On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1925

Historical Events

  • Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism & socialism
  • Dogsleds reach Nome with emergency diphtheria serum after 1000-km
  • NL holds Golden Jubilee Year meeting at same hotel where NL began

Famous Birthdays

  • David Abell Wood, priest
  • Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • Michel Philippot, French composer and musicologist, born in Verzy, France (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Antti Aarne, Finnish folklorist, dies at 57

Person of interestJaap Eden

Jaap Eden, Dutch athlete (World Cycling C'ship gold 10k 1894, sprint 1895; World Speed Skating C'ship gold allround 1893, 95, 96), dies at 51

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden

1925 Highlights

About February 2, 1925

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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