Historical Events in May 1925

  • 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
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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

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May 26 Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
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Babe Ruth
  • 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)