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 Battle

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

1925 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor, comedian and singer (Black Rider; Rififi in Amsterdam), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2011)
Born in 1925

Famous Deaths

  • A. N. Hornby, English cricket batsman & captain (3 Tests; Lancashire CCC) and rugby union utility back & captain (9 Tests; Lancashire CRFC), dies at 78

About December 17, 1925

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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