On This Day

December 1925 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 1 Peace Treaty of Locarno signed between Germany, France, Belgium, Great Britain, and Italy
  • Dec 5 Hans Luther forced to resign as Chancellor and head of the German Weimar government
  • Dec 6 Italy, Britain & Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy)
  • Dec 7 Biltmore Theater opens at 261 W 47th St NYC
  • Dec 9 Pro football a hit in NYC; Grange & Bears beat Giants before 73,000

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

Catholic Encyclical

Dec 11 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quas Primas

  • Dec 12 Arthur Heinman coins term "motel"; opens Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo
  • Dec 12 Last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rezā Shāh Pahlavi takes over

Victory in Battle

Dec 12 Medina surrenders to Saudi forces led by Sultan Abdulaziz Ibn Saud

  • Dec 15 1st road with a depressed trough (Texas) opens to traffic
  • Dec 16 Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity is founded at Lafayette College.
  • Dec 17 Colonel William "Billy" Mitchell court-martialed for insubordination
  • Dec 17 Soviet Union & Turkey sign non-aggresion pact
  • Dec 17 Sultan Abdulaziz Ibn Saud conquers Jeddah, the last major stand of the Hashemites against the Saudis
  • Dec 26 The Communist Party of India is founded
  • Dec 30 NSW score 705 against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701
  • Dec 31 14th congress of CPSU decides to accelerate industry

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Martin Rodbell, American biochemist (1994 Nobel Prize for medicine or Physiology for discovery of G-proteins), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1998)
  • Dec 4 Albert Bandura, Canadian-American psychologist, born in Alberta, Canada
  • Dec 5 Anastasio Somoza Debayle [Tachito], President of Nicaragua (1967-72 and 1974-79), born in León, Nicaragua (d. 1980)
  • Dec 8 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author, born in Salamanca, Spain (d. 2000)
  • Dec 10 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985), born in Spokane, Washington, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 11 Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist (Nobel 2000), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 12 Cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor
  • Dec 12 Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (The Book of Alley), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2000)
  • Dec 19 Tankred Dorst, German playwright, born in Oberlind
  • Dec 20 Bob de Moor, Belgian comics creator & artist (Kuifje, Lion of Flanders), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • Dec 22 Lewis Glucksman, American financier, born in Manhattan, New York City (d. 2006)
  • Dec 23 Henry Charles Gordon, American engineer and astronaut (Dynasoar), born in Valparaiso, Indiana (d. 1996)
  • Dec 25 Christmas F Tinto, South African ANC'er/UDF-leader
  • Dec 25 Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born American author and mystic (Eagle's Gift, Fire From Within), born in Cajamarca (d. 1998)
  • Dec 26 Baron Baker, Jamaician-born British activist, born in Port Antonia
  • Dec 28 Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough

Weddings in History

Deaths in History

  • Dec 5 Wilhelmina E Drucker [Lensing], Dutch feminist, dies at 78
  • Dec 5 Władysław Reymont, Polish novelist (Chiopi, Nobel-1924), dies at 58
  • Dec 6 Dat So la Lee "Dabuda" or Louise Keyser, Native American (Washoe) basket weaver dies aged about 96
  • Dec 23 A S C Wallis [Adele von Antal-Opzoomer], Dutch writer (Vorstengunst), dies at 69
  • Dec 25 Sergei Yesenin, Russian lyric poet, dies at 30
  • Dec 25 Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst, dies at 48
  • Dec 27 Louis Dosfel, Flemish lawyer/literary (Assault!), dies at 44
  • Dec 27 Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet, dies at 30
  • Dec 28 Louisa Aldrich-Blake, British pioneering surgeon, dies of cancer at 65
  • Dec 29 Félix E Vallotton, Swiss painter/writer (Chaste Susanne), dies at 60