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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 Britain and America. 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, and David Lloyd Wright became the leader of the liberal party in Britain. 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, and Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw won the Nobel Prize. Read about all this and more by exploring our historical newspapers archive, and see how the world was almost 100 years ago.

DateEvent
January 16th 1925In light of Lenin’s death, Leon Trotsky resigns as chairman of the Russian Revolutionary Military Council. He and Joseph Stalin battle for power.
February 27th 1925Dictator of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich.
March 19th 1925Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli becomes a bishop, appointed as Apostolic Visitor to Bulgaria.
April 10th 1925Scribners publishes F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”.
April 25th 1925WWI General, Paul Von Hindeburg is elected the President of Germany.
May 14th 1925The Hogarth Press publish author, Virginia Wolf’s novel, “Mrs Dalloway”.
June 16th 1925Charles Jenkins demonstrates the transmission of synchronized pictures and sounds, indicating early television.
July 18th 1925Dictator of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, publishes Mein Kammpf; original title - “Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice).
August 14th 1925Plans for the National Mount Rushmore Monument are first proposed.
August 29th 1925Babe Ruth appears at a batting practice. Miller Huggins suspends Ruth and gives Ruth a $5,000 fine.
November 5th 1925Italian Dictator, Benito Mussolini begins to disband Italian socialist parties.
November 6th 1925Sidney Reilly the British Secret Agent (Ace of Spies) is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.
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