "New Yorker" magazine published
  • Feb 21st Mass meeting of SPD's Reichsbanner Black-Red-Gold in Magdeburg
  • Feb 24th Thermite explosive 1st used to break up ice jam, Waddington, NY
  • Feb 25th Glacier Bay National Monument established in Alaska
  • Feb 25th US Women's Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
  • Feb 25th US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
  • Feb 25th The diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union were established.
  • Feb 26th Jihad against Turkish government

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Feb 27th Hitler resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Feb 27th Test Cricket debut of Clarrie Grimmett, who took 5-45 & 6-37 v England
  • Feb 28th "Tea For Two" by Marion Harris hits #1
  • Feb 28th Congress authorizes a special handling stamp
  • Feb 28th Longest win streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (9 games)
  • Feb 28th Theater Museum of Amsterdam forms
  • Mar 2nd Dutch Socialists demand drastic disarmament
  • Mar 2nd Japan's House of Representatives recognizes male suffrage
  • Mar 2nd Nationwide road numbering system & US shield marker adopted
  • Mar 2nd SDAP-Second-Faction of parliament demands drastic disarmament
  • Mar 4th US Pres Coolidge's inauguration broadcast live on 21 radio stations
  • Mar 4th Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by US
  • Mar 6th Belgium annexes Eupen, Malmö dy & Sankt Vith
  • Mar 7th American Negro Congress organizes
  • Mar 9th Pink's War, the first RAF operation conducted independently of the Army or Navy, begins.
  • Mar 10th Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran
  • Mar 12th British government of Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement
  • Mar 13th NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games
  • Mar 13th Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution
  • Mar 18th (8) 60-MPH tornadoes speed Mo, In, Il, Ky, & Tn kills 689

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Mar 19th Angelo G Roncalli (later Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop

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

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Mar 30th Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Mar 30th Stanley Cup: Vict Cougars (WCHL) beat Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1
  • Mar 31st WOWO-AM, Ft Wayne Indiana begins radio transmission (500 watts)
  • Apr 1st 1st transmission of Danish state radio
  • Apr 1st Hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated [see May 9, 1925]
  • Apr 3rd Great Britain goes back to gold standard
  • Apr 3rd Netherlands & Belgium sign accord of Westerschelde
  • Apr 5th Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election

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Apr 5th 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

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

  • Apr 11th Abd el-Krims Rifkabylen beats French army in Morocco
  • Apr 13th Virginia Theater (ANTA, Guild) opens at 245 W 52nd St NYC
  • Apr 14th 1st regular-season Cubs game to be broadcast on radio (WGN)
  • Apr 15th NHL's NY Americans (formerly Hamilton Tigers) 1st game, lose 3-1
  • Apr 16th During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
  • Apr 17th NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery
  • Apr 17th Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier
  • Apr 18th World's Fair opens in Chicago
  • Apr 20th 29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor of Ill in 2:33:00.6
  • Apr 21st Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR
  • Apr 21st No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets' funeral
  • Apr 21st Noel Coward's "Fallen Angels" premieres in London
  • Apr 23rd 1st London performance of operetta "Fasquita" staged
  • Apr 23rd Pastor LH Perquin forms Union of Catholic Dutch Radio (KRO) forms
  • Apr 23rd 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 24th 88°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April
  • Apr 25th Paul von Hindenburg elected president of Germany
  • Apr 26th Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big"
  • Apr 28th Kurdish rebels surrender to Turkish army
  • Apr 28th Netherlands & Great Britain return to gold standard
  • Apr 30th Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
  • May 1st A's Jimmie Foxx, 17, 1st game; he pinch-hits a single
  • May 1st Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony
  • May 2nd Kezar Stadium opens in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
  • May 4th League of Nations conference on arms control & poison gas usage
  • May 5th John T Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee

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

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

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May 12th Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen

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

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

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

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

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

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Jun 3rd Goodyear airship "Pilgrim" makes 1st flight (1st with enclosed cabin)
  • Jun 5th 29th US Golf Open: Willie Macfarlane shoots a 291 at Worcester CC Mass
  • Jun 6th Walter Percy Chrysler founded Chrysler Corp (Iacocca is 8 months old)
  • Jun 6th 30th Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (7-5, 6-1, 6-4)
  • Jun 6th 30th Women's French Championships: Suzanne Lenglen beats Kitty McKane (6-1, 6-2)
  • Jun 10th Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena.
  • Jun 12th William DeHart Hubbard of US, sets long jump record at 25' 10 3/4"
  • Jun 13th 57th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard American Flag wins in 2:16.8
  • Jun 13th Charles Jenkins demonstrates the transmission of synchronized pictures and sound (early television)
  • Jun 15th Phila As go into bottom of 8th inning trailing 15-4, then score 13 times to defeat Cleveland 17-15
  • Jun 16th The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the USSR, Artek, is established.
  • Jun 16th The Union Government rejects a round-table conference with India on the grounds that it will constitute interference in South African affairs
  • Jun 22nd Spain & France fight Morocco
  • Jun 23rd British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers
  • Jun 23rd Landslides create 3-mile long "Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre Wyoming)
  • Jun 25th Military putsch under Gen Theodorus Pangulos in Greece

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

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

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Jul 22nd Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher

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