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1925Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out

1925Robert A. Millikan confirms the existence of cosmic rays from outer space in a speech to the National Academy of Sciences at Madison, Wisconsin

1925Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament

1925Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher

1925NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers

1925Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians

192529th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

1925After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him

192560th British Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club

1925George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize

1925Scribners publishes "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald

1925Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer

1925NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses & dies 4 months later of TB

1925Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ

192539th US Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats K McKane (3-6 6-0 6-2)

1925Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6, (16 total bases)

1925Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile & 14:44.6 5,000m

1925Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp (1st of record 2130 consec games)

1925Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council

1925Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears

1925Benito Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator

1925Frank Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Sect of State

1925Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf (original title was the catchy "Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice")

1925Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery

1925Babe Ruth rushed to hospital

1925Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is published.

1925NY Yankee Lou Gehrig begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak

1925Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884

1925Mussolini disbands Italian socialist parties

1925Hitler's resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich

1925Tigers' Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)

1925Angelo G Roncalli (later Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop

1925Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings

19258th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Olympia Fields CC Matteson Ill

1925Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays

1925NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery

1925 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Norway's capital Christiania changes name to Oslo 
Jan 2
Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region established (now in Tadzhik SSR) 
Jan 3
Benito Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator 
Jan 4
French psychologist Emil Coué brings his self-esteem therapy to US "Every day in every way I am getting better & better" 
Jan 5
James Gleason & Richard Tabers "Is zat so?" premieres in NYC 
Jan 5
Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman gov in USA 
Jan 5
Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office 
Jan 5
French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings 
Jan 6
Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile & 14:44.6 5,000m 
Jan 7
Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC 
Jan 8
1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas 
Jan 9
German Postal Minister A Hofle resigns due to corruption 
Jan 10
France-Saarland forms 
Jan 10
Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as TX gov, nation's 2nd woman governor 
Jan 11
Frank Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Sect of State 
Jan 12
John Howard Lawson's "Processional," premieres in NYC 
Jan 14
Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck," premieres in Berlin 
Jan 15
Hans Luther forms German government, with DNVP 
Jan 16
Gen M Froense replaces Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Defense 
Jan 16
Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council 
Jan 19
-48°F (-44°C), Van Buren, Maine (state record) 
Jan 20
USSR & Japan sign treaty of Peking, Seychelles back to USSR 
Jan 21
Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe president 
Jan 22
Albania Republic proclaimed under Pres Achmed Zogu 
Jan 24
Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island 
Jan 24
Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden 
Jan 28
-46°F (-43°C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record) 
Jan 29
British Liberal Party chooses David Lloyd George as leader 
Jan 30
Turkish government throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople 
Jan 31
Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president of Angola 
Feb 1
1st national conference of KPD's Rotfrontkämpferbund in Berlin 
Feb 2
Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism & socialism 
Feb 2
Dogsleds reach Nome with emergency diphtheria serum after 1000-km 
Feb 2
NL holds Golden Jubilee Year meeting at same hotel where NL began 
Feb 8
Kaufman & Berlin's "cocoanuts," premieres in NYC 
Feb 8
Marcus Garvey enters federal prison in Atlanta 
Feb 9
German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France 
Feb 9
Haifa Technion (Israel), opens 
Feb 10
1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Ind 
Feb 10
AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year 
Feb 12
1st federal arbitration law approved by Congress 
Feb 12
E Thieffry departs with Handley Page for the Belgian Congo 
Feb 12
Estonia bans communist Party 
Feb 13
US Congress makes Surpreme Court appeal more difficult 
Feb 14
State of emergency crisis in Bavaria ends, NSDAP re-allowed 
Feb 21
1st issue of "New Yorker" magazine published 
Feb 21
Mass meeting of SPD's Reichsbanner Black-Red-Gold in Magdeburg 
Feb 24
Thermite explosive 1st used to break up ice jam, Waddington, NY 
Feb 25
Glacier Bay National Monument established in Alaska 
Feb 25
US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran 
Feb 25
US male Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles 
Feb 25
The diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union were established. 
Feb 26
Jihad against Turkish government 
Feb 27
Hitler's resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich 
Feb 27
Test Cricket debut of Clarrie Grimmett, who took 5-45 & 6-37 v England 
Feb 28
"Tea For Two" by Marion Harris hit #1 
Feb 28
Congress authorizes a special handling stamp 
Feb 28
Longest win streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (9 games) 
Feb 28
Theater Museum of Amsterdam forms 
Mar 2
Dutch Socialists demand drastic disarmament 
Mar 2
Japan's House of Representatives recognizes male suffrage 
Mar 2
Nationwide road numbering system & US shield marker adopted 
Mar 2
SDAP-Second-Faction of parliament demands drastic disarmament 
Mar 4
Pres Coolidge's inauguration broadcast live on 21 radio stations 
Mar 4
Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by US 
Mar 6
Belgium annexes Eupen, Malmö dy & Sankt Vith 
Mar 7
American Negro Congress organizes 
Mar 9
Pink's War, the first RAF operation conducted independently of the Army or Navy, begins. 
Mar 10
Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran 
Mar 12
British government of Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement 
Mar 13
NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games 
Mar 13
Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution 
Mar 18
(8) 60-MPH tornadoes speed Mo, In, Il, Ky, & Tn kills 689 
Mar 19
Angelo G Roncalli (later Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop 
Mar 21
Edinburgh's Murreyfield Stadium officially opens 
Mar 21
Iran adopts Khorshidi solar Hijrah calendar 
Mar 21
The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue, is passed prohibiting the teaching of evolution 
Mar 23
Tennessee becomes 1st state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution 
Mar 24
KSL-AM in Salt Lake City UT begins radio transmissions 
Mar 30
Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians 
Mar 30
Stanley Cup: Vict Cougars (WCHL) beat Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1 
Mar 31
WOWO-AM, Ft Wayne Indiana begins radio transmission (500 watts) 
Apr 1
1st transmission of Danish state radio 
Apr 1
Hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated [see May 9, 1925] 
Apr 3
Great Britain goes back to gold standard 
Apr 3
Netherlands & Belgium sign accord of Westerschelde 
Apr 5
Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election 
Apr 5
Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer 
Apr 6
1st film shown on an airplane (British Air) 
Apr 9
Babe Ruth rushed to hospital 
Apr 10
Tsaritsyn re-named Stalingrad (now Volgograd) 
Apr 10
Scribners publishes "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald 
Apr 11
Abd el-Krims Rifkabylen beats French army in Morocco 
Apr 13
Virginia Theater (ANTA, Guild) opens at 245 W 52nd St NYC 
Apr 14
1st regular-season Cubs game to be broadcast on radio (WGN) 
Apr 15
NHL's NY Americans (formerly Hamilton Tigers) 1st game, lose 3-1 
Apr 16
During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded. 
Apr 17
NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery 
Apr 17
Paul Painlevé follows Edouard Herriot on as French premier 
Apr 18
World's Fair opens in Chicago 
Apr 20
29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor of Ill in 2:33:00.6 
Apr 21
Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR 
Apr 21
No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets' funeral 
Apr 21
Noel Coward's "Fallen Angels" premieres in London 
Apr 23
1st London performance of operetta "Fasquita" staged 
Apr 23
Pastor LH Perquin forms Union of Catholic Dutch Radio (KRO) forms 
Apr 24
88°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April 
Apr 25
Paul von Hindenburg elected president of Germany 
Apr 26
Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big" 
Apr 28
Kurdish rebels surrender to Turkish army 
Apr 28
Netherlands & Great Britain return to gold standard 
Apr 30
Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity. 
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 opens in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park 
May 4
League of Nations conference on arms control & 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 5
Afrikaans is established as an official language in South Africa. 
May 6
Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR 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 & Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics 
May 12
Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament 
May 14
Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is published. 
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, Baron Lloyd of Dolobran, becomes British High Commissioner in 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 
May 30
In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty. 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Peter DePaolo wins in 4:56:39.401 (162.748 km/h) 
Jun 1
Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp (1st of record 2130 consec games) 
Jun 2
NY Yankee Lou Gehrig begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak 
Jun 3
Eddie Collins, is 6th to get 3,000 hits 
Jun 3
Goodyear airship "Pilgrim" makes 1st flight (1st with enclosed cabin) 
Jun 3
White Sox manager Eddie Collins gets 3,000 hit 
Jun 5
29th US Golf Open: Willie Macfarlane shoots a 291 at Worcester CC Mass 
Jun 6
Walter Percy Chrysler founded Chrysler Corp (Iacocca is 8 months old) 
Jun 10
Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena. 
Jun 12
William DeHart Hubbard of US, sets long jump record at 25' 10 3/4" 
Jun 13
57th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard American Flag wins in 2:16.8 
Jun 13
Charles Jenkins demonstrates the transmission of synchronized pictures and sound (early television) 
Jun 15
Phila As go into bottom of 8th inning trailing 15-4, then score 13 times to defeat Cleveland 17-15 
Jun 16
The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the USSR, Artek, is established. 
Jun 16
The Union Government rejects a round-table conference with India on the grounds that it will constitute interference in South African affairs 
Jun 22
Spain & France fight Morocco 
Jun 23
British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers 
Jun 23
Landslides create 3-mile long "Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre Wyoming) 
Jun 25
Military putsch under Gen Theodorus Pangulos in Greece 
Jun 26
60th British Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club 
Jun 29
Canada House opens in London, England. 
Jun 30
Charles Jenkins is granted the U.S. patent for Transmitting Pictures over Wireless (early television) 
Jul 1
NY Giant Hack Wilson hits 2 HRs in 3rd inning beating Phillies, 16-7 
Jul 1
SDAP wins 4 chairs in Second-Parliamentary election 
Jul 1
Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs created in UK 
Jul 3
38th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Joan Fry (6-2 6-0) 
Jul 4
44 die when Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses 
Jul 4
45th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats J Borotra (6-3 6-3 4-6 8-6) 
Jul 4
A's Lefty Grove beats Yanks Herb Pennock 1-0 in 15 innings 
Jul 10
Jury selection took place in John T Scopes evolution trial 
Jul 10
USSR's official news agency TASS forms 
Jul 10
Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration. 
Jul 11
Queen Wilhelmina names H Colijn head of government 
Jul 13
French occupation force begins evacuating country 
Jul 17
Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits 
Jul 18
Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf (original title was the catchy "Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice") 
Jul 20
Beirut sultan Pasja al-Atrasj calls Druzen for holy war against France 
Jul 20
Italian-Serbian/Croatian/Slav treaty about Dalmatie 
Jul 21
"Monkey Trial" ends - John Scopes found guilty of teaching Darwinism 
Jul 22
Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher 
Jul 23
NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers 
Jul 24
John T Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution in the "Scopes monkey trial", Dayton, Tennessee, fined $100 & costs 
Jul 31
Last allied occupying troops leave Ruhrgebied 
Jul 31
Unemployment Insurance Act passed in Britain 
Aug 1
Shortwave-radio link between Kootwijk & Netherland East-Indies 
Aug 3
Last US troops leave Nicaragua (there since 1912) 
Aug 4
1st Dutch Colijn government forms 
Aug 4
US marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation 
Aug 5
Plaid Cymru is formed with the aim of disseminating knowledge of the Welsh language, which is in danger of dying out. 
Aug 7
League of Nation advises against Turk/Iraqi division of Mosoelgebied 
Aug 8
1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, DC 
Aug 9
Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out 
Aug 10
Hurricane strikes Borculo, 4 die 
Aug 12
KMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions 
Aug 12
The first cast of Alpha Psi Omega, drawn from The Masquers of Fairmont College, West Virginia, is initiated. 
Aug 14
Mount Rushmore 1st proposed 
Aug 14
The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is completed and goes on line. 
Aug 15
Norway annexes Spitsbergen 
Aug 15
White Sox Dickie Kerr, 1st appearance since winning 2 world series games in 1919 
Aug 18
Belgian & US sign treaty about war debts 
Aug 18
Cardinal Mercier warns Belgians against socialism/liberalism 
Aug 20
WJR-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions 
Aug 21
BV Emmen soccer team forms 
Aug 24
39th US Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats K McKane (3-6 6-0 6-2) 
Aug 25
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organizes (Harlem NY) 
Aug 25
Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg 
Aug 28
Meteorite falls on Ellemeet, Schouwen, Devil Island 
Aug 29
After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him 
Aug 30
6th Iron pilgrim at Diksmuide Belgium 
Sep 1
Pierre de Coubertin steps down as chairman of Intl Olympic Committee 
Sep 2
The airship USS Shenandoah crashes, killing 14. 
Sep 3
1st international handball match held 
Sep 3
Dirigible "Shenandoah" crashed near Caldwell Ohio, 13 die 
Sep 5
112 F (44°C), Centerville, Alabama (state record) 
Sep 5
29th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones 
Sep 12
20th Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (5-0) 
Sep 13
1st US University for Blacks, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans 
Sep 13
Bkln Dodger Dazzy Vance no-hits Phillies, 10-1 
Sep 18
Bill Tilden wins 6th straight US tennis championship 
Sep 19
45th US Men's Tennis: Wm T Tilden beats Wm M Johnston (4-6 11-9 6-3 4-6 6-3) 
Sep 22
Yank Ben Paschal hits 2 inside-the-park-homers 
Sep 23
George Kaufman's "Butter & Egg Man" premieres in NYC 
Sep 23
Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP 
Sep 26
8th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Olympia Fields CC Matteson Ill 
Sep 26
Italian sub "Sebastiano Veniero" lost off Sicily with 54 dead 
Sep 29
French Gen of Morocco, marshal Lyautey, is dismissed 
Sep 29
Greek republican constitution enforced 
Sep 30
General Pangulos disbands Greek parliament 
Oct 4
Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ 
Oct 5
WSM-AM in Nashville Tenn begins radio transmissions 
Oct 6
Greek premier Papanastasiou orders gen Pangulos arrested 
Oct 11
Belgian episcopelian sspeaks against Flemish activism 
Oct 11
NY Giants play 1st NFL game, lose to Providence 14-0 
Oct 12
Albert Michelsen runs world record marathon (2:19:01.8) 
Oct 12
German-Russian trade agreement signed 
Oct 14
Anti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee) 
Oct 15
Pittsburgh Pirates beat Wash Senators, 4 games to 3 in 22nd World Series 
Oct 15
Willem Landre's opera "Beatrice" premiers in The Hague 
Oct 16
Peace accord of Locarno signed (Rhine Pact) 
Oct 16
Texas School Board prohibits teaching of evolution 
Oct 18
-20] French Gen Sarrail bombs Damascus 
Oct 18
Salt Lake City (PCL) Tony Lazzeri hits his 60th HR of the season 
Oct 19
Italian army takes Somalia 
Oct 21
Sidney Howards "Lucky Sam McGarver" premieres in NYC 
Oct 25
Lester Patrick takes over NY Rangers 
Oct 25
Rightist German ministers disavows Treaty of Locarno 
Oct 27
Water skis patented by Fred Waller 
Oct 30
KUT-AM in Austin TX begins radio transmissions 
Oct 31
Cossack officer Reza Chan replaces sultan Ahmad as Shah of Persia 
Nov 1
VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam 
Nov 5
Mussolini disbands Italian socialist parties 
Nov 6
British secret agent Sidney Reilly ('Ace of Spies') is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union. 
Nov 7
Italians liberal-national party joins fascist 
Nov 9
German NSDAP form Schutzstaffel (SS) 
Nov 9
Robert A. Millikan confirms the existence of cosmic rays from outer space in a speech to the National Academy of Sciences at Madison, Wisconsin 
Nov 11
Earnest Thalmann becomes chairman of German KPD 
Nov 11
Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings 
Nov 11
Night of Kersten - Colijn Dutch government falls by SGP-amendement 
Nov 11
Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays 
Nov 12
US & Italy sign peace accord about war debts 
Nov 16
American Association for Advancement of Atheism forms (NY) 
Nov 16
Philip Barry's "In a Garden" premieres in NYC 
Nov 21
Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears 
Nov 24
1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast) 
Nov 24
Eugene O'Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St NYC 
Nov 25
KPD proposes German Parliament expropriate possession of monarchy 
Nov 26
Netherlands & Germany sign trade agreement 
Nov 27
German Parliament ratifies treaty of Locarno 
Nov 28
7th French government of Briand sworn-in 
Nov 28
Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville Tn 
Nov 28
NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses & dies 4 months later of TB 
Dec 1
Treaty of Locarno signed 
Dec 5
13th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats Win Tammany Tigers, 24-1 
Dec 5
German government of Luther falls 
Dec 6
Italy, Britain & Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy) 
Dec 6
Record 73,000 pay to watch Chic Bears beat NY Giants 19-7 
Dec 7
Biltmore Theater opens at 261 W 47th St NYC 
Dec 7
Noel Coward's "Easy Virtue" premieres in NYC 
Dec 9
AL extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 & raise to $40,000 
Dec 9
Pro football a hit in NYC; Grange & Bears beat Giants before 73,000 
Dec 10
George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize 
Dec 11
Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quas Primas 
Dec 12
Arthur Heinman coins term "motel"; opens Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo 
Dec 12
Last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rezā Shāh Pahlavi takes over 
Dec 15
1st hockey game at Madison Sq Garden, Mont Candiens 3, NY Americans 1 
Dec 15
1st road with a depressed trough (Texas) opens to traffic 
Dec 16
Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity is founded at Lafayette College. 
Dec 17
Col William "Billy" Mitchell court-martialed for insubordination 
Dec 17
Russia & Turkey sign non-aggresion pact 
Dec 21
Eisenstein's movie Battleship Potemkin premieres in Moscow 
Dec 21
Stork Hendry scores 325 for Victoria against NZ 
Dec 23
Sultan Ibn Saud of Nedzjed conquers Djeddah 
Dec 26
1st East West football game at Ewing Park before 25,000 fans 
Dec 26
NHL record 141 shots as NY Americans (73) beat Pitt Pirates (68) 3-1 
Dec 26
Turkey adopts Gregorian calendar 
Dec 26
NY's Jake Forbes makes 67 saves, Pitt's Ray Waters makes 70 
Dec 26
The Communist Party of India is founded. 
Dec 28
George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes," premieres in NYC 
Dec 30
NSW score 705 against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701 
Dec 31
14th congress of CPSU decides to accelerate industry 
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