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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1925 AD


January 1: Norway's capital Christiania changes name to Oslo
January 2: Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region established (now in Tadzhik SSR)
January 3: Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator
January 4: French psychologist Emil Coue brings his self-esteem therapy to U.S. "Every day in every way I am getting better and better"
January 5: French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, and Hugh Jennings
January 5: James Gleason and Richard Tabers "Is zat so?," premieres in New York City
January 5: Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman Governor in USA
January 5: Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office
January 6: Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile and 14:44.6 5,000m
January 7: Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in New York City
January 8: 1st all-female U.S. state supreme court appointed, Texas
January 9: German Postal Minister A Hofle resigns due to corruption
January 10: France-Saarland forms
January 10: Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as Texas gov, nation's 2nd woman governor
January 11: Franc B. Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as U.S. Secretary of State
January 12: John Howard Lawson's "Processional," premieres in New York City
January 14: Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck," premieres in Berlin
January 15: Hans Luther forms German government, with DNVP
January 16: General M Froense replaces Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Defense
January 16: Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council
January 19: -48 degrees F (-44 degrees C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
January 20: U.S.S.R. and Japan sign treaty of Peking, Seychelles back to U.S.S.R.
January 21: Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe president
January 22: Albania Republic proclaimed under President Achmed Zogu
January 24: Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island
January 24: Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden
January 28: -46 degrees F (-43 degrees C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record)
January 29: British Liberals choose David Lloyd George as party leader
January 30: Turkish government throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople
January 31: Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president of Angola


February 1: 1st national conference of KPD's Rotfrontkampferbund in Berlin
February 2: Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism and socialism
February 2: Dogsleds reach Nome with emergency diphtheria serum after 1000-km
February 2: NL holds Golden Jubilee Year meeting at same hotel where NL began
February 8: Kaufman and Berlin's "cocoanuts," premieres in New York City
February 8: Marcus Garvey enters federal prison in Atlanta
February 9: German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France
February 9: Haifa Technion (Israel), opens
February 10: 1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Ind
February 10: AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
February 12: 1st federal arbitration law approved by Congress
February 12: E Thieffry departs with Handley Page for the Belgian Congo
February 12: Estonia forbids communist Party
February 13: U.S. Congress makes Surpreme Court appeal more difficult
February 14: State of emergency crisis in Bayern ends, NSDAP re-allowed
February 21: 1st issue of "New Yorker" magazine published
February 21: Mass meeting of SPD's Reichsbanner Black-Red-Gold in Magdeburg
February 24: Thermit explosive 1st used to break up ice jam, Waddington, New York
February 25: Glacier Bay National Monument established in Alaska
February 25: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
February 25: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
February 26: Jihad-Saint war against Turkish government
February 27: Hitler's resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich
February 27: Test Cricket debut of Clarrie Grimmett, who took 5-45 and 6-37 vs. England
February 28: Congress authorizes a special handling stamp
February 28: Longest win streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (9 games)
February 28: "Tea For Two" by Marion Harris hit #1
February 28: Theater Museum of Amsterdam forms


March 2: Dutch Socialists demand drastic disarmament
March 2: Japan's House of Representatives recognizes male suffrage
March 2: Nationwide road numbering system and U.S. shield marker adopted
March 2: SDAP-Second-Faction of parliament demands drastic disarmament
March 4: President Coolidge's inauguration broadcast live on 21 radio stations
March 4: Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by U.S.
March 10: Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran
March 12: British government of Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement
March 13: NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games
March 13: Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution
March 19: Angelo G Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop
March 21: Edinburgh's Murreyfield Stadium officially opens
March 21: Iran adopts Khorshidi solar Hijrah calendar
March 23: Tennessee becomes 1st state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution
March 24: KSL-AM in Salt Lake City UT begins radio transmissions
March 30: Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians
March 30: Stanley Cup: Vict Cougars (WCHL) beat Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1
March 31: WOWO-AM, Ft. Wayne Indiana begins radio transmission (500 watts)


April 1: 1st transmission of Danish state radio
April 1: Hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated
April 3: Great Britain goes back to gold standard
April 3: Netherlands and Belgium sign accord of Westerschelde
April 5: Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election
April 5: Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in North Carolina due to an ulcer
April 6: 1st film shown on an British Air flight
April 9: Babe Ruth rushed to hospital
April 10: Czarina re-christened Stalingrad (now Volgograd)
April 10: Scribners publishes "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald
April 11: Abd el-Krims Rifkabylen beats French army in Morocco
April 13: Virginia Theater (ANTA, Guild) opens at 245 W 52nd St. New York City
April 14: 1st regular-season Cubs game to be broadcast on radio (WGN)
April 15: NHL's New York Americans (formerly Hamilton Tigers) 1st game, lose 3-1
April 17: New York Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery
April 17: Paul Painleve follows Edouard Herriot on as French premier
April 18: World's fair opens in Chicago
April 20: 29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor of Illinois in 2:33:00.6
April 21: Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR
April 21: No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets' funeral
April 21: Noel Coward's "Fallen Angels," premieres in London
April 23: 1st London performance of operetta "Fasquita" staged
April 23: Pastor LH Perquin forms Union of Catholic Dutch Radio (KRO) forms
April 26: Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big"
April 28: Kurd rebels surrender to Turkish army
April 28: Netherlands and Great Britain return to gold standard
April 29: Netherlands returns to gold standard


May 1: A's Jimmie Foxx, 17, 1st game; he pinch-hits a single
May 1: Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony
May 2: Kezar Stadium in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park opens
May 4: League of Nations conference on arms control and poison gas usage
May 5: John T. Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee
May 5: Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6, (16 total bases)
May 5: Yankee Everett Scott is benched, ending his 1,307-game playing streak
May 6: Ty Cobb hits his 5th home run in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884
May 7: Phillies have their 8th game postponed in a row
May 7: Pirate shortstop Glenn Wright makes an unassisted triple play
May 8: 51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59
May 8: French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco
May 9: Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem laid
May 11: Communist Party of Holland splits
May 11: Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region constituted in RSFSR
May 12: Uzbekistan and Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics
May 12: Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament
May 16: 51st Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Flying Ebony wins in 2:07.6
May 17: Cleveland Indian Tris Speaker gets his 3,000th hit
May 21: Canadians allow to sell beer
May 21: George Lloyd of Dolobran becomes British High Director of Egypt
May 21: Roald Amundsun leaves Spitsbergen with 2 seaplanes to North Pole
May 26: Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery
May 26: Tigers' Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)
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


June 1: Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp (1st of record 2130 consec games)
June 3: Eddie Collins, is 6th to get 3,000 hits
June 3: Goodyear airship "Pilgrim" makes 1st flight (1st with enclosed cabin)
June 3: White Sox manager Eddie Collins gets 3,000 hit
June 5: 29th U.S. Golf Open: Willie Macfarlane shoots a 291 at Worcester CC Mass
June 6: Walter Percy Chrysler founded Chrysler Corp, Iacocca is 8 months old
June 12: William DeHart Hubbard of U.S., sets long jump record at 25' 10 3/4"
June 13: 57th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard American Flag wins in 2:16.8
June 15: Philadelphia A's go into bottom of 8th inning trailing 15-4, then score 13 times to defeat Cleveland 17-15
June 22: Spain and France fight Morocco
June 23: British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers
June 23: Landslides create 3-mile long "Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre Wyoming)
June 25: Military putsch under General Theodorus Pangulos in Greece


July 1: New York Giant Hack Wilson hits 2 home runs in 3rd inning beating Phillies, 16-7
July 1: SDAP wins 4 chairs in Second-Parliamentary election
July 1: Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs created in U.K.
July 3: 38th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Joan Fry (62 60)
July 4: 44 die when Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses
July 4: 45th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats J Borotra (63 63 46 86)
July 4: Yankees Lefty Grove beats A's Herb Pennock 1-0 in 15 innings
July 10: Jury selection took place in John T Scopes evolution trial
July 10: U.S.S.R.'s official news agency TASS forms
July 11: Queen Wilhelmina names H Colijn head of government
July 13: French occupation force begins evacuating country
July 17: Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits
July 18: Hitler publishes Mein Kampf
July 20: Beirut sultan Pasja al-Atrasj calls Druzen for holy war against France
July 20: Italian-Serbian/Croatian/Slav treaty about Dalmatie
July 21: Monkey Trial ends-John Scopes found guilty of teaching Darwinism
July 22: Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher
July 23: New York Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers
July 24: Scopes guilty of teaching evolution in a Tennessee High School, fined $100 and costs
July 31: Last allied occupying troops leave Ruhrgebied
July 31: Unemployment Insurance Act passed in England


August 1: Shortwave-radio link between Kootwijk and Netherland East-Indies
August 3: Last U.S. troops leave Nicaragua (there since 1912)
August 4: 1st Dutch Colijn government forms
August 4: U.S. Marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation
August 7: League of Nation advises against Turk/Iraqi division of Mosoelgebied
August 8: 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, D.C.
August 9: Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out
August 10: Hurricane strikes Borculo, 4 die
August 12: KMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions
August 14: Mount Rushmore 1st proposed
August 15: Norway annexes Spitsbergen
August 15: White Sox Dickie Kerr, 1st appearance since winning 2 world series games in 1919
August 18: Belgian and U.S. sign treaty about war debts
August 18: Cardinal Mercier warns Belgians against socialism/liberalism
August 20: WJR-AM in Detroit Michigan begins radio transmissions
August 21: BV Emmen soccer team forms
August 24: 39th U.S. Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats K McKane (36 60 62)
August 25: Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organizes (Harlem New York)
August 25: Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg
August 28: Meteorite falls on Ellemeet, Schouwen, Devil Island
August 29: After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth and slaps a $5,000 fine on him
August 30: 6th Iron pilgrim at Diksmuide Belgium


September 1: Pierre de Coubertin steps down as chairman of International Olympic Committee
September 3: 1st international handball match held
September 3: Dirigible "Shenandoah" crashed near Caldwell Ohio, 13 die
September 5: 112 F (44 degrees C), Centerville, Alabama (state record)
September 5: 29th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones
September 12: 20th Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (5-0)
September 13: 1st U.S. University for Blacks, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans
September 13: Bkln Dodger Dazzy Vance no-hits Phillies, 10-1
September 18: Bill Tilden wins 6th straight U.S. tennis championship
September 19: 45th U.S. Mens Tennis: Wm T Tilden beats Wm M Johnston (46 119 63 46 63)
September 22: Yank Ben Paschal hits 2 inside-the-park-homers
September 23: George Kaufman's "Butter and Egg Man," premieres in New York City
September 23: Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP
September 26: 8th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Olympia Fields CC Matteson Ill
September 26: Italian sub "Sebastiano Veniero" lost off Sicily with 54 dead
September 29: French General of Morocco, marshal Lyautey, is dismissed
September 29: Greek republican constitution enforced
September 30: General Pangulos disbands Greek parliament


October 4: Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ
October 5: WSM-AM in Nashville, Tennessee begins radio transmissions
October 6: Greek premier Papanastasiou orders General Pangulos arrested
October 11: Belgian episcopelian sspeaks against Flemish activism
October 11: New York Giants play 1st NFL game, lose to Providence 14-0
October 12: Albert Michelsen runs world record marathon (2:19:01.8)
October 12: German-Russian trade agreement signed
October 14: Anti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee)
October 15: Pittsburgh Pirates beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 3 in 22nd World Series
October 15: Willem Landre's opera "Beatrice" premiers in The Hague
October 16: Peace accord of Locarno signed (Rhine Pact)
October 16: Texas School Board prohibits teaching of evolution
October 18: French General Sarrail bombs Damascus
October 18: Salt Lake City (PCL) Tony Lazzeri hits his 60th home run of the season
October 19: Italian army takes Somalia
October 21: Sidney Howards "Lucky Sam McGarver," premieres in New York City
October 25: Lester Patrick takes over New York Rangers
October 25: Rightist German ministers disavows Treaty of Locarno
October 27: Water skis patented by Fred Waller
October 30: KUT-AM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions
October 31: Cossack officer Reza Chan replaces sultan Ahmad Shah in Persia


November 1: VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam
November 5: Mussolini disbands Italian socialist parties
November 7: Italians liberal-national party joins fascist
November 9: German NSDAP form SS
November 11: Earnest Thalmann becomes chairman of German KPD
November 11: Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings
November 11: Night of Kersten - Colijn Dutch government falls by SGP-amendement
November 11: Robert Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays
November 12: U.S. and Italy sign peace accord about war debts
November 16: American Association for Advancement of Atheism forms (NY)
November 16: Philip Barry's "In a Garden," premieres in New York City
November 21: Red Grange plays final University of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears
November 22: Red Grange signs with Chicago Bears directly out of college
November 24: 1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)
November 24: Eugene O'Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St. New York City
November 25: KPD proposes German Parliament expropriate possession of monarchy
November 26: Netherlands and Germany sign trade agreement
November 27: German Parliament ratifies treaty of Locarno
November 28: 7th French government of Briand sworn-in
November 28: Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville Tn
November 28: NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses and dies of TB 4 months later


December 1: Treaty of Locarno signed
December 5: 13th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats Win Tammany Tigers, 24-1
December 5: German government of Luther falls
December 6: Italy, Britain and Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy)
December 6: Record 73,000 pay to watch Chicago Bears beat New York Giants 19-7
December 7: Biltmore Theater opens at 261 W 47th St. New York City
December 7: Noel Coward's "Easy Virtue," premieres in New York City
December 9: AL extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 and raise to $40,000
December 9: Pro football a hit in New York City; Grange and Bears beat Giants before 73,000
December 10: George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel
December 11: Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quas Primas
December 12: Arthur Heinman coins term "motel," opens Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo
December 12: Cossack officer/ex-premier Reza Chan becomes shah of Persia
December 12: Last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rexa Shah Pahlavi takes over
December 15: 1st hockey game at Madison Square Garden, Mont Candiens 3, New York Americans 1
December 15: 1st road with a depressed trough (Texas) opens to traffic
December 17: Col William "Billy" Mitchell court-martial for insubordination
December 17: Russia and Turkey sign non-aggresion pact
December 21: Eisenstein's movie Potemkin premieres in Moscow
December 21: Stork Hendry scores 325 for Victoria against New Zealand
December 23: Sultan Ibn Saud of Nedzjed conquers Djeddah
December 26: 1st East West football game at Ewing Park before 25,000 fans
December 26: New York's Jake Forbes makes 67 saves, Pitt's Ray Waters makes 70
December 26: NHL record 141 shots as New York Americans (73) beat Pitt Pirates (68) 3-1
December 26: Turkey adopts Gregorian calendar
December 28: George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes," premieres in New York City
December 30: NSW score 705 against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701
December 31: 14th congress of CPSU decides to accelerate industry
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