On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1925

Historical Events

  • Colonel William "Billy" Mitchell court-martialed for insubordination
  • Soviet Union & Turkey sign non-aggresion pact

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sultan Abdulaziz Ibn Saud conquers Jeddah, the last major stand of the Hashemites against the Saudis

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor, comedian and singer (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • A N "Monkey" Hornby, cricketer (England capt at Oval 1882), dies
1925 Highlights

About December 17, 1925

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius