On This Day

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

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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 (The Book of Alley), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2000)
  • Cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor
  • Dattu Phadkar, Indian cricketer (pace bowling all-rounder for India), born in Kolhapur, India (d. 1985)
  • Ghulam Guard, Indian cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959), born in Surat, Gujarat (d. 1978)
  • Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 2017)