On This Day

March 1925 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 Dutch Socialists demand drastic disarmament
  • Mar 2 Japan's House of Representatives recognizes male suffrage
  • Mar 2 Nationwide road numbering system & US shield marker adopted
  • Mar 2 SDAP-Second-Faction of parliament demands drastic disarmament
  • Mar 4 US President Coolidge's inauguration broadcast live on 21 radio stations
  • Mar 4 Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by US
  • Mar 6 Belgium annexes Eupen, Malmö dy & Sankt Vith
  • Mar 7 American Negro Congress organizes
  • Mar 9 Pink's War, the first RAF operation conducted independently of the Army or Navy, begins
  • Mar 10 Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran

Agreement of Interest

Mar 12 British government of Stanley Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement

  • Mar 13 Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution
  • Mar 18 (8) 60-MPH tornadoes speed Mo, In, Il, Ky, & Tn kills 689

Appointment of Interest

Mar 19 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (future Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop, appointed as Apostolic Visitor to Bulgaria

  • Mar 21 Edinburgh's Murreyfield Stadium officially opens
  • Mar 21 Iran adopts Khorshidi solar Hijri calendar
  • Mar 21 Tennessee governor Austin Peay passes the "Butler Act," making Tennessee the 1st state to outlaw teaching the theory of evolution (repealed 1967)
  • Mar 24 KSL-AM in Salt Lake City UT begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 31 WOWO-AM, Ft Wayne Indiana begins radio transmission (500 watts)

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 7 Rene Gagnon, US Marine shown in photograph of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, born in Manchester, New Hampshire (d. 1979)
  • Mar 8 Petrus Steenkamp, Dutch politician (KVP/CDA)
  • Mar 10 Ed van der Elsken, movie photographer (Een liefdesgeschiedenis)
  • Mar 10 M J J A [Sef] Imkamp, Dutch politician (D66)
  • Mar 10 Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (d. 2005)
  • Mar 11 James Miskin, QC/recorder of London
  • Mar 12 Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, UK, sci-fi author (Deathworld Trilogy), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 12 Leo Esaki [Esaki Reona], Japan, physicist (Tunnel effect-Nobel 1973)
  • Mar 12 William G Whitehurst, (Rep-R-Va)
  • Mar 14 John Barrington Wain, English novelist/poet (Hurry on Down)
  • Mar 14 Francis A. Marzen, American Catholic prelate (d. 2004)
  • Mar 15 Bert Bolin, Swedish meteorologist
  • Mar 16 Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (d. 2004)
  • Mar 17 Jerome Lejeune, physiologist
  • Mar 18 James Pickles, English judge and columnist, born in Halifax, West Yorkshire (d. 2010)
  • Mar 19 Brent Scowcroft, Lt Gen (USAF)/National Security Council, born in Ogden, Utah
  • Mar 20 John D Erlichman, Politician (Nixon aide, Watergate)
  • Mar 20 David Warren, Australian scientist and inventor (Flight Data Recorder; Cockpit Voice Recorder - "the black box"), born in Groote Eylandt, Australia (d. 2010)
  • Mar 21 John E Grotberg, (Rep-R-IL, 1985-86)
  • Mar 22 Colin Spedding, British biologist and animal welfare advocate (d. 2012)
  • Mar 23 David McNee, commissioner (Metropolitan Police)
  • Mar 25 Flannery O'Connor, American Southern novelist (A Good Man is Hard to Find), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1964)
  • Mar 26 Ted Graham, Lord Graham of Edmonton, English politician, House of Lords (chief opposition whip), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 2020)
  • Mar 26 Baron Hooson [Hugh Emlyn], British politician and peer (MP for Montgomeryshire 1962-79), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 27 Charles Henry Plumb, 15th President of the European Parliament, born in Warwickshire
  • Mar 27 John Bayley, English academic and writer (Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2015)
  • Mar 29 Roy Beldam, British Lord Justice of Appeal (1989-2000)
  • Mar 30 John Wells, British politician (C)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Homer Plessy, American Creole shoemaker and civil rights pioneer (plaintiff in landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson 1896), dies at 61
  • Mar 4 James Ward, English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1843)
  • Mar 10 John Fillmore Hayford, American Geodesist (theory of isostasy, geodesy science), dies at 56

Sun Yat-sen

Mar 12 Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and father of modern China, dies of liver cancer at 58

  • Mar 20 George N Curzon, British Foreign minister (1919-22), dies at 66
  • Mar 23 Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general and minister of War, dies at 76
  • Mar 27 Carl Neumann, German mathematician and physicist (Neumann-functions), dies at 92
  • Mar 30 Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher (anthroposophy), dies at 64