Historical Events in April 1925

  • 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

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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.