On This Day

August 1925 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 Shortwave-radio link between Kootwijk and Netherland East-Indies
  • Aug 3 Last US troops leave Nicaragua (there since 1912)
  • Aug 4 1st Dutch Colijn government forms
  • Aug 4 US marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation
  • Aug 5 Plaid Cymru is formed with the aim of disseminating knowledge of the Welsh language, which is in danger of dying out
  • Aug 7 League of Nation advises against Turk/Iraqi division of Mosoelgebied
  • Aug 8 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (between 25,000 and 40,000 marchers) in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 10 Hurricane strikes Borculo, 4 die
  • Aug 12 KMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions
  • Aug 12 The first cast of Alpha Psi Omega, drawn from The Masquers of Fairmont College, West Virginia, is initiated.
  • Aug 14 Mount Rushmore Monument first proposed
  • Aug 14 The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is completed and goes on line.
  • Aug 15 Norway annexes Spitsbergen
  • Aug 18 Belgium & US sign treaty about war debts
  • Aug 18 Cardinal Mercier warns Belgians against socialism/liberalism
  • Aug 20 WJR-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions
  • Aug 25 Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organizes (Harlem NY)
  • Aug 25 Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg
  • Aug 28 Meteorite falls on Ellemeet, Schouwen, Devil Island
  • Aug 30 6th Iron pilgrim at Diksmuide Belgium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 31 Anthropologist Margaret Mead first arrives in Samoa

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist
Margaret Mead

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer (Otto's Pug), born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • Aug 2 Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinian dictator, born in Mercedes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • Aug 7 M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist, born in Kumbakonam, India
  • Aug 8 Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist
  • Aug 8 Alija Izetbegović, Bosniak politician (d. 2003)
  • Aug 9 David A. Huffman, American computer scientist, creator of Huffman coding, born in Ohio (d. 1999)
  • Aug 10 Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher
  • Aug 10 George Cooper, general
  • Aug 10 Lawrence Byford, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • Aug 11 Carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post)
  • Aug 12 Dale Bumpers, American politician (Sen-D Arkansas, 1975-99), born in Charleston, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • Aug 12 Norris McWhirter, English author (founded Guinness Book of World Records), born in Winchmore Hill, England (d. 2004)
  • Aug 12 Robin Nicholson, English metallurgist, born in Warwickshire, England
  • Aug 12 Ross McWhirter, English author (founded Guinness Book of World Records), born in Winchmore Hill, England (d. 1975)
  • Aug 12 George Wetherill, American scientist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • Aug 15 Gertrude Shope, South African leader of the ANC Women’s League, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 17 John Hawkes, American writer (2nd Skin)
  • Aug 17 John Howard Purnell, Welsh chemist (Royal Society of Chemistry), born in Rhondda, South Wales (d. 1996)
  • Aug 18 Brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy)
  • Aug 18 Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (d. 2006)
  • Aug 18 Brian Aldiss, British sci-fi author (Super-Toys Last All Summer Long, Helliconia trilogy), born in East Dereham, Norfolk (d. 2017)
  • Aug 19 Claude Gauvreau, Canadian playwright (d. 1971)
  • Aug 25 Thea Astley, Australian novelist and short-story writer, born in Queensland, Australia (d. 2004)
  • Aug 26 Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (d. 2005)
  • Aug 26 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and writer (d. 1999)
  • Aug 26 Sangharakshita, Buddhist Philosopher, Founder of the Western Buddhist Order
  • Aug 27 Richard Rutt, English bishop of Leicester, born in Lengford, England (d. 2011)
  • Aug 28 Arkady Natanovich Strugatsky, Soviet-Russian sci-fi author (Tale of the Troika), born in Batumi, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • Aug 28 Marvin Davis, CEO (Davis Oil Company), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2004)
  • Aug 30 Laurent de Brunhoff, French writer and illustrator (Babar the Elephant), born in Paris

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 8 China's Premier Zhou Enlai (27) weds Deng Yingchao (21) in Guangzhou

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 11 Physicist James Chadwick (33) weds Aileen Stewart-Brown

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 22 Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson (28) weds teacher Maryon Elspeth Moody (23)

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 25 Suffragette Kate Sheppard (78) weds printer and author William Sidney Lovell-Smith (72) in Christchurch, New Zealand

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard

Divorces in History


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 5 Turkish President Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (44) divorces wife Latife Hanim after 2 years of marriage

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Deaths in History

  • Aug 1 John Pieter Veth, painter/lithographer/etcher/writer, dies at 61
  • Aug 4 Alfons Van de Perre, Flemish physician, dies
  • Aug 15 Konrad Mägi, Estonian painter, dies at 46
  • Aug 17 Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer of Romanian origin (b. 1848)
  • Aug 25 Franz Graf Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austro-Hungarian field marshal, dies at 72