What Happened in July 1905

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Albert Einstein introduces his theory of special relativity

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Jul 3 Kuyper government forms in Holland
  • Jul 3 Marvin Hart KOs Jack Hart in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 4 Philadelphia A's beat Boston Red Sox 4-2 in 20 inning game
  • Jul 6 Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.
  • Jul 7 127°F (53°C), Parker Ariz (state record)
  • Jul 8 Part of Angel Island in San Francisco Bay allocated for Immigration Detention Center
  • Jul 8 22nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: May Bundy beats Dorothea Chambers (6-3 6-4)
  • Jul 8 29th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats N Brookes (8-6 6-2 6-4)
  • Jul 8 The soldiers of the Russian battleship "Potemkin" who mutinied, surrender to Rumanian authorities, who turn ship over to Russian authorities soon after
  • Jul 10 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Technical Hague court
  • Jul 11 Black intellectuals & activists lead by WEB Dubois organize the civil rights Niagara Movement
  • Jul 12 The British and Japanese renew their alliance (of January 1902)for 10 years and agree to provide mutual support if attacked by other power
  • Jul 22 Philadelphia Athletic's Weldon Henley no-hits St Louis Browns, 6-0
  • Jul 24 5th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jul 24 Tsar Nicholas II (Russia) and Emperor Wilhelm II (Germany) sign the Björkö Treaty, whereby each country agrees to come to the other's defense if attacked by European powers

Tsar Nicholas II
Nicholas II
German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II

AgreementAgreement of Interest

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

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Jul 30 Dutch Covenant of Worker's union, NVV, forms
  • Jul 30 3rd Tour de France won by Louis Trousselier of France
  • Jul 31 Matumbi rebellion at Samanga German East Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Jean-Rene Lacoste, France, US Open (1926)/alligator shirt designer
  • Jul 4 Dante Fiorillo, composer
  • Jul 4 Lionel Trilling, author (1969 Poses Award, Liberal Imagination)
  • Jul 4 Irving Johnson, American adventurer (d. 1991)
  • Jul 5 Isa Miranda, [Ines Sampietro], Italian model/actress (La Ronde), born in Bergamo (d. 1982)
  • Jul 5 Jock Cameron, South African cricket keeper (captain)
  • Jul 5 Myles Horton, American educator and Civil Rights Movement teacher (d. 1990)
  • Jul 7 Marcel Rubin, composer
  • Jul 8 Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (d. 1997)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 9 Clarence Campbell, Canadian 3rd president of the NHL (1946-77), born in Fleming, Saskatchewan (d. 1984)

3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • Jul 10 Thomas Gomez, actor (Force of Evil, Key Largo, Kim, Sellout), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 10 Wolfram Sievers, Nazi physician (d. 1948)
  • Jul 12 John C F, son of English King George V
  • Jul 13 Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (d. 1990)
  • Jul 15 Dorothy Fields, lyricist (I'm in the Mood for Love)
  • Jul 17 Norman Waterhouse Lees, jazz fan
  • Jul 17 William Gargan, American actor (Dynamite, Ellery Queen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 19 Boyd Neel, Blackheath, Kent England, conductor (Story of an Orch)
  • Jul 19 Edgar P Snow, US author/journalist: Red star over China
  • Jul 19 Louis Philip Kentner, composer
  • Jul 20 Molly Mary Nesta Keane, writer
  • Jul 21 Diana Trilling, writer
  • Jul 22 Boris Alexandrov, conductor (Red Army Song/Dance Ensemble)
  • Jul 22 Doc Cramer, American baseball player (d. 1990)
  • Jul 23 Erich Itor Kahn, Rimbach, Odenwald, German composer of Jewish descent
  • Jul 25 Elias Canetti, Bulgarian/British novelist (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981)
  • Jul 25 Lila Lee, Union City NJ, actress (Midnight Girl, Blood & Sand)
  • Jul 25 Denys Watkins-Pitchford, writer and illustrator (d. 1990)
  • Jul 28 Charles William Hutton, architect

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 29 Clara Bow, silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1965)

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow
  • Jul 29 Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish public servant, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953-61) and posthumous Nobel Peace Prize winner (1961), born in Jönköping, Sweden (d. 1961)
  • Jul 29 Thelma Todd, [Alison Loyd], Lawrence MA, actress (Dangerous Female)
  • Jul 29 Stanley Kunitz, American poet (d. 2006)
  • Jul 31 Trenchard Cox, museum director

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Élisée Reclus, French anarchist (b. 1830)
  • Jul 5 Carel V Gerritsen, free thinker, dies
  • Jul 8 Walter Kittredge, American musician (b. 1834)
  • Jul 23 Jean-Jacques Henner, French painter, dies at 76