What Happened on January 2, 1905

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Elara, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine in San Jose, California
  • Japanese troops capture Port Arthur from Russia, a blow to national morale and causing further discontent within Russia
  • The American anarcho-syndicalist union known as the Industrial Workers of the World forms.

Famous Birthdays

  • Lev Schnirelmann, Gomel, Russian Empire, mathematician (d. 1938)
  • Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time)