On This Day

November 1925 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam

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Nov 5 Mussolini disbands Italian socialist parties

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 5 British secret agent Sidney Reilly ('Ace of Spies') is executed in a forest near Moscow by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union
  • Nov 7 Italians liberal-national party joins fascist
  • Nov 9 German NSDAP (Nazi party) forms Schutzstaffel (SS)

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Nov 9 Robert A. Millikan confirms the existence of cosmic rays from outer space in a speech to the National Academy of Sciences at Madison, Wisconsin

  • Nov 11 Earnest Thalmann becomes chairman of German KPD
  • Nov 11 Night of Kersten - Colijn Dutch government falls by SGP-amendement
  • Nov 11 American scientist Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays
  • Nov 12 US & Italy sign peace accord about war debts
  • Nov 16 American Association for Advancement of Atheism forms (NY)
  • Nov 16 Philip Barry's "In a Garden" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 24 1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)

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Nov 24 Eugene O'Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St NYC

Playwright Eugene O'Neill
Playwright
Eugene O'Neill
  • Nov 25 KPD proposes German Parliament expropriate possession of monarchy
  • Nov 26 Netherlands & Germany sign trade agreement
  • Nov 27 German Parliament ratifies treaty of Locarno

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Nov 28 7th French government of Aristide Briand sworn-in

11x Prime Minister of France Aristide Briand
11x Prime Minister of France
Aristide Briand

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 Dieter Wellershoff, German author (Minotaur)
  • Nov 6 Dirk de Vroome, Dutch campaigner and Limbourg activist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1986)
  • Nov 9 Sir Alistair Horne, British historian and journalist (A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–1962), born in London (d. 2017)
  • Nov 13 Inez van Dullemen, Dutch author, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Nov 15 Howard Baker, (Sen-R-Tenn), presidential chief of staff
  • Nov 15 Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (d. 1988)
  • Nov 16 Michel Jouvet, French neuroscientist and medical researcher who discovered the region of the brain that controls rapid eye movement (REM sleep), born in Lons-le-Saunier, Jura, France (d. 2017)
  • Nov 17 Charles Mackerras, Australian conductor, born in Schenectady, New York
  • Nov 17 Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier
  • Nov 17 Libby Newman, painter/printmaker/curator
  • Nov 19 Zygmunt Bauman, Polish-born sociologist (Modernity and the Holocaust), born in Poznań (d. 2017)

Person of interestRobert F. Kennedy

Nov 20 Robert F. Kennedy, American politician (D-Sen-NY, US Attorney General), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1968)

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • Nov 21 Poncke Princen, Dutch anti-Nazi fighter, colonial soldier and human rights activist, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • Nov 24 William F. Buckley Jr, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line), born in NYC (d. 2008)
  • Nov 24 Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist who won the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics with Carlo Rubbia, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Nov 25 Jose Napoleon Duarte, president El Salvador
  • Nov 26 Gregorio Alvarez, Uruguayan Dictator, President of Uruguay (1981-85), born in Montevideo (d. 2016)
  • Nov 27 John Maddox, British science writer and editor (Nature), born in Penllergaer, Wales (d. 2009)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 65
  • Nov 6 Khải Định, Emperor of Vietnam (1916-25), dies of TB at 40
  • Nov 9 Daniel Josephus Jitta, Dutch High Court lawyer, dies at 71
  • Nov 20 Alexandra, Danish princess and Queen of Great Britain, consort to Edward VII, dies at 80
  • Nov 27 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor and painter, dies of tuberculosis at 40