December 1925 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 1 Treaty of Locarno signed
  • Dec 5 Hans Luther forced to resign as Chancellor and head of the German Weimar government
  • Dec 6 Italy, Britain & Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy)
  • Dec 7 Biltmore Theater opens at 261 W 47th St NYC
  • Dec 7 Noel Coward's "Easy Virtue" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 9 AL extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 & raise to $40,000
  • Dec 9 Pro football a hit in NYC; Grange & Bears beat Giants before 73,000

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Dec 10 George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize

  • Dec 11 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quas Primas
  • Dec 12 Arthur Heinman coins term "motel"; opens Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo
  • Dec 12 Last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rezā Shāh Pahlavi takes over

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Dec 12 Medina surrenders to Saudi forces led by Sultan Abdulaziz Ibn Saud

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • Dec 15 1st road with a depressed trough (Texas) opens to traffic
  • Dec 16 Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity is founded at Lafayette College.
  • Dec 17 Col William "Billy" Mitchell court-martialed for insubordination
  • Dec 17 Soviet Union & Turkey sign non-aggresion pact
  • Dec 17 Sultan Abdulaziz Ibn Saud conquers Jeddah, the last major stand of the Hashemites against the Saudis
  • Dec 21 Stork Hendry scores 325 for Victoria against NZ
  • Dec 26 1st East West football game at Ewing Park before 25,000 fans
  • Dec 26 Turkey adopts Gregorian calendar
  • Dec 26 The Communist Party of India is founded.
  • Dec 30 NSW score 705 against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701
  • Dec 31 14th congress of CPSU decides to accelerate industry

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • Dec 3 Kim Dae Jung, South Korean President, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 5 Anastasio Somoza Debayle [Tachito], President of Nicaragua (1967-72 and 1974-79), born in León, Nicaragua (d. 1980)
  • Dec 8 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (d. 2000)
  • Dec 10 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985), born in Spokane, Washington, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 11 Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 12 Cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor
  • Dec 12 Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (d. 2000)
  • Dec 13 Henry Charles Gordon, engineer and astronaut (Dynasoar), born in Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Dec 19 Tankred Dorst, German playwright, born in Oberlind
  • Dec 20 Bob de Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje, Lion of Flanders)
  • Dec 20 Datuk Seri Mahathir bin Mahamad, premier of Malaysia (1981- )
  • Dec 20 Frederick Edward Nicklin, architect
  • Dec 22 Lewis Glucksman, American financier (d. 2006)
  • Dec 25 Christmas F Tinto, South African ANC'er/UDF-leader
  • Dec 25 Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born American author and mystic (Eagle's Gift, Fire From Within), born in Cajamarca (d. 1998)
  • Dec 26 Baron Baker, Jamaician-born British activist, born in Port Antonia
  • Dec 28 Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 27 Inventor George Gallup (24) weds Ophelia Smith Miller

Inventor of the Gallup Poll George Gallup
Inventor of the Gallup Poll
George Gallup

Deaths in History

  • Dec 5 Wilhelmina E Drucker, [Lensing], Dutch feminist, dies at 78
  • Dec 6 Dat So la Lee "Dabuda" or Louise Keyser, Native American (Washoe) basket weaver dies aged about 96
  • Dec 23 A S C Wallis, [Adele von Antal-Opzoomer], writer (Vorstengunst), dies
  • Dec 25 Sergei Jessenin, writer, dies at 30
  • Dec 25 Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst (b. 1877)
  • Dec 27 Louis Dosfel, Flemish lawyer/literary (Assault!), dies at 44
  • Dec 27 Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (b. 1895)
  • Dec 29 Félix E Vallotton, Swiss painter/writer (Chaste Susanne), dies at 60