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1925 Trivia

<< - 1924
World Series Champions:
Pittsburgh Pirates
Stanley Cup Champs:
Victoria Cougars
U.S. Open Golf:
W. McFarlane
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
William T. Tilden/ Helen Wills
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Rene Lacost/Suzanne Lenglen
NCAA Football Champions:
Alabama & Dartmouth
Kentucky Derby:
Flying Ebony
"The Quote"
"Heroing is one of the shortest-lived professions there is " - Will Rogers

Sex Symbols:
Josephine Baker, Mary Pickford, Anna May Wong
Miss America:
Fay Lamphier (Oakland, CA)

1925 Pop Culture News:
George Bernard Shaw is the only person to win a Nobel Prize AND an Oscar. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925 and an Oscar for Pygmalion in 1938.

IDITAROD - In January 1925, a diphtheria epidemic broke out in Nome, Alaska. Medicine was hundreds of miles away, in Anchorage. They gathered 18 teams of dog-sledders to make the 674 mile trek.
Gunner Kassan was the final sledder, let by his soon-to-be famous dog, Balto. The journey is commemorated every year in the Iditarod.

Ford introduced it's first truck - the Ford Model T Runabout with Pickup Body.

THE SCOPES TRIAL - John Scopes was a substitute biology teacher in Dayton, Tennessee, a state which had passed a law banning the teaching of evolution. Mr. Scopes taught it to his class, as it was in the school's approved textbook, like every biology teacher in Tennessee did. He was found guilty, and was let off on a technicality.

Nellie Ross was the first U.S. Governor, was inaugerated in Wyoming on Jan 5, 125. The second female governer, Miriam Ferguson, from Texas, was sworn into office January 20th.

The Habit:
Reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby'
Popular Music in 1925 - # 1 Hits of 1925