By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
|| 287 km
16-June 7, 1925
21-July 19, 1925
|| 18 Stages, 5,440
- Italy - January 3, 1925, Benito Mussolini disassembled the Italian Democratic
government and took dictatorial control of the country.
- Paris - Josephine Baker became a sensation when she performed new
and creative dances with Le Revue Negre (the Negro Revue).
Britain - The Finance Ministry put Britain back on the Gold
Tayloe Ross - In Cheyenne, Wyoming on January 5, 1925, Ross
became the first female governor in the United
NFL - a struggling National Football League was saved when the
Chicago Bears paid Red Grange, an All-American
halfback from the University
of Illinois, $100,000 to turn pro. Known as the Galloping Ghost, Grange filled
around the league and saved the NFL.
- Scopes “Monkey” Trial - 1925, John T. Scopes was on trial for teaching evolution in the public
schools of Tennessee. William Jennings
Bryan, a three-time candidate for President, used his fundamentalist
preaching to prosecute
for the State. The ACLU arranged for Clarence Darrow to defend
Scopes. The jury decision went against Scopes, but the verdict
a few days
- London -
1925 marked the introduction of London's first double-decker
William Jennings Bryan, 1860-1925, He was a gifted
orator and three-time US presidential candidate.
Bryan was trained
as a lawyer
law in Lincoln, Nebraska. He served as secretary of state under
the administration of Woodrow Wilson. Bryan actively supported
banning schools from teaching evolution. He participated in
the famous 1925 Scopes
Trial. An elder Bryan was exhausted by the trial, when Clarence
Darrow called Bryan
to the stand to testify. Bryan prevailed at the trial, but
died on July 26, 1925, just five days after the trial’s conclusion.
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