On This Day

February 1925 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 1st national conference of KPD's Rotfrontkämpferbund in Berlin
  • Feb 2 Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism & socialism
  • Feb 2 Dogsleds reach Nome with emergency diphtheria serum after 1000-km
  • Feb 2 NL holds Golden Jubilee Year meeting at same hotel where NL began

Historic Event

Feb 8 Marcus Garvey enters federal prison in Atlanta

Treaty of Interest

Feb 9 German Minister Gustav Stresemann proposes security treaty with France

  • Feb 9 Haifa Technion (Israel) opens
  • Feb 10 1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Indiana
  • Feb 12 1st federal arbitration law approved by Congress
  • Feb 12 E. Thieffry departs with Handley Page for the Belgian Congo
  • Feb 12 Estonia passes Law on Cultural Self-Government for National Minorities, allowing a unique degree of autonomy to ethnic and religious groups of 3,000 or more
  • Feb 13 US Congress makes Supreme Court appeals more difficult
  • Feb 14 State of emergency crisis in Bavaria ends, NSDAP re-allowed
  • Feb 16 Rescuers finally reach the body of caver Floyd Collins too late, 18 days after he became trapped in Sand Cave, Kentucky, bringing a tragic end to a story that had captured the nation [1]
  • Feb 21 1st issue of "New Yorker" magazine published
  • Feb 21 Mass meeting of SPD's Reichsbanner Black-Red-Gold in Magdeburg
  • Feb 24 Thermite explosive 1st used to break up ice jam, Waddington, NY
  • Feb 25 Glacier Bay National Monument established in Alaska
  • Feb 25 US Women's Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
  • Feb 25 Diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union established
  • Feb 26 Jihad against Turkish government

Historic Event

Feb 27 Adolf Hitler resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich

  • Feb 28 Congress authorizes a special handling stamp
  • Feb 28 Theater Museum of Amsterdam forms

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 3 Joop Swart, Dutch publisher (founder of World Press Photo)
  • Feb 3 Leon Schlumpf, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Feb 4 Russell Hoban, American author (Riddley Walker, Pilgermann), born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Feb 6 Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Javanese author (Anak semua bangsa), born in Blora Regency, Indonesia (d. 2006)
  • Feb 7 Arthur Berry, English artist and playwright, born in Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent (d. 1994)
  • Feb 7 Herbert Eisenreich, Austrian writer, born in Linz (d. 1986)
  • Feb 9 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (Heim theory), born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 2001)
  • Feb 11 Virginia E. Johnson, American doctor and sexologist (Masters & Johnson), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Feb 12 Anthony Berry, British politician (killed in the Brighton hotel bombing by the IRA) (d. 1984)
  • Feb 12 Joan Mitchell, American painter and printmaker, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 13 Jan Arends, Dutch poet and author
  • Feb 14 Gwendolyn Faison, American politician (Mayor of Camden, New Jersey, 2000-10), born in Clinton, North Carolina (d. 2021)
  • Feb 16 David Emms, British educator (London Goodenough Trust for Overseas Graduates) (d. 2015)
  • Feb 18 Marcel Barbeau, Canadian abstract artist, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • Feb 20 Alex La Guma, South African novelist (A Walk in the Night), and anti-apartheid activist (1956 Treason Trial), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1985)
  • Feb 20 Heinz Kluncker, German trade union leader (ÖTV (Öffentliche Dienste, Transport und Verkehr - Public service, transport and traffic) president, 1964-82), born in Wuppertal, Germany (d. 2005)
  • Feb 22 Edward Gorey, American author & artist (Curious Sofa), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Feb 22 Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect (d. 1995)
  • Feb 23 Louis Stokes, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1969-99), born in Cleveland Ohio (d. 2015)
  • Feb 25 Shehu Shagari, Nigerian politician, President of Nigeria (1979-83), born in Sokoto, Nigeria (d. 2018)
  • Feb 27 Hugh Leggatt, British art dealer (d. 2014)
  • Feb 27 Michael Kaye, British arts director (LSO, South Bank), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • Feb 27 Richard Auwerda, Dutch journalist and writer
  • Feb 27 Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (d. 2004)
  • Feb 28 C. Herbert Oliver, American clergyman and civil rights activist (Inter-Citizens Committee), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2021)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 2 Antti Aarne, Finnish folklorist, dies at 57
  • Feb 13 Floyd Collins, American cave owner and caver, dies a few days before rescuers can reach him trapped in Sand Cave, Kentucky at 37 (estimated) [1]
  • Feb 18 James Lane Allen, American writer (Choir Invisible), dies at 75
  • Feb 22 Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister, dies at 72
  • Feb 22 Nina Salomon British Jewish poet, author and suffragette, dies of cancer at 47
  • Feb 22 Thomas Allbutt, English physiologist (Diseases of the Heart), dies at 88
  • Feb 24 Hjalmar Branting, Prime Minister of Sweden, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1860)
  • Feb 28 Friedrich Ebert, German politician, President of Germany 1919-25), dies at 54