On This Day

Events in History in May 1925

  • May 1 Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony
  • May 2 Kezar Stadium opens in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
  • May 4 League of Nations conference on arms control & poison gas usage

Historic Event

May 5 Dayton teacher John T. Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee

Teacher Convicted for Teaching Evolution John T. Scopes
Teacher Convicted for Teaching Evolution
John T. Scopes
  • May 5 Afrikaans is established as an official language in South Africa.
  • May 8 French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco
  • May 9 Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem, laid
  • May 10 To control demonstrations against foreigners, British troops in Shanghai fire into a crowd, leading to a boycott against British goods
  • May 11 Communist Party of Holland splits
  • May 11 Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region constituted in RSFSR
  • May 12 Uzbekistan & Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics

Historic 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 Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsun leaves Spitsbergen with 2 seaplanes for the 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.