1925 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 235

  • May 4 League of Nations conference on arms control & poison gas usage
  • May 5 John T Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee
  • 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 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

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Jun 3 Goodyear airship "Pilgrim" makes the first with an enclosed cabin

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Jun 6 Walter Chrysler founds automobile manufacturer Chrysler Corporation

Founder of Chrysler Walter Chrysler
Founder of Chrysler
Walter Chrysler
  • Jun 10 Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena.
  • Jun 15 Philadelphia As go into bottom of 8th inning trailing 15-4, then score 13 times to defeat Cleveland 17-15
  • Jun 16 The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the USSR, Artek, is established.
  • Jun 16 The Union Government rejects a round-table conference with India on the grounds that it will constitute interference in South African affairs
  • Jun 22 Spain & France fight Morocco
  • Jun 23 British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers
  • Jun 23 Landslides create 3-mile long "Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre Wyoming)
  • Jun 25 Military putsch under Gen Theodorus Pangulos in Greece
  • Jun 29 Canada House opens in London, England.
  • Jul 1 SDAP wins 4 chairs in Second-Parliamentary election
  • Jul 1 Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs created in UK
  • Jul 4 44 die when Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses
  • Jul 4 A's Lefty Grove beats Yanks Herb Pennock 1-0 in 15 innings
  • Jul 10 Jury selection took place in John T Scopes evolution trial
  • Jul 10 USSR's official news agency TASS forms
  • Jul 10 Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.
  • Jul 11 Queen Wilhelmina names H Colijn head of government
  • Jul 13 French occupation force begins evacuating country
  • Jul 16 The first parliament in Iraq opened by King Feisal in Baghdad
  • Jul 17 Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits

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Jul 18 Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf (original title was the catchy "Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice")

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jul 20 Beirut sultan Pasja al-Atrasj calls Druzen for holy war against France
  • Jul 20 Italian-Serbian/Croatian/Slav treaty about Dalmatie
  • Jul 21 "Monkey Trial" ends - John Scopes found guilty of teaching Darwinism
  • Jul 24 John T. Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution in the “Scopes monkey trial”, Dayton, Tennessee, fined $100 & costs
  • Jul 31 Last allied occupying troops leave Ruhrgebied
  • Jul 31 Unemployment Insurance Act passed in Britain
  • Aug 1 Shortwave-radio link between Kootwijk & Netherland East-Indies
  • Aug 3 Last US troops leave Nicaragua (there since 1912)
  • Aug 4 1st Dutch Colijn government forms
  • Aug 4 US marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation
  • Aug 5 Plaid Cymru is formed with the aim of disseminating knowledge of the Welsh language, which is in danger of dying out.
  • Aug 7 League of Nation advises against Turk/Iraqi division of Mosoelgebied
  • Aug 8 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 10 Hurricane strikes Borculo, 4 die
  • Aug 12 KMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions
  • Aug 12 The first cast of Alpha Psi Omega, drawn from The Masquers of Fairmont College, West Virginia, is initiated.
  • Aug 14 Mount Rushmore Monument first proposed
  • Aug 14 The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is completed and goes on line.
  • Aug 15 Norway annexes Spitsbergen
  • Aug 18 Belgium & US sign treaty about war debts
  • Aug 18 Cardinal Mercier warns Belgians against socialism/liberalism
  • Aug 20 WJR-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions
  • Aug 25 Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organizes (Harlem NY)
  • Aug 25 Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg
  • Aug 28 Meteorite falls on Ellemeet, Schouwen, Devil Island
  • Aug 30 6th Iron pilgrim at Diksmuide Belgium
  • Sep 3 1st international handball match held
  • Sep 3 The airship USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) crashes in a storm near Caldwell, Ohio, killing 14, 29 survive
  • Sep 5 112 F (44°C), Centerville, Alabama (state record)
  • Sep 13 1st US University for Blacks, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans
  • Sep 22 Yank Ben Paschal hits 2 inside-the-park-homers
  • Sep 23 George Kaufman's "Butter & Egg Man" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 26 Italian sub "Sebastiano Veniero" lost off Sicily with 54 dead
  • Sep 29 French Gen of Morocco, marshal Lyautey, is dismissed
  • Sep 29 Greek republican constitution enforced
  • Sep 30 General Pangulos disbands Greek parliament
  • Oct 5 WSM-AM in Nashville Tenn begins radio transmissions
  • Oct 5 The Lacarno Conference meets: Germany agrees to recognise their frontiers with France and Belgium and will apply for membership in the League of Nations
  • Oct 6 Greek premier Papanastasiou orders gen Pangulos arrested
  • Oct 11 Belgian episcopelian speaks against Flemish activism
  • Oct 12 German-Russian trade agreement signed
  • Oct 14 Anti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee)
  • Oct 16 Peace accord of Locarno signed (Rhine Pact)
  • Oct 16 Texas School Board prohibits teaching of evolution
  • Oct 18 -20] French Gen Sarrail bombs Damascus
  • Oct 18 Salt Lake City (PCL) Tony Lazzeri hits his 60th HR of the season
  • Oct 19 Italian army takes Somalia
  • Oct 21 Sidney Howards "Lucky Sam McGarver" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 25 Rightist German ministers disavows Treaty of Locarno
  • Oct 27 Water skis patented by Fred Waller
  • Oct 30 KUT-AM in Austin TX begins radio transmissions
  • Oct 31 Cossack officer Reza Chan replaces sultan Ahmad as Shah of Persia
  • Nov 1 VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam

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Nov 5 Mussolini disbands Italian socialist parties

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 6 British secret agent Sidney Reilly ('Ace of Spies') is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.
  • Nov 7 Italians liberal-national party joins fascist
  • Nov 9 German NSDAP (Nazi party) forms Schutzstaffel (SS)

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Nov 9 Robert A. Millikan confirms the existence of cosmic rays from outer space in a speech to the National Academy of Sciences at Madison, Wisconsin


Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 308

  • 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)
  • May 1 Malcolm Scott Carpenter, Boulder Colo, astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7)
  • May 1 Scott Carpenter, Boulder, CO, pilot and astronaut (d. 2013)
  • May 4 Peter Blum, German/South African/English poet (Capricorn)
  • May 4 Maurice R. Greenberg, American businessman
  • May 5 Leo Ryan, United States Congressman (d. 1978)
  • May 5 Mykola Plaviuk, Rusiv, Poland, Ukranian president (1978-81), (d. 2012)
  • May 6 Patrick Meany, CEO (Rank Organization)
  • May 8 Ali Hassan Mwinyi, president of Tanzania (1985- )
  • May 8 Lord Jauncey of Tullichettle, lord of appeal in ordinary
  • May 9 Peter Leng, Master General of the Ordnance
  • May 10 Edward Fursdon, British Maj-Gen (defense council)
  • May 11 Rhodes Boyson, British politician and author (Black Papers), born in Haslingden, Lancashire (d. 2012)
  • May 11 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • May 11 William Glasser, psychiatrist (reality therapy, choice theory), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • May 12 John Simon, theater critic (NY Times)
  • May 15 Jos Jacobs, Flemish director (Madonna of Nedermunster)
  • May 15 Mary Lyon, English geneticist (X-chromosome inactivation), born in Norwich, Norfolk (d. 2014)
  • May 16 Bobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian entertainer

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May 19 Malcolm X [Little], African American human rights activist and Muslim minister, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1965)

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • May 19 Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator (1976-79) and revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge (1963-97), born in Prek Sbauv, Kampong Thom, Cambodia (d. 1998)
  • May 20 D French Slaughter Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1985- )
  • May 22 Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (movement objects)
  • May 23 Joshua Lederberg, American molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
  • May 24 Francois J [Frank] le Roux, chief whip (South Afr Conserv Party)
  • May 27 John Moberly, diplomat
  • May 27 Tony Hillerman, American writer
  • May 28 Bülent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • May 29 Sir Kenneth Couzens, Deputy Chairman of the British Coal Board
  • May 30 Eddy Bruma, Suriname politician
  • May 30 Gerard John Toorenaar, political commissar in Amsterdam (1975-79)
  • Jun 1 Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher
  • Jun 3 Gerhard Zwerenz, writer
  • Jun 3 Thomas Winning, Roman Catholic archbishop (Glasgow)
  • Jun 5 William L Dickinson, (Rep-R-AL, 1965- )
  • Jun 7 Camille Flammarion, French astronomer/writer (Thunder & Lightning)

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Jun 8 Barbara Bush, US First Lady (1989-93), born in NYC, New York

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
  • Jun 8 Eddie Gaedel, 3'7" St Louis Browns pinch-hitter (he walked)
  • Jun 9 Roy Hughes, Baron Islwyn, British politician (L), born in Pontllanfraith, Monmouthshire (d. 2003)
  • Jun 9 [John] Keith Laumer, [Anthony LeBaron], US, sf author (Retief's War)
  • Jun 10 Nat Hentoff, columnist/novelist (Village Voice, The Cold Society)
  • Jun 11 William Styron, Va, novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice)
  • Jun 13 Hans Fellner, bookseller
  • Jun 14 Barbara Hammer Avedon, scriptwriter
  • Jun 14 David Bache, British car designer (Rover), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Jun 15 Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (Tarumba, Maltiempes)
  • Jun 18 Rex Collings, writer/publisher
  • Jun 19 Alfred B Nzo, South African sec-gen ANC (1969- )
  • Jun 19 Charlie Drake, British comic (Plank, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Splish Splash)
  • Jun 21 Giovanni Spadolini, Italian politician (d. 1994)
  • Jun 23 Oliver Smithies, British biochemist (2007 Noble Prize for gene targeting), born in Halifax (d. 2017)
  • Jun 24 Len Jagger, English businessman/multi-millionaire
  • Jun 25 Robert Venturi, architect (Levittown NY, Las Vegas), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 25 Ted Stepien, American business (d. 2007)
  • Jun 26 Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II)
  • Jun 29 Giorgio Napolitano, Italian politician
  • Jul 2 Patrice E Lumumba, Zaire, revolutionary/1st premier of Congo
  • Jul 2 Patrice Emery Lumumba, Katakokombe region of the Kasai Province of Belgian Congo, first Prime Minister of an independent Congo,
  • Jul 3 Michael Oliver, cardiologist, born in Borth, Wales (d. 2015)
  • Jul 6 Huub H Jacobse, member of Dutch 2nd chamber (Liberal)
  • Jul 7 Yvonne Mitchell, writer (Johnny Nobody, Genghis Khan), born in London, England
  • Jul 7 Wally Phillips, American radio personality (d. 2008)
  • Jul 9 Peter Ludwig, businessman/art collector
  • Jul 9 Thomas A Luken, (Rep-D-OH, 1973-74, 77- )
  • Jul 12 Roger Smith, CEO (General Motors)
  • Jul 13 Hilary Grover Barratt Brown, conservationist
  • Jul 18 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Australia, 100m dash (Oly-bronze-1948)
  • Jul 20 Jacques Delors, French economist/chairman European Committee (1985-95)
  • Jul 20 Frantz Fanon, Martinique, France, psychiatrist and philosopher (The Wretched of the Earth), (d. 1961)
  • Jul 24 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica)
  • Jul 26 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (d. 2000)
  • Jul 28 Bruce Matthews, newspaper executive
  • Jul 28 Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West
  • Jul 28 Baruch S. Blumberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Aug 1 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer (Otto's Pug), born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • Aug 2 Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinian dictator, (d. 2013)
  • Aug 7 M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist
  • Aug 8 Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist
  • Aug 8 Alija Izetbegović, Bosniak politician (d. 2003)
  • Aug 9 David A. Huffman, creator of Huffman coding (d. 1999)
  • Aug 10 Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher
  • Aug 10 George Cooper, general
  • Aug 10 Lawrence Byford, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • Aug 11 Carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post)
  • Aug 11 Mike Douglas, talk show host (Mike Douglas Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 11 Floyd Curry, National Hockey League player (d. 2006)
  • Aug 12 Dale Bumpers, politician (Sen-D Arkansas, 1975-99), born in Charleston, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • Aug 12 Norris McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)
  • Aug 12 Robin Nicholson, metallurgist
  • Aug 12 Ross McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)
  • Aug 12 George Wetherill, American scientist (d. 2006)
  • Aug 15 Gertrude Shope, South African leader of the ANC Women’s League, born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History