1925 events in history

Jan 3 Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy
Jan 5 Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States
Jan 21 Albania declares itself a republic
Jan 30 The Government of Turkey throws Patriarch Constantine VI out of Istanbul
Feb 2 Serum run to Nome: Dog sleds reach Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod race
Feb 15 1925 serum run to Nome: The serum arrives in Nome, Alaska, with Balto being the lead dog of the last team
Feb 21 The New Yorker publishes its first issue
Feb 28 The Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake strikes northeastern North America
Mar 9 Pink's War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins
Mar 18 The Tri-State Tornado hits the Midwestern states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people
Mar 21 The Butler Act prohibits the teaching of human evolution in Tennessee
Mar 21 Syngman Rhee is removed from office after being impeached as the President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea
Apr 10 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner's Sons
Apr 16 During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, Bulgaria, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded
Apr 21 The Manifesto of the Fascist Intellectuals is published in Il Mondo, establishing the political and ideological foundations of Italian Fascism
Apr 26 Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic
Apr 30 Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Co. for US$146 million plus $50 million for charity
May 1 The All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially founded. Today it is the largest trade union in the world, with 134 million members
May 1 The first Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer is held at the University of Toronto, Canada
May 5 The government of South Africa declares Afrikaans an official language
May 5 Scopes Trial: serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act
May 14 Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is published
May 25 Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee
May 30 May Thirtieth Movement: Shanghai Municipal Police Force shoot and kill 13 protesting workers
Jun 10 Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches, held in the Toronto Arena
Jun 16 The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the Soviet Union, Artek, is established
Jul 10 Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration
Jul 10 Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act
Jul 18 Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto Mein Kampf
Jul 21 Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100
Jul 21 Sir Malcolm Campbell, father of Donald Campbell, becomes the first man to break the 150 mph (241 km/h) land barrier at Pendine Sands in Wales. He drove a Sunbeam at a two-way average speed of 150.33 mph (242 km/h)
Jul 25 Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) is established
Aug 5 Plaid Cymru is formed with the aim of disseminating knowledge of the Welsh language that is at the time in danger of dying out
Aug 9 A train robbery takes place in Kakori, near Lucknow, India
Sep 3 USS Shenandoah, the United States' first American-built rigid airship, was destroyed in a squall line over Noble County, Ohio. Fourteen of her 42-man crew perished, including her commander, Zachary Lansdowne
Oct 2 John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system
Oct 14 An Anti-French uprising in French-occupied Damascus, Syria. (All French inhabitants flee the city.)
Oct 30 John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter
Nov 5 Secret agent Sidney Reilly, the first "super-spy" of the 20th century, is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union
Nov 28 The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee, as the WSM Barn Dance
Dec 3 World War I aftermath: The final Locarno Treaty is signed in London, establishing post-war territorial settlements
Dec 11 Roman Catholic papal encyclical Quas Primas introduces the Feast of Christ the King
Dec 12 The Majlis of Iran votes to crown Reza Khan as the new Shah of Iran, starting the Pahlavi dynasty
Dec 26 Turkey adopts the Gregorian calendar