On This Day

Historical Events in April 1925

  • Apr 1 1st transmission of Danish state radio
  • Apr 1 Hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated [see May 9, 1925]
  • Apr 3 Great Britain goes back to gold standard
  • Apr 3 Netherlands & Belgium sign accord of Westerschelde
  • Apr 5 Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election

Sports History

Apr 5 Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer

  • Apr 6 1st film shown on an airplane (British Air)
  • Apr 9 Babe Ruth rushed to hospital
  • Apr 10 Tsaritsyn renamed Stalingrad (now Volgograd)

Historic Publication

Apr 10 Scribners publishes "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Apr 11 Abd el-Krims Rifkabylen beats French army in Morocco
  • Apr 13 Virginia Theater (ANTA, Guild) opens at 245 W 52nd St NYC
  • Apr 14 First regular-season Chicago Cubs game broadcast on radio (WGN) by caller Quin Ryan; Cubs beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-2
  • Apr 15 NHL's NY Americans (formerly Hamilton Tigers) 1st game, lose 3-1
  • Apr 16 During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 wounded
  • Apr 17 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery
  • Apr 17 Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier
  • Apr 18 World's Fair opens in Chicago
  • Apr 20 29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor in 2:33:00.6
  • Apr 21 Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR
  • Apr 21 No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets' funeral

Music History

Apr 21 Noël Coward's "Fallen Angels" premieres in London

  • Apr 23 1st London performance of Franz Lehár’s operetta "Frasquita" staged
  • Apr 23 Pastor LH Perquin forms Union of Catholic Dutch Radio (KRO)
  • Apr 23 Having badly defeated Spain and driven her out of Spanish Morocco, the native Riffi, led by Abd-el-Krim, turn on the French in French Morocco
  • Apr 24 88°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April

Election of Interest

Apr 25 Paul von Hindenburg is elected the President of Germany

  • Apr 26 Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big"

Historic Event

Apr 26 Artist Diego Rivera resigns from the Mexican Communist Party

  • Apr 28 Kurdish rebels surrender to Turkish army
  • Apr 28 Netherlands & Great Britain return to gold standard
  • Apr 30 Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity