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Major Events of 1925

1925 (Roman Numerals: MCMXXV) was the 25th year of the 20th century. 1925 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Thursday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1925.
News Events of 1925

John Logie Baird tests first working television in his laboratory.

Sun Yat-sen, Chinese leader, dies.

John T. Scopes is charged for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee.


First Goodyear Blimp (Pilgrim) flies.

Locarno Treaty is signed in London, England, establishing the post-World War One territorial settlement.

Paul von Hindenberg becomes President of Germany.

Paul von Hindenberg

First edition of The New Yorker magazine published.

40,000 Ku Klux Klan members parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Lincoln Memorial placed in Washington DC.

Reza Shah becomes Shah of Persia.

Enclosed double-decker buses introduced in London.

TASS - Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union - created.

Walter Percy Chrysler creates the Chrysler Corporation.

Wyoming becomes the first US State with a female governor - Nellie Tayloe Ross.

Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers to rule Italy.

Benito Mussolini

Sir Malcolm Campbell, driving Sunbeam, is the first man to exceed 150 mph on land.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published.

Sports in 1925

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