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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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 17 Cleveland Indian Tris Speaker gets his 3,000th hit

Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker
  • 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 Rogers Hornsby replaces Branch Rickey as manager of Cardinals
  • May 30 In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty.