On This Day

December 1925 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 1 Treaty of Locarno signed
  • 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 AL extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 & raise to $40,000
  • Dec 9 Pro football a hit in NYC; Grange & Bears beat Giants before 73,000

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

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

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Dec 11 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quas Primas

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI
  • 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 battleVictory in Battle

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

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
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 1st East West football game at Ewing Park before 25,000 fans
  • 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 scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 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


LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 27 Inventor George Gallup (24) weds Ophelia Smith Miller

Inventor of the Gallup Poll George Gallup
Inventor of the Gallup Poll
George Gallup

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], writer (Vorstengunst), dies
  • 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