On This Day

1925 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 217

  • May 11 Communist Party of Holland splits
  • May 11 Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region constituted in RSFSR
  • May 12 Uzbekistan & Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics

Book releaseHistoric Publication

May 14 Virginia Woolf's novel "Mrs Dalloway" is published by The Hogarth Press

  • May 21 George Lloyd, Baron Lloyd of Dolobran, becomes British High Commissioner in Egypt
  • May 21 Roald Amundsun leaves Spitsbergen with 2 seaplanes to North Pole
  • May 30 British mariners shoot on demonstrators
  • May 30 Peter DePaolo became 1st man to average over 100 mph at Indy
  • May 30 In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty.
  • Jun 3 Goodyear airship "Pilgrim" makes the first with an enclosed cabin

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Jun 6 Walter Chrysler founds automobile manufacturer Chrysler Corporation

Founder of Chrysler Walter Chrysler
Founder of Chrysler
Walter Chrysler
  • Jun 10 Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena
  • Jun 15 Philadelphia As go into bottom of 8th inning trailing 15-4, then score 13 times to defeat Cleveland 17-15
  • Jun 16 The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the USSR, Artek, is established
  • Jun 16 The Union Government rejects a round-table conference with India on the grounds that it will constitute interference in South African affairs
  • Jun 22 Spain and France fight Morocco

  • Jun 23 British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers
  • Jun 23 Landslides create 3-mile long "Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre Wyoming)
  • Jun 25 Military putsch under General Theodorus Pangulos in Greece
  • Jun 29 Canada House opens in London, England.
  • Jul 1 SDAP wins 4 chairs in Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
  • Jul 1 Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs created in UK
  • Jul 4 44 die when Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 Jury selection takes place in US John T. Scopes evolution trial

Teacher Convicted for Teaching Evolution John T. Scopes
Teacher Convicted for Teaching Evolution
John T. Scopes
  • Jul 10 USSR's official news agency TASS forms
  • Jul 10 Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Jul 11 Queen Wilhelmina names Hendrikus Colijn of the Anti-Revolutionary Party head of government

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
  • Jul 13 French occupation force begins evacuating country
  • Jul 16 The first parliament in Iraq opened by King Feisal in Baghdad

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jul 18 Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf (original title was the catchy "Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice")

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jul 20 Beirut sultan Pasja al-Atrasj calls Druzen for holy war against France
  • Jul 20 Italian-Serbian/Croatian/Slav treaty about Dalmatie
  • Jul 21 John T. Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution in the “Scopes monkey trial” in Dayton, Tennessee, fined $100 and costs
  • Jul 31 Last allied occupying troops leave Ruhrgebied
  • Jul 31 Unemployment Insurance Act passed in Britain
  • Aug 1 Shortwave-radio link between Kootwijk and Netherland East-Indies

  • Aug 3 Last US troops leave Nicaragua (there since 1912)
  • Aug 4 1st Dutch Colijn government forms
  • Aug 4 US marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation
  • Aug 5 Plaid Cymru is formed with the aim of disseminating knowledge of the Welsh language, which is in danger of dying out
  • Aug 7 League of Nation advises against Turk/Iraqi division of Mosoelgebied
  • Aug 8 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (between 25,000 and 40,000 marchers) in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 10 Hurricane strikes Borculo, 4 die
  • Aug 12 KMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions
  • Aug 12 The first cast of Alpha Psi Omega, drawn from The Masquers of Fairmont College, West Virginia, is initiated.
  • Aug 14 Mount Rushmore Monument first proposed
  • Aug 14 The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is completed and goes on line.
  • Aug 15 Norway annexes Spitsbergen
  • Aug 18 Belgium & US sign treaty about war debts
  • Aug 18 Cardinal Mercier warns Belgians against socialism/liberalism
  • Aug 20 WJR-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions
  • Aug 25 Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organizes (Harlem NY)
  • Aug 25 Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg
  • Aug 28 Meteorite falls on Ellemeet, Schouwen, Devil Island
  • Aug 30 6th Iron pilgrim at Diksmuide Belgium

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Aug 31 Anthropologist Margaret Mead first arrives in Samoa

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist
Margaret Mead
  • Sep 3 The airship USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) crashes in a storm near Caldwell, Ohio, killing 14, 29 survive
  • Sep 5 112 F (44°C), Centerville, Alabama (state record)
  • Sep 13 1st US University for African American, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans
  • Sep 23 George Kaufman's "Butter & Egg Man" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 26 Italian sub "Sebastiano Veniero" lost off Sicily with 54 dead
  • Sep 29 French Gen of Morocco, marshal Lyautey, is dismissed
  • Sep 29 Greek republican constitution enforced
  • Sep 30 General Pangulos disbands Greek parliament
  • Oct 5 WSM-AM in Nashville Tenn begins radio transmissions
  • Oct 5 The Lacarno Conference meets: Germany agrees to recognise their frontiers with France and Belgium and will apply for membership in the League of Nations
  • Oct 6 Greek premier Papanastasiou orders gen Pangulos arrested
  • Oct 11 Belgian episcopelian speaks against Flemish activism
  • Oct 12 German-Russian trade agreement signed
  • Oct 14 Anti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee)
  • Oct 16 Peace accord of Locarno signed (Rhine Pact)
  • Oct 16 Texas School Board prohibits teaching of evolution
  • Oct 18 -20] French Gen Sarrail bombs Damascus
  • Oct 18 Salt Lake City (PCL) Tony Lazzeri hits his 60th HR of the season
  • Oct 19 Italian army takes Somalia
  • Oct 21 Sidney Howards "Lucky Sam McGarver" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 25 Rightist German ministers disavows Treaty of Locarno
  • Oct 27 Water skis patented by Fred Waller
  • Oct 30 KUT-AM in Austin TX begins radio transmissions
  • Oct 31 Cossack officer Reza Chan replaces sultan Ahmad as Shah of Persia
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Dec 1 Treaty of Locarno signed
  • Dec 5 Hans Luther forced to resign as Chancellor and head of the German Weimar government

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 288

  • Apr 26 Frank Hahn, British economist (Hahn's Problem), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2013)
  • Apr 26 Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (Ferrero SpA - Nutella), born in Dogliani, Piedmont (d. 2015)
  • May 1 Scott Carpenter, American astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7), born in Boulder, Colorado (d. 2013)
  • May 4 Peter Blum, Afrikaan poet (Capricorn), born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1990)
  • May 4 Maurice R. Greenberg, American businessman and CEO of American International Group (AIG), born in NYC, New York
  • May 5 Leo Ryan, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1978)
  • May 5 Mykola Plaviuk, Ukrainian president (1978-81), born in Rusiv, Ukraine (d. 2012)
  • May 6 Patrick Meaney, British businessman and CEO (Rank Organization), born in Wandsworth, London (d. 1992)
  • May 8 Ali Hassan Mwinyi, 2nd President of Tanzania (1985-1995) and the 3rd President of Zanzibar (1984-85), born in Kivure, Pwani Region, British Tanganyika
  • May 8 Charles Jauncey, Baron Jauncey of Tullichettle, Scottish judge and advocate, born in Edinburgh (d. 2007)
  • May 9 Peter Leng, Master General of the Ordnance
  • May 10 Edward Fursdon, British Maj-Gen (defense council)
  • May 11 Rhodes Boyson, British politician and author (Black Papers), born in Haslingden, Lancashire (d. 2012)
  • May 11 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • May 11 William Glasser, psychiatrist (reality therapy, choice theory), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • May 12 John Simon, American author, literary and theater critic (NY Times), born in Subotica, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
  • May 15 Jos Jacobs, Flemish director (Madonna of Nedermunster)
  • May 15 Mary Lyon, English geneticist (X-chromosome inactivation), born in Norwich, Norfolk (d. 2014)
  • May 16 Bobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian entertainer
  • May 16 Nancy Roman, American, NASA's first chief of astronomy 'Mother of the Hubble', born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2018)

Person of interestMalcolm X

May 19 Malcolm X [Little], African American human rights activist and Muslim minister, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1965)

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X

Person of interestPol Pot

May 19 Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator (1976-79) and revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge (1963-97), born in Prek Sbauv, Kampong Thom, Cambodia (d. 1998)

Dictator and Revolutionary Pol Pot
Dictator and Revolutionary
Pol Pot
  • May 20 D French Slaughter Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1985- )
  • May 22 Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (movement objects), born in Fribourg, Switzerland (d. 1991)
  • May 23 Joshua Lederberg, American molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
  • May 24 Francois J [Frank] le Roux, chief whip (South Afr Conserv Party)
  • May 27 Vere Harmsworth, 3rd Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate (The Mail on Sunday), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • May 27 Tony Hillerman, American writer (Navajo Tribal Police), born in Sacred Heart Oklahoma,
  • May 28 Bülent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • May 29 Sir Kenneth Couzens, British Deputy Chairman of the British Coal Board
  • May 30 Eddy Bruma, Suriname politician
  • May 30 Gerard John Toorenaar, political commissar in Amsterdam (1975-79)
  • Jun 1 Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher
  • Jun 3 Gerhard Zwerenz, writer
  • Jun 3 Thomas Winning, Roman Catholic archbishop (Glasgow)
  • Jun 5 William L Dickinson, (Rep-R-AL, 1965- )

Person of interestBarbara Bush

Jun 8 Barbara Bush, First Lady of the US (1989-93) and wife of George H. W. Bush, born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
  • Jun 9 Roy Hughes, Baron Islwyn, British politician (L), born in Pontllanfraith, Monmouthshire (d. 2003)
  • Jun 9 Keith Laumer [Anthony LeBaron], American sci-fi author (Retief's War), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1993)
  • Jun 10 Nat Hentoff, columnist/novelist (Village Voice, The Cold Society)
  • Jun 11 William Styron, American novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • Jun 13 Hans Fellner, bookseller, born in Vienna (d. 1996)
  • Jun 14 Barbara Avedon, American scriptwriter (Bewitched), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jun 14 David Bache, British car designer (Rover), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Jun 15 Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (Tarumba, Maltiempes)
  • Jun 18 Rex Collings, English publisher (Rex Collings), (d. 1996)
  • Jun 19 Alfred Nzo, South African General Secretary of the ANC (1969-91), born in Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 2000)
  • Jun 21 Giovanni Spadolini, Italian historian and politician, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Jun 23 Oliver Smithies, British biochemist (2007 Noble Prize for gene targeting), born in Halifax (d. 2017)
  • Jun 24 Len Jagger, English businessman/multi-millionaire
  • Jun 25 Robert Venturi, American architect (Levittown NY, Las Vegas), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 26 Pavel Belyayev, Soviet fighter pilot and cosmonaut (Voskhod II), born in Chelishchevo, Russia (d. 1970)
  • Jun 29 Giorgio Napolitano, Italian politician, President of Italy (2006-15), born in Naples, Italy
  • Jul 2 Patrice Lumumba, Congolese revolutionary, 1st prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, born in Onalua, Belgian Congo (d. 1961)
  • Jul 2 Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist and NAACP official who was assassinated, born in Decatur, Mississippi (d. 1963)
  • Jul 3 Michael Oliver, British cardiologist (linked cholesterol with coronary artery disease), born in Borth, Wales (d. 2015)
  • Jul 6 Huub Jacobse, Dutch politician and member of Dutch 2nd chamber (Liberal), born in Zeist, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Jul 7 Yvonne Mitchell, writer (Johnny Nobody, Genghis Khan), born in London, England
  • Jul 7 Wally Phillips, American radio personality (d. 2008)
  • Jul 9 Peter Ludwig, German businessman and art collector, born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Jul 9 Tom Luken, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2018)

Person of interestMahathir bin Mohamad

Jul 10 Mahathir bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia (1981-2003 and 2018-), born in Alor Setar, Malaysia

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad
Malaysian Prime Minister
Mahathir bin Mohamad
  • Jul 12 Roger Smith, CEO (General Motors), born in Colombus, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • Jul 13 Hilary Grover Barratt Brown, conservationist
  • Jul 20 Jacques Delors, French economist/chairman European Committee (1985-95)
  • Jul 20 Frantz Fanon, West Indian psychiatrist and philosopher (The Wretched of the Earth), born in Martinique, France (d. 1961)
  • Jul 24 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica), born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (d. 1969)
  • Jul 26 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician, born in Częstochowa, Poland (d. 2000)
  • Jul 28 Bruce Matthews, Australian newspaper executive who worked for Rupert Murdoch, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1996) [1]
  • Jul 28 Baruch Samuel Blumberg, American scientist, (1976 Nobel laureate for Physiology or Medicine for work on Hepatitis B), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • Aug 1 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer (Otto's Pug), born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • Aug 2 Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinian dictator, born in Mercedes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • Aug 7 M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist, born in Kumbakonam, India
  • Aug 8 Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist
  • Aug 8 Alija Izetbegović, Bosniak politician (d. 2003)
  • Aug 9 David A. Huffman, American computer scientist, creator of Huffman coding, born in Ohio (d. 1999)
  • Aug 10 Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher
  • Aug 10 George Cooper, general
  • Aug 10 Lawrence Byford, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • Aug 11 Carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post)
  • Aug 12 Dale Bumpers, American politician (Sen-D Arkansas, 1975-99), born in Charleston, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • Aug 12 Norris McWhirter, English author (founded Guinness Book of World Records), born in Winchmore Hill, England (d. 2004)
  • Aug 12 Robin Nicholson, English metallurgist, born in Warwickshire, England
  • Aug 12 Ross McWhirter, English author (founded Guinness Book of World Records), born in Winchmore Hill, England (d. 1975)
  • Aug 12 George Wetherill, American scientist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • Aug 15 Gertrude Shope, South African leader of the ANC Women’s League, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 17 John Hawkes, American writer (2nd Skin), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 1998)
  • Aug 17 John Howard Purnell, Welsh chemist (Royal Society of Chemistry), born in Rhondda, South Wales (d. 1996)
  • Aug 18 Brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy)
  • Aug 18 Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (d. 2006)
  • Aug 18 Brian Aldiss, British sci-fi author (Super-Toys Last All Summer Long, Helliconia trilogy), born in East Dereham, Norfolk (d. 2017)
  • Aug 19 Claude Gauvreau, Canadian playwright (d. 1971)
  • Aug 25 Thea Astley, Australian novelist and short-story writer, born in Queensland, Australia (d. 2004)
  • Aug 26 Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (d. 2005)
  • Aug 26 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and writer (d. 1999)
  • Aug 26 Sangharakshita, Buddhist Philosopher, Founder of the Western Buddhist Order
  • Aug 27 Richard Rutt, English bishop of Leicester, born in Lengford, England (d. 2011)
  • Aug 28 Arkady Natanovich Strugatsky, Soviet-Russian sci-fi author (Tale of the Troika), born in Batumi, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • Aug 28 Marvin Davis, CEO (Davis Oil Company), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2004)
  • Aug 30 Laurent de Brunhoff, French writer and illustrator (Babar the Elephant), born in Paris

Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History