April 1925 in History

Events in History

  • 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
  • Apr 6 1st film shown on an airplane (British Air)
  • Apr 10 Tsaritsyn re-named Stalingrad (now Volgograd)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 16 During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
  • Apr 17 Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier
  • Apr 18 World's Fair opens in Chicago
  • Apr 21 Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR
  • Apr 21 Noel Coward's "Fallen Angels" premieres in London
  • 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.

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Sala Burton, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Apr 2 George MacDonald Fraser, poet/author (Flashman at the Charge)
  • Apr 3 Tony Benn, British minister of technology (1968)
  • Apr 4 Claude Wagner, French-Canadian politician and judge (d. 1979)
  • Apr 4 Emmett Williams, American poet (d. 2007)
  • Apr 6 John Knox, British supreme court justice
  • Apr 6 Marcus Worsley, Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 9 Michael Richardson, vice CEO (N M Rotschild)
  • Apr 9 Tom Jackson, British union leader (Post Office)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 11 Ethel Kennedy, American human-rights campaigner (wife of Bobby Kennedy), born in Chicago, Illinois

Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy
  • Apr 11 Johan van Zonderen, painter
  • Apr 11 Oscar De Ville, CEO (Meyer International)
  • Apr 11 Rik Kuijpers, Belgian director (Sea gulls die in the harbor)
  • Apr 11 Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman and newspaper editor (Quebecor) (d. 1997)
  • Apr 12 Johnny Jordan, England, cameraman (You Only Live Twice) [or Feb 7]
  • Apr 13 Frank Neville Hosband Robinson, physicist
  • Apr 14 Abel Muzorewa, bishop/premier (Rhodesia)
  • Apr 17 Anne Harris, CEO (National Federation of Women's Institutes)
  • Apr 17 John Yates, bishop (Lambeth England)
  • Apr 22 Christopher Ball, Oxford, warden (Keble College)
  • Apr 25 Anthony Christopher, British trade unionist
  • Apr 26 Frank Hahn, British economist (Hahn's Problem), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2013)
  • Apr 26 Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (Ferrero SpA - Nutella), born in Dogliani, Piedmont (d. 2015)

Weddings in History

  • Apr 15 Russian writer ("Lolita") Vladimir Nabokov (26) marries fellow Russian writer Vera Evseevna Slonim (23) in Berlin

Deaths in History

  • Apr 14 Pieter D van Essen, Dutch artillery officer, dies at 54