Historical Events in January 1925

  • Jan 1 11th Rose Bowl: Notre Dame beats Stanford, 27-10
  • Jan 1 Australian cricketer Bill Ponsford becomes the first batsman to score a century in each of his first 2 Tests when he hits 128 against England in the 2nd Test in Melbourne; Australia wins by 81 runs
  • Jan 1 Norway's capital Christiania changes name to Oslo
  • Jan 2 Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region established (now in Tadzhik SSR)

Historic Event

Jan 3 Benito Mussolini dissolves the Italian parliament and proclaims himself dictator of Italy, taking the title "Il Duce" (the Leader)

  • Jan 4 French psychologist Emil Coué brings his self-esteem therapy to US "Every day in every way I am getting better & better"

Sports History

Jan 5 England cricket openers Herbert Sutcliffe (176) and Jack Hobbs (154) display heroics in their 1st innings but the tourists sink to an 81 run defeat in the 2nd Test against Australia in Melbourne; Sutcliffe also adds 127 in the England 2nd innings

  • Jan 5 French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings
  • Jan 5 James Gleason & Richard Tabers "Is zat so?" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 5 Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman governor in USA
  • Jan 5 Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdańsk post office

Historic Event

Jan 6 Mikhail Frunze replaces Leon Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Military and Native Affairs (Minister of Defence) as Trotsky and Joseph Stalin battle for power in the aftermath of Vladimir Lenin's death

  • Jan 6 Mussolini forms a cabinet composed entirely of Fascists in Italy

Sports History

Jan 6 Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile & 14:44.6 5,000m

Music Premiere

Jan 7 Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC

  • Jan 8 1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas
  • Jan 8 England cricket opening batsman Herbert Sutcliffe follows his 1st innings 176 with 127 in the 2nd innings but his team cannot avoid an 81 run defeat to Australia in the 2nd Test in Melbourne
  • Jan 9 German Postal Minister A Hofle resigns due to corruption
  • Jan 10 Allies refuse to evacuate the Cologne area of Germany as agreed
  • Jan 10 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as Governor of Texasr, 2nd US woman governor, 1st ever elected

Historic Event

Jan 11 Frank Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes as US Secretary of State

  • Jan 12 John Howard Lawson's "Processional" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 14 Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck" premieres in Berlin
  • Jan 15 Hans Luther forms German government, with DNVP
  • Jan 19 -48°F (-44°C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
  • Jan 20 The Soviet and Japan sign a convention resuming relations: Russia agrees to limit revolutionary activity of the Third Communist International, while Japan agrees to leave the Sakhalin
  • Jan 21 Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe president
  • Jan 22 Albania Republic proclaimed under President Achmed Zogu
  • Jan 24 Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island
  • Jan 24 Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden
  • Jan 28 -46°F (-43°C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record)

Historic Event

Jan 29 British Liberal Party chooses David Lloyd George as leader

  • Jan 30 Turkish government throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople
  • Jan 31 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Sydney: James Anderson of Australia wins 2nd straight Australasian crown; beats countryman Gerald Patterson 11-9, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
  • Jan 31 Australasian Championships Women's Tennis, Sydney: Daphne Akhurst wins 1st of 5 home titles; beats fellow Australian Esna Boyd 1-6, 8-6, 6-4
  • Jan 31 Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president of Angola