1925

1925, a year right in the middle of the famous “Roaring Twenties” was a booming year for the arts. In April of this year, F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby, a masterpiece of 20th century literature.

1925

Paris held a World’s fair, called the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts. The style of art exhibited at the fair was called “Art Deco” after the fair’s name. Thus, the Art Deco style was born. Paris also held the world’s first Surrealist art exhibition this year.

This was also a crucial year for science, particularly in the United States. In March of 1925, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the Butler Act, which was a law that prohibited the theory of evolution from being taught in publicly funded schools in the State of Tennessee. In the summer of 1925, John Scopes, a substitute high school science teacher, was accused of violating the Butler Act and subsequently brought to trial. The trial itself became a sensation, with former presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan on the prosecution and Clarence Darrow, a famous defense attorney, arguing in defense of Scopes. The trial brought media from around the country, and was famously covered by H.L. Mencken, who famously dubbed it the “Monkey Trial.” It was also the first trial to be broadcast over the radio.

1925 was also the year that the world took a significant step towards World War II. While the war itself would not begin for over a decade, this is the year that Benito Mussolini’s dictatorship in Italy began. Until this point, Mussolini had more or less worked with existing institutions of the Italian government, but 1925 was the year that he declared himself “Il Duce” and took on dictatorial powers. Once he had done this, he steadily continued to consolidate power in his fascist regime.

Discover how the world looked like in 1925

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Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

All Nobel Prize winners of 1925


Peace Prize

  • Austen Chamberlain
  • Charles G. Dawes

Literature

  • George Bernard Shaw

Physics

  • James Franck
  • Gustav Ludwig Hertz

Chemistry

  • Richard Adolf Zsigmondy

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman

Country: United States of America

The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

Directed by: Erich von Stroheim

Starring: Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Josephine Crowell

Country: United States of America

Seven Chances

Seven Chances

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Ruth Dwyer, T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards

Country: United States of America

Stage Struck

Stage Struck

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Lawrence Gray, Gertrude Astor, Oliver Sandys

Lazybones

Lazybones

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Madge Bellamy, Buck Jones, Zasu Pitts, Leslie Fenton

Country: United States of America

Popular names

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history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1925?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1925 American astronomer Edwin Hubble announces the discovery of galaxies outside the Milky Way.
  • 02 Jan 1925 Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region established (now in Tadzhik SSR).
  • 03 Jan 1925 Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament / becomes Dictator
  • 05 Jan 1925 James Gleason and Richard Tabers Is zat so?, premieres in New York City
  • 06 Jan 1925 Paavo Nurmi sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile and 14:44.6 5,000m.
  • 07 Jan 1925 Musical Big Boy with Al Jolson premieres in New York City
  • 08 Jan 1925 1st all-female US State Supreme Court appointed, Texas
  • 10 Jan 1925 France-Saarland forms.
  • 11 Jan 1925 Franc B Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Secretary of State
  • 15 Jan 1925 Hans Luther forms German government, with DNVP.
  • 16 Jan 1925 Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council.
  • 19 Jan 1925 -48 degrees F (-44 degrees C), Van Buren, Maine (state record).
  • 20 Jan 1925 USSR and Japan sign treaty of Peking, Seychelles back to USSR.
  • 21 Jan 1925 Albanian parliament announces itself a Republic; Ahmed Zogoe President
  • 22 Jan 1925 Albania Republic proclaimed under President Achmed Zogu
  • 24 Jan 1925 Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island, New York, USA.
  • 27 Jan 1925 February 1 ampndash The 1925 serum run to Nome (the quotGreat Race of Mercyquot) relays diphtheria antitoxin by dog sled across the U.S. territory of Alaska, to combat an epidemic.
  • 28 Jan 1925 -46 degrees F (-43 degrees C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record).
  • 29 Jan 1925 British Liberals choose David Lloyd George as party leader.
  • 30 Jan 1925 Turkish government throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople.
  • 31 Jan 1925 Premier Ahmed Zogu (Zogu I) becomes President of Albania.
  • 02 Feb 1925 Dogsleds reach Nome with emergency diphtheria serum after 1000-km
  • 08 Feb 1925 Marcus Garvey enters federal prison in Atlanta
  • 09 Feb 1925 Haifa Technion (Israel), opens
  • 10 Feb 1925 First waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Indiana.
  • 12 Feb 1925 E Thieffry departs with Handley Page for the Belgian Congo
  • 13 Feb 1925 US Congress makes Surpreme Court appeal more difficult.
  • 14 Feb 1925 State of emergency crisis in Bayern ends, NSDAP re-allowed.
  • 15 Feb 1925 The Alice Comedy ''Alice Solves the Puzzle'' is released at 6:54 a.m. by Disney Studios, introducing Bootleg Pete (an early prototype for '''Pegleg Pete''') for the first time.
  • 21 Feb 1925 First issue of New Yorker magazine published.
  • 24 Feb 1925 Thermite explosive first used to break up ice jam, Waddington, New York, USA.
  • 25 Feb 1925 US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran.
  • 26 Feb 1925 Jihad-Saint war against Turkish government.
  • 28 Feb 1925 Tea For Two by Marion Harris hit #1
  • 02 Mar 1925 Dutch Socialists demand drastic disarmament
  • 04 Mar 1925 President Calvin Coolidge's inauguration is broadcast live on 21 radio stations.
  • 07 Mar 1925 American Negro Congress organizes.
  • 09 Mar 1925 Pink's War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.
  • 10 Mar 1925 Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran
  • 12 Mar 1925 British government of Stanley Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement.
  • 13 Mar 1925 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in two games.
  • 15 Mar 1925 The Phi Lambda Chi fraternity (original name quotThe Aztecsquot) is founded on the campus of Arkansas State Teacher's College in Conway, Arkansas (now the University of Central Arkansas).
  • 18 Mar 1925 (8) 60 mph tornadoes speed Mo, In, Il, Ky, and Tn kills 689
  • 19 Mar 1925 Angelo G Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop.
  • 21 Mar 1925 Iran adopts Khorshidi solar Hijrah calendar.
  • 23 Mar 1925 Tennessee becomes first state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution.
  • 24 Mar 1925 KSL-AM in Salt Lake City UT begins radio transmissions
  • 30 Mar 1925 Stanley Cup: Victoria Cougars (WCHL) beat MontrTal Maroons (NHL), 3 games to 1.
  • 31 Mar 1925 WOWO-AM, Ft Wayne Indiana begins radio transmission (500 watts)
  • 01 Apr 1925 Hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated
  • 03 Apr 1925 Great Britain goes back to gold standard
  • 05 Apr 1925 Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election.
  • 09 Apr 1925 Babe Ruth rushed to hospital
  • 10 Apr 1925 Czarina re-christened Stalingrad (now Volgograd)
  • 11 Apr 1925 Abd el-Krims Rifkabylen beats French army in Morocco.
  • 13 Apr 1925 Virginia Theater (ANTA, Guild) opens at 245 W 52nd St, New York City
  • 14 Apr 1925 1st regular-season Cubs game to be broadcast on radio (WGN)
  • 15 Apr 1925 Fritz Haarmann, a serial killer convicted of the murder of 24 boys and young men, is beheaded in Germany.
  • 16 Apr 1925 During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
  • 17 Apr 1925 New York Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery
  • 18 Apr 1925 World's fair opens in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • 20 Apr 1925 29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor of Illinois in 2:33:00.6.
  • 21 Apr 1925 Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR.
  • 23 Apr 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
  • 25 Apr 1925 Paul von Hindenburg elected second President of Germany.
  • 26 Apr 1925 Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for So big
  • 28 Apr 1925 Kurd rebels surrender to Turkish army.
  • 29 Apr 1925 Netherlands returns to gold standard
  • 01 May 1925 Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony.
  • 04 May 1925 League of Nations conference on arms control and poison gas usage.
  • 05 May 1925 Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6, (16 total bases)
  • 06 May 1925 Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884
  • 08 May 1925 French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco.
  • 09 May 1925 Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem laid
  • 11 May 1925 Communist Party of Holland splits
  • 12 May 1925 Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament.
  • 14 May 1925 Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is published.
  • 16 May 1925 51st Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Flying Ebony wins in 2:07.6.
  • 17 May 1925 Cleveland Indians' Tris Speaker gets his 3,000th hit.
  • 21 May 1925 Canadians allow to sell beer
  • 25 May 1925 Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
  • 26 May 1925 Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery
  • 29 May 1925 The British explorer Percy Fawcett sends a last telegram to his wife, before he disappears in the Amazon.
  • 30 May 1925 Peter DePaolo becomes first man to average over 100 mph at Indianapolis 500.
  • 01 Jun 1925 Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees plays the first game in his record streak of 2,130 consecutive games, an endurance record in major league baseball that stands until Cal Ripken, Jr. breaks it in 1995.
  • 02 Jun 1925 New York Yankee Lou Gehrig begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak
  • 03 Jun 1925 Eddie Collins, is 6th to get 3,000 hits
  • 05 Jun 1925 29th US Golf Open: Willie Macfarlane shoots a 291 at Worcester Country Club - Massachusetts
  • 06 Jun 1925 Walter Percy Chrysler founded Chrysler Corp (Iacocca is 8 months old)
  • 10 Jun 1925 Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches, held in the Toronto Arena.
  • 13 Jun 1925 57th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard American Flag wins in 2:16.8
  • 15 Jun 1925 Philadelphia Athletics go into bottom of 8th inning trailing 15-4, then score 13 times to defeat Cleveland 17-15
  • 16 Jun 1925 The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the USSR, Artek, is established.
  • 22 Jun 1925 Spain and France fight Morocco
  • 23 Jun 1925 British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers
  • 29 Jun 1925 Canada House opens in London, England.
  • 01 Jul 1925 New York Giant Hack Wilson hits 2 HRs in 3rd inning beating Phillies, 16-7
  • 03 Jul 1925 38th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Joan Fry (62 60)
  • 04 Jul 1925 45th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats J Borotra (63 63 46 86)
  • 09 Jul 1925 In Dublin, Oonagh Keogh becomes the first female member of a stock exchange in the world.
  • 10 Jul 1925 Jury selection took place in John T Scopes evolution trial
  • 11 Jul 1925 Queen Wilhelmina names H Colijn head of government
  • 13 Jul 1925 French occupation force begins evacuating country
  • 17 Jul 1925 Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits
  • 18 Jul 1925 Hitler publishes Mein Kampf
  • 20 Jul 1925 Beirut Sultan Pasja al-Atrasj calls Druzen for holy war against France
  • 21 Jul 1925 Monkey Trial ends-John Scopes found guilty of teaching Darwinism
  • 22 Jul 1925 Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher
  • 23 Jul 1925 New York Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers
  • 24 Jul 1925 Scopes guilty of teaching evolution in a Tn HS, fined $100 and costs
  • 25 Jul 1925 Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) is established.
  • 31 Jul 1925 Last allied occupying troops leave Ruhrgebied
  • 01 Aug 1925 Shortwave-radio link between Kootwijk and Netherlands East-Indies
  • 03 Aug 1925 Last US troops leave Nicaragua (there since 1912)
  • 04 Aug 1925 1st Dutch Colijn government forms
  • 05 Aug 1925 Plaid Cymru is formed with the aim of disseminating knowledge of the Welsh language that is at the time in danger of dying out.
  • 07 Aug 1925 League of Nation advises against Turk / Iraqi division of Mosoelgebied
  • 08 Aug 1925 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, DC
  • 09 Aug 1925 Only time Babe Ruth is pinch-hit for in baseball; Bobby Veach flies out.
  • 10 Aug 1925 Hurricane strikes Borculo, 4 die
  • 12 Aug 1925 KMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions
  • 14 Aug 1925 Mount Rushmore 1st proposed
  • 15 Aug 1925 Norway annexes Spitsbergen
  • 18 Aug 1925 Belgian and US sign treaty about war debts
  • 20 Aug 1925 WJR-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions
  • 21 Aug 1925 BV Emmen soccer team forms
  • 24 Aug 1925 39th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats K McKane (36 60 62)
  • 25 Aug 1925 Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg
  • 28 Aug 1925 Meteorite falls on Ellemeet, Schouwen, Devil Island
  • 29 Aug 1925 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
  • 30 Aug 1925 6th Iron pilgrim at Diksmuide Belgium
  • 01 Sep 1925 Pierre de Coubertin steps down as Chairman of International Olympic Committee
  • 03 Sep 1925 Dirigible Shenandoah crashes near Caldwell, Ohio, USA; 13 die.
  • 05 Sep 1925 29th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones
  • 12 Sep 1925 20th Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (5-0)
  • 13 Sep 1925 1st US University for Blacks, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans
  • 18 Sep 1925 Bill Tilden wins 6th straight US tennis championship
  • 19 Sep 1925 45th US Mens Tennis: Wm T Tilden beats Wm M Johnston (46 119 63 46 63)
  • 23 Sep 1925 Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP
  • 26 Sep 1925 8th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Olympia Fields Country Club - Matteson, Illinois
  • 27 Sep 1925 Feast of the Cross according to the Old Calendar A celestial cross appears over Athens, Greece, while the Greek Police pursues a group of Greek Old Calendarists. The phenomenon lasts for half an hour.
  • 29 Sep 1925 French General of Morocco, marshal Lyautey, is dismissed
  • 01 Oct 1925 Mount Rushmore is dedicated.
  • 02 Oct 1925 John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system.
  • 05 Oct 1925 WSM-AM in Nashville Tenn begins radio transmissions
  • 08 Oct 1925 Cubana de Aviación founded.
  • 11 Oct 1925 Belgian episcopelian sspeaks against Flemish activism
  • 12 Oct 1925 Albert Michelsen runs world record marathon (2:19:01.8)
  • 14 Oct 1925 An Anti-French uprising in French-occupied Damascus, Syria. (All French inhabitants flee the city.)
  • 15 Oct 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 3 in 22nd World Series.
  • 16 Oct 1925 Peace accord of Locarno signed (Rhine Pact)
  • 18 Oct 1925 Salt Lake City (PCL) Tony Lazzeri hits his 60th HR of the season
  • 19 Oct 1925 Italian army takes Somalia
  • 21 Oct 1925 Sidney Howards Lucky Sam McGarver, premieres in New York City
  • 25 Oct 1925 Lester Patrick takes over New York Rangers
  • 27 Oct 1925 Water skis patented by Fred Waller.
  • 30 Oct 1925 KUT-AM in Austin TX begins radio transmissions
  • 31 Oct 1925 Cossack officer Reza Chan replaces Sultan Ahmad Shah in Persia
  • 01 Nov 1925 VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam
  • 05 Nov 1925 Mussolini disbands Italian socialist parties
  • 06 Nov 1925 Secret agent Sidney Reilly is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.
  • 07 Nov 1925 Italians liberal-national party joins fascist
  • 09 Nov 1925 German NSDAP form SS
  • 11 Nov 1925 Night of Kersten - Colijn Dutch government falls by SGP-amendement
  • 12 Nov 1925 US and Italy sign peace accord about war debts
  • 16 Nov 1925 American Association for the Advancement of Atheism is formed in New York.
  • 21 Nov 1925 Red Grange plays final University of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears
  • 22 Nov 1925 Red Grange signs with Chicago Bears directly out of college
  • 24 Nov 1925 1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)
  • 25 Nov 1925 KPD proposes German Parliament expropriate possession of monarchy
  • 26 Nov 1925 Netherlands and Germany sign trade agreement
  • 27 Nov 1925 German Parliament ratifies treaty of Locarno
  • 28 Nov 1925 7th French government of Briand sworn-in
  • 01 Dec 1925 Treaty of Locarno signed.
  • 06 Dec 1925 Italy, Britain and Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy).
  • 07 Dec 1925 Biltmore Theater opens at 261 W 47th St, New York City
  • 09 Dec 1925 Pro football a hit in NYC; Grange and Bears beat Giants before 73,000
  • 10 Dec 1925 George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel Prize.
  • 11 Dec 1925 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quas Primas
  • 12 Dec 1925 Cossack officer / ex-premier Reza Chan becomes shah of Persia
  • 15 Dec 1925 First road with a depressed trough (Texas) opens to traffic.
  • 17 Dec 1925 Colonel William Billy Mitchell court-martial for insubordination
  • 21 Dec 1925 Stork Hendry scores 325 for Victoria against New Zealand in cricket.
  • 23 Dec 1925 Sultan Ibn Saud of Nedzjed conquers Djeddah.
  • 25 Dec 1925 IG Farben formed by merger of six chemical companies in Germany.
  • 26 Dec 1925 NHL record 141 shots as New York Americans (73) beat Pittsburgh Pirates (68) 3-1.
  • 30 Dec 1925 New South Wales score 705 in cricket against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701.
  • 31 Dec 1925 14th congress of CPSU decides to accelerate industry.