1925 Newspaper Headlines Summary
A lot has changed since the 1920s. It was an incredible year for literature and art, with some of modernism’s stand out works published in America and Britain. 1925 newspaper articles can teach us a lot about how some of the worlds biggest movements and cultural shifts occurred. 1925 newspaper headlines are filled with some of the biggest news stories of the day.
Did you know that it was in this year that Mussolini dissolved the Italian parliament, became dictator and irrevocably changed the future of Italy forever. Trotsky and Stalin battled for power after Lenin’s death in the USSR. It was also a standout year for innovations in aviation, polar exploration, science, technology and medicine. It was this year that physicists confirmed the existence of cosmic rays. Read about all this and more by exploring our historical newspapers archive, and see how the world was almost 100 years ago.
January 5, 1925
Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes Governor of Wyoming, the first female governor in the United States. Twelve days later, Miriam A. Ferguson would become the first female governor of Texas.
January 16, 1925
In light of Lenin’s death, Leon Trotsky resigns as chairman of the Russian Revolutionary Military Council. He and Joseph Stalin battle for power.
February 21, 1925
The first issue of The New Yorker is published by Gaven Sydnes.
February 27, 1925
Dictator of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich.
March 4, 1925
President Calvin Coolidge is the first president to have his inauguration broadcast on radio.
March 19, 1925
Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli becomes a bishop, appointed as Apostolic Visitor to Bulgaria.
April 10, 1925
Scribners publishes F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”.
April 25, 1925
WWI General, Paul Von Hindeburg is elected the President of Germany.
May 5, 1925
Tennessee biology teacher John Scopes is arrested for teaching Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, violating a Tennessee state law. He would later be part of what became known as the “Monkey Trial,” found guilty and fined $100. The trial helped bring the scientific evidence for evolution into the public sphere.
May 14, 1925
The Hogarth Press publish author, Virginia Wolf’s novel, “Mrs Dalloway”.
June 6, 1925
The Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.
June 16, 1925
Charles Jenkins demonstrates the transmission of synchronized pictures and sounds, indicating early television.
July 18, 1925
Dictator of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, publishes Mein Kammpf; original title – “Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice).
August 29, 1925
Babe Ruth appears at a batting practice. Miller Huggins suspends Ruth and gives Ruth a $5,000 fine.
November 5, 1925
Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini begins to disband Italian socialist parties.
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