April 1925 in History

Events in History

  • 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
  • Apr 6 1st film shown on an airplane (British Air)

Historic Publication

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

  • Apr 10 Tsaritsyn renamed Stalingrad (now Volgograd)
  • 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 16 During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, Bulgaria, 150 are killed and 500 wounded
  • Apr 17 Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier
  • Apr 18 World's Fair opens in Chicago
  • Apr 21 Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR
  • 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 23 Pastor LH Perquin forms Union of Catholic Dutch Radio (KRO)
  • 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

Historic Event

Apr 26 Artist Diego Rivera resigns from the Mexican Communist Party

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

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Sala Burton, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-87), born in Białystok, Poland (d. 1987)
  • Apr 2 George MacDonald Fraser, British poet and author (Flashman at the Charge), born in Carlisle, England (d. 2008)
  • Apr 3 Tony Benn, British politcian, Minister of Technology and President of the Stop the War Coalition, born in Marylebone, London (d. 2014)
  • Apr 4 Claude Wagner, French Canadian politician and judge, born in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada (d. 1979)
  • Apr 4 Emmett Williams, American poet, born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Apr 4 Mother Divine [Edna Rose Ritchings], cult leader of the International Peace Mission Movement, born in Vancouver (d. 2017)
  • Apr 6 John Knox, British supreme court justice
  • Apr 6 Marcus Worsley, Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 9 Art Kane [Kanofsky], American art director (Seventeen Magazine), and portrait photographer (A Great Day In Harlem), born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • Apr 9 Michael Richardson, British investment banker and advisor to Margaret Thatcher known as "Mr Privatisation", born in London (d. 2003)
  • Apr 9 Tom Jackson, British union leader (Post Office), born in Leeds, West Yorkshire (d. 2003)
  • Apr 11 Johan van Zonderen, Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1996)
  • Apr 11 Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman and founder of Quebecor, born in Montreal (d. 1997)
  • Apr 11 Rik Kuijpers, Belgian director (Sea gulls die in the harbor), born in Mortsel, Belgium
  • Apr 12 Evelyn Berezin, American computer pioneer, invented first word processor, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2018)
  • Apr 12 Johnny Jordan, English cameraman (You Only Live Twice), born in Oxfordshire, England (d. 1969)
  • Apr 13 Neville Robinson, English physicist, born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Apr 14 Abel Muzorewa, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia (1979-80), born in Umtali, Manicaland, Southern Rhodesia (d. 2010)
  • Apr 17 John Yates, Anglican bishop (Lambeth England), born in Burslem, Staffordshire
  • Apr 26 Frank Hahn, British economist (Hahn's Problem), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2013)
  • Apr 26 Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (Ferrero SpA - Nutella), born in Dogliani, Piedmont (d. 2015)

Weddings in History

Hans Frank

Apr 2 Lawyer Hans Frank (24) weds secretary Brigitte Herbst (29) in Munich, Germany

Vladimir Nabokov

Apr 15 Russian writer ("Lolita") Vladimir Nabokov (26) marries fellow Russian writer Vera Evseevna Slonim (23) in Berlin


Deaths in History

  • Apr 7 Saint Tikhon of Moscow [Vasily Ivanovich Bellavin], 11th Patriarch of Moscow and all of Russia, dies at 60
  • Apr 13 Elwood Haynes, American automotive pioneer (built one of 1st US autos), dies at 67
  • Apr 14 Pieter D. van Essen, Dutch artillery officer, dies at 54
  • Apr 15 John Singer Sargent, American painter (Wyndham Sisters), dies at 69