What Happened in 1905

Significant Events

  • Jan 2 American anarcho-syndicalist union known as the Industrial Workers of the World forms
  • Jan 22 In St Petersburg, Russia, a large demonstration of workers led by Father Gapon, march to the Winter Palace with a petition to the Tsar; troops fire on protesters in what becomes known as 'Bloody Sunday'
  • Jun 30 In Russia, the "Potemkin" arrives at Odessa, where sailors take the bodies of dead crewman ashore; sailors join civilians in revolutionary actions of the '1905 Revolution'
  • Jul 29 US Secretary of State William Howard Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to Japanese free rein in Korea in return for non-interference with the US in the Philippines
  • Sep 27 The physics journal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc².
  • Oct 30 "October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties and accepts the first Duma (Parliament)
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Did You Know?

World's largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, is found in South Africa

On January 26, 1905


World Leaders in 1905

Famous People in 1905

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 26 General officer John J. Pershing (44) weds Helen Frances
  • Feb 11 Novelist Thomas Mann (29) weds Katia Pringsheim (21) in Munich, Germany
  • Mar 16 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (30) weds Beatrice O'Brien
  • Mar 17 Eleanor Roosevelt (20) marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (23) later 32nd US President in New York, & given away by her uncle, 26th President Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jun 15 Princess Margaret of Connaught marries Gustav, Crown Prince of Sweden.
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