Historical Events in May 1925

  • May 1 Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony

Sports History

May 1 Future Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Jimmie Foxx makes his MLB debut at 17 for Philadelphia A's; pinch-hits a single in 9-4 loss v Washington

  • May 2 Kezar Stadium opens in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
  • May 4 League of Nations conference on arms control & poison gas usage
  • May 5 Afrikaans is established as an official language in South Africa.

Historic Event

May 5 Dayton teacher John T. Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee

Sports History

May 5 Detroit center fielder Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6 with 4 runs, 5 RBI and 16 TBs in Tigers' 14-8 win over the Browns at Sportsman's Park III, St. Louis

  • May 5 Yankee Everett Scott is benched, ending his 1,307-game playing streak
  • May 6 Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884
  • May 7 MBA Pittsburgh Pirate shortstop Glenn Wright makes an unassisted triple play
  • May 7 Phillies have their 8th game postponed in a row

Sports History

May 8 50th Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59

  • May 8 French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco
  • May 9 Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem, laid
  • May 10 To control demonstrations against foreigners, British troops in Shanghai fire into a crowd, leading to a boycott against British goods
  • May 11 Communist Party of Holland splits
  • May 11 Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region constituted in RSFSR

Canonization

May 12 French priest Jean Vianney (1786-1859) canonized as Saint John Vianney by Pope Pius XI

  • May 12 Uzbekistan & Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics

Historic Publication

May 14 Virginia Woolf's novel "Mrs Dalloway" is published by The Hogarth Press

Sports History

May 16 51st Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Flying Ebony wins in 2:07.6

Baseball Record

May 17 Cleveland Indian Tris Speaker gets his 3,000th hit

  • May 21 George Lloyd, Baron Lloyd of Dolobran, becomes British High Commissioner in Egypt
  • May 21 Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsun leaves Spitsbergen with 2 seaplanes for the North Pole

Sports History

May 26 Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery

  • May 26 Future Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder Ty Cobb is first to collect 1,000 extra-base hits when he doubles in Detroit Tigers' 8-1 win against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park
  • May 30 British mariners shoot on demonstrators
  • May 30 In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty.
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Race winner Peter DePaolo becomes first driver to complete 500 miles in under 5 hours, and have an average over 100 mph; Norman Batten drives 21 laps of relief while DePaolo has his hands bandaged due to blisters
  • May 30 Peter DePaolo became 1st man to average over 100 mph at Indy