On This Day

Events in History in January 1925

  • Jan 1 Norway's capital Christiania changes name to Oslo
  • Jan 2 Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region established (now in Tadzhik SSR)

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Jan 3 Benito Mussolini dissolves the Italian parliament and proclaims himself dictator of Italy, taking the title "Il Duce" (the Leader)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jan 4 French psychologist Emil Coué brings his self-esteem therapy to US "Every day in every way I am getting better & better"
  • Jan 5 James Gleason & Richard Tabers "Is zat so?" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 5 Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman governor in USA
  • Jan 5 Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdańsk post office

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Jan 6 Mikhail Frunze replaces Leon Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Military and Native Affairs (Minister of Defence) as Trotsky and Joseph Stalin battle for power in the aftermath of Vladimir Lenin's death

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Jan 6 Mussolini forms a cabinet composed entirely of Fascists in Italy
  • Jan 8 1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas
  • Jan 9 German Postal Minister A Hofle resigns due to corruption
  • Jan 10 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as Governor of Texasr, 2nd US woman governor, 1st ever elected
  • Jan 10 Allies refuse to evacuate the Cologne area of Germany as agreed

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Jan 11 Frank Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes as US Secretary of State

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • Jan 12 John Howard Lawson's "Processional" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 15 Hans Luther forms German government, with DNVP
  • Jan 19 -48°F (-44°C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
  • Jan 20 The Soviet and Japan sign a convention resuming relations: Russia agrees to limit revolutionary activity of the Third Communist International, while Japan agrees to leave the Sakhalin
  • Jan 21 Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe president
  • Jan 22 Albania Republic proclaimed under President Achmed Zogu
  • Jan 24 Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island
  • Jan 24 Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden
  • Jan 28 -46°F (-43°C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record)

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Jan 29 British Liberal Party chooses David Lloyd George as leader

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • Jan 30 Turkish government throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople
  • Jan 31 Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president of Angola