1925 in the United States
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|1925 in the United States|
|Years:||1922 1923 1924 – 1925 – 1926 1927 1928|
48 stars (1912–1959)
Events from the year 1925 in the United States.
- President: Calvin Coolidge (Republican)
- Vice President: vacant (until March 4), Charles G. Dawes (Republican) (starting March 4)
- Chief Justice: William Howard Taft
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Frederick H. Gillett (R-Massachusetts) (until March 4), Nicholas Longworth (R-Ohio) (starting December 7)
- Senate Majority Leader: Charles Curtis (R-Kansas)
- Congress: 68th (until March 4), 69th (starting March 4)
- January 5 – Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes Governor of Wyoming, the first female governor in the United States.
- January 27 – February 1 – The 1925 serum run to Nome (the "Great Race of Mercy") relays diphtheria antitoxin by dog sled across the U.S. territory of Alaska, to combat an epidemic.
- March 4 – Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President of the United States to have his inauguration broadcast on radio.
- March 15 – The Phi Lambda Chi fraternity (original name "The Aztecs") is founded on the campus of Arkansas State Teacher's College in Conway, Arkansas (now the University of Central Arkansas).
- March 18 – The Tri-State Tornado rampages through Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people and injuring 2,027. It hits the towns of Murphysboro, Illinois; Gorham, Illinois; Ellington, Missouri; and Griffin, Indiana.
- March 21 – Tennessee Governor Austin Peay signs the Butler Act, prohibiting the teaching of evolution in the state's public schools.
- March 31 – Radio station WOWO in Ft. Wayne, Indiana begins broadcasting.
- April 1 – Frank Heath and his horse Gypsy Queen leave Washington, D.C. to begin a two-year journey to visit all 48 states.
- April 10 – F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby.
- May 5 – Scopes Trial: Dayton, Tennessee, biology teacher John Scopes is arrested for teaching Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
- June 6 – The Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.
- June 13 – Charles Francis Jenkins achieves the first synchronized transmission of pictures and sound, using 48 lines, and a mechanical system. A 10-minute film of a miniature windmill in motion is sent across 5 miles from Anacostia to Washington, DC. The images are viewed by representatives of the National Bureau of Standards, the U.S. Navy, the Commerce Department, and others. Jenkins calls this "the first public demonstration of radiovision".
- June 29 – 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake: A 6.3 earthquake destroys downtown Santa Barbara, California.
- July 10 – Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law.
- July 21 – Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.
- August 14 – The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is completed and goes on line.
- September 3 – The U.S. dirigible Shenandoah breaks up en route to Scottfield, St. Louis; 14 crewmen are killed.
- November 28 – The weekly country music radio program Grand Ole Opry is first broadcast on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, as the "WSM Barn Dance".
- December 16 – Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, is founded at Lafayette College.
- New York City becomes the largest city in the world, taking the lead from London.[unreliable source?]
- The motel concept originates with the Motel Inn of San Luis Obispo, California, originally called the Milestone Mo-Tel, constructed by Arthur Heineman.
- The National Football League adds 5 teams: the New York Giants, Detroit Panthers, Providence Steam Roller, a new Canton Bulldogs team, and the Pottsville Maroons.
- Lochner era (c. 1897–c. 1937)
- U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915–1934)
- Prohibition (1919–1933)
- Roaring Twenties (1920–1929)
- February 18 – George Kennedy, actor
- May 1 – Scott Carpenter, astronaut (died 2013)
- May 19 – Malcolm Little, African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist (killed 1965)
- June 8 – Barbara Bush, wife of the 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush, First Lady and mother of the 43rd President George W. Bush and of the 43rd Governor of Florida Jeb Bush.
- June 14 – Pierre Salinger, United States Senator from California in 1964. (died 2004)
- August 12 – Dale Bumpers, United States Senator from Arkansas from 1975 till 1981.
- August 29 – Earle Brucker, Jr., baseball player (died 2009)
- October 5 – Robert B. Morgan, United States Senator from North Carolina from 1975 till 1981.
- October 16 – Daniel J. Evans, United States Senator from Washington from 1983 till 1989.
- November 15 – Howard Baker, United States Senator from Tennessee from 1967 till 1985.
- November 30 – Maryon Pittman Allen, United States Senator from Alabama in 1978.
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- March 30 – William J. McConnell, United States Senator from Idaho from 1890 till 1891. (born 1839)
- August 7 – George Gray, United States Senator from Delaware from 1885 till 1899. (born 1840)
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