What Happened on December 12, 1925

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Arthur Heinman coins term "motel"; opens Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo
  • Last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rezā Shāh Pahlavi takes over

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Medina surrenders to Saudi forces led by Sultan Abdulaziz Ibn Saud

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud

Famous Birthdays

  • Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (d. 2000)
  • Cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor
  • D G "Dattu" Phadkar, cricketer (pace bowling all-rounder for India)
  • Ghulam Guard, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959)
  • Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 2017)