What Happened in August 1905

Historical Events

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Aug 5 First meeting of the Russian and Japanese peace commissioners takes place in US President Theodore Roosevelt's home at Oyster Bay, New York

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Aug 6 26.7 cm rainfall at Princeton, Indiana (state record)

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Aug 9 Mistaking her husband for a burglar, Ty Cobb's mother kills him

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Aug 12 King Leopold II opens Antwerp Central Station
  • Aug 14 Ngindo-rebellion killed 5 RC German clergymen in East-Africa
  • Aug 15 Philadelphia A's Rube Waddell no-hits St Louis Browns, 2-0 in 5 innings
  • Aug 16 Mbunga-rebellion occupy German post Ifakara East-Africa
  • Aug 17 Dutch government of De Master begins

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Aug 19 Russian Tsar Nicholas II installs "Imperial Duma", without legislative powers

  • Aug 20 Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary, forms the first chapter of T'ung Meng Hui, a union of all secret societies determined to bringing down the Manchus
  • Aug 24 Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
  • Aug 29 Pierre de Brazza leaves Brazzaville
  • Aug 30 Pogoro/Ngindo attack Fort Mahenge German East-Africa
  • Aug 30 Tiger Ty Cobb makes his debut, doubling off Yank Jack Chesbro
  • Aug 31 Mbunga rebellion takes German Fort Mahenge East Africa
  • Aug 31 25th U.S. Men's National Championship: Beals Wright beats Holcombe Ward (6-2, 6-1, 11-9)

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Karl Amadeus Hartmann, composer

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Aug 2 Myrna Loy, American actress (Jazz Singer, Thin Man, Vanity Fair), born in Helena, Montana (d. 1993)

Actress Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy
  • Aug 3 Maggie Kuhn, activist/co-founder (Gray Panthers)
  • Aug 4 Michael Scott Montague Fordham, Jungian analyst/educator
  • Aug 8 Andre Jolivet, composer (L'Eunuque), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 8 Nino Martini, Verona Italy, actor (Here's to Romance)
  • Aug 8 Wachtang Ananjan, writer
  • Aug 9 Elizabeth Lane, 1st female British supreme court justice
  • Aug 9 Leo Genn, actor (Affair in Monte Carlo), born in London, England
  • Aug 10 Bernard Benjamin Gillis, British judge
  • Aug 10 Richard F Kahn, baron of Hampstead/British economist
  • Aug 11 Erwin Chargaff, Austrian biochemist (d. 2002)
  • Aug 12 Joan [Jacobus J] Remmelts, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Twee Vorstinnen)
  • Aug 14 Nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier
  • Aug 17 John Hay Whitney, publisher (NY Herald Trib 1961-67)
  • Aug 18 Peter Paul Kreuder, composer
  • Aug 19 Fitzhugh Lee, US pilot/vice-admiral (WW II, Navy Cross)
  • Aug 19 Jacques de Menasce, composer
  • Aug 20 Duncan Macrae, actor (Casino Royale, Kidnapped), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 20 Jack [Weldon J] Teagarden, US trombonist/actor (Meet Band Leaders)
  • Aug 20 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (d. 1973)
  • Aug 21 Isadore I Friz Freleng, animator (Warner Bros cartoons), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Aug 22 Wade Crosby, IA, actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood)
  • Aug 23 Leonard Constant Lambert, composer (King Pest), born in London, England
  • Aug 24 Donald Douglas, Scotland, actor (I Love You Again)
  • Aug 24 Arthur Crudup, American singer and guitarist (d. 1974)
  • Aug 24 Siaka Stevens, President of Sierra Leone (d. 1988)
  • Aug 25 Undine Smith Moore, composer
  • Aug 25 Faustina Kowalska, Polish mystic (d. 1938)
  • Aug 27 Alexander Johnston, CEO (Board of Inland Revenue)
  • Aug 27 Frederick O'Neal, Brooksville Miss, actor (Car 54 Where Are You)
  • Aug 28 Cyril Walters, cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's)
  • Aug 28 Sam Levene, Russia, actor (Demon, Gung Ho, Boomerang)
  • Aug 29 Lan Adomian, Russian-born American composer, born in Moghiler-Podolsk (d. 1979)
  • Aug 29 Martinus A Jansen, Bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70)
  • Aug 31 Dore Schary, producer/writer/director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City)
  • Aug 31 Sal Tas, Dutch journalist & CIA agent (Het Parool) [or 1897]
  • Aug 31 Sanford Meisner, American actor and teacher (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 10 Kinjikitile "Bokero" Ngwale, E African prophet/rebel leader, hanged
  • Aug 14 Mohammed Abdoe, Egyptian writing expert (Al'Oerwah al-Woethka), dies
  • Aug 14 Simeon Solomon, British artist (b. 1840)
  • Aug 21 Jules Oppert, German Assyriologist (decodes characters), dies at 80