On This Day

Historical Events in May 1925

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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

MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Jimmie Foxx
  • May 1 Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony
  • May 2 Kezar Stadium opens in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
  • May 4 League of Nations conference on arms control & poison gas usage

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

Teacher Convicted for Teaching Evolution John T. Scopes
Teacher Convicted for Teaching Evolution
John T. Scopes

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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

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • May 5 Yankee Everett Scott is benched, ending his 1,307-game playing streak
  • May 5 Afrikaans is established as an official language in South Africa.
  • May 6 Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884
  • May 7 Phillies have their 8th game postponed in a row
  • May 7 MBA Pittsburgh Pirate shortstop Glenn Wright makes an unassisted triple play
  • 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
  • May 12 Uzbekistan & Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker
  • 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

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

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 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 WS at Comiskey Park
  • May 30 British mariners shoot on demonstrators
  • May 30 Peter DePaolo became 1st man to average over 100 mph at Indy
  • May 30 In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty.
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Peter DePaolo wins in 4:56:39.401; average speed: 101.127 mph (162.748 km/h)