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Historical Events in December 1925

  • Dec 1 Treaty of Locarno signed
  • Dec 5 CFL Grey Cup, Landsdowne Park, Ottawa: Ottawa Senators win first title; beat Winnipeg Tammany Tigers, 24-1
  • Dec 5 Hans Luther forced to resign as Chancellor and head of the German Weimar government
  • Dec 6 Italy, Britain & Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy)
  • Dec 6 Record 73,000 pay to watch Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 19-7
  • Dec 7 Biltmore Theater opens at 261 W 47th St NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Noël Coward's "Easy Virtue" premieres in NYC

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • Dec 9 AL extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 & raise to $40,000
  • Dec 9 Pro football a hit in NYC; Grange & Bears beat Giants before 73,000

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Dec 11 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quas Primas

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI
  • Dec 12 Arthur Heinman coins term "motel"; opens Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo
  • Dec 12 Last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rezā Shāh Pahlavi takes over

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Dec 12 Medina surrenders to Saudi forces led by Sultan Abdulaziz Ibn Saud

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • Dec 14 Alban Berg's first opera, "Wozzeck" premieres at the Berlin State Opera.
  • Dec 15 1st hockey game at Madison Square Garden, Montreal Canadiens 3, NY Americans 1

  • Dec 15 1st road with a depressed trough (Texas) opens to traffic
  • Dec 16 Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity is founded at Lafayette College.
  • Dec 17 Colonel William "Billy" Mitchell court-martialed for insubordination
  • Dec 17 Soviet Union & Turkey sign non-aggresion pact
  • Dec 17 Sultan Abdulaziz Ibn Saud conquers Jeddah, the last major stand of the Hashemites against the Saudis
  • Dec 20 National Football League Championship: Chicago Cardinals (11-2-1) win controversial first past the post title; Pottsville Maroons suspended after playing unsanctioned game
  • Dec 21 "Battleship Potemkin", Soviet silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein, starring Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barksy and Grigori Aleksandrov, premieres in Moscow
  • Dec 21 Test batsman Hunter "Stork" Hendry scores career best unbeaten 325 for Victoria against New Zealand in drawn tour match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Dec 26 1st East-West Shrine Bowl game of college football 'all-stars' played before 25,000 fans at Ewing Park, San Francisco. Proceeds continue to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.
  • Dec 26 The Communist Party of India is founded
  • Dec 26 NY Americans and Pittsburgh Pirates set an NHL record by recording a combined 141 shots on goal in Americans' 3-1 win; Roy Worters makes incredible 70 saves for Pittsburgh and Jake Forbes has 67 for NY

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 28 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes" premieres in New York City

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin
  • Dec 30 NSW score 705 against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701
  • Dec 31 14th congress of CPSU decides to accelerate industry