News and Events of 1925

World Events

World Statistics

population by decade

Nobel Peace Prize:
Sir Austen Chamberlain (UK) and Charles G. Dawes (US)

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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Calvin Coolidge
Vice President: Charles G. Dawes
Population: 115,829,000

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  • Nellie Tayloe Ross takes office as governor of Wyoming (Jan. 5). She is the first woman governor in U.S. history.

  • Tennessee schoolteacher John T. Scopes is arrested (May 5) for teaching the theory of evolution, forbidden by state law.

  • Worst tornado in U.S. history hit Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana: 689 deaths.

  • Al Capone takes over the Chicago bootlegging racket.


Federal spending:   $2.92 billion
Consumer Price Index:   17.5
Unemployment:   3.2%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.02


World Series
Pittsburgh d. Washington (4-3)
Stanley Cup
Victoria (WCHL) d. Montreal (3-1)
Women: Suzanne Lenglen d. J. Fry (6-2 6-0)
Men: Rene Lacoste d. J. Borotra (6-3 6-3 4-6 8-6)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Flying Ebony
NCAA Football Champions
Alabama (CFRA, HF) (10-0-0) & Dartmouth (DS) (8-0-0)


Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: So Big, Edna Ferber
Drama: They Knew What They Wanted, Sidney Howard

Nobel Prize for Literature: George Bernard Shaw (Ireland)

Miss America: Fay Lamphier (CA)

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  • Radio's The Smith Family introduces the soap opera format.
  • Sergei Eisenstein makes Potemkin, a revolutionary portrait of mutiny aboard a battleship. In the hands of Eisenstein, montage is raised to the highest structural role in filmmaking, serving as the unifying element of the medium.
  • Ben-Hur, costing a record-setting $3.95 million to produce, is released.


Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: In 1926, the 1925 prize was awarded to Richard Zsigmondy (Germany), for work on the heterogeneous nature of colloid solutions

Physics: James Franck and Gustav Hertz (Germany), for discovery of laws governing impact of electrons upon atoms

Physiology or Medicine: None awarded

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