What Happened in October 1905

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.

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Oct 5 Orville and Wilbur Wright's "Flyer III" flight 38.5 km in 38.3"

Aviator Wilbur Wright
Wilbur Wright
  • Oct 9 Philadelphia A's meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0
  • Oct 14 NY Giants beats Philadelphia A's, 4 games to 1 in 2nd World Series
  • Oct 14 Giant's Christy Mathewson's 3rd straight World Series shutout

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Oct 15 Claude Debussy's "La Mer" premieres

Composer Claude Debussy
Claude Debussy
  • Oct 15 Union workers at NVV rejects safety demands
  • Oct 16 The Partition of Bengal (India) occurred.
  • Oct 20 Great General Strike in Russia begins; lasts 11 days
  • Oct 20 Russian Tsar allows Polish people to speak Polish
  • Oct 21 England Pilgrim Association beats All NY 11, 7-1 in soccer at Polo Grounds
  • Oct 23 Edward Milton Royle's play "Squaw Man" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 25 1st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 17-0 in Annapolis
  • Oct 26 First Soviet (workers' council) formed, St Petersburg, Russia
  • Oct 26 Union of Sweden & Norway ends
  • Oct 29 Hottentot chief Hendrik Witbooi fataly injured

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Oct 30 "October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties and accepts the first Duma (Parliament)

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Oct 30 George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs Warren's Profession" premieres in NYC

  • Oct 31 Great revolutionary demonstration for amnesty in St Petersburg

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Leon Orthel, Dutch composer, born in Roosendaal (d. 1985)
  • Oct 4 Rene Defossez, composer
  • Oct 5 Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (d. 1987)

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Oct 6 Helen Wills, American tennis player (8 Wimbledon titles 1927-1938), born in Centerville California (d.1998)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Oct 7 Andy Devine, [Jeremiah Schwartz], Flagstaff Az, actor (Andy's Gang)
  • Oct 9 Euphemia MacDonald, dance producer
  • Oct 9 Howard St John, actor (Born Yesterday, Li'l Abner), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 10 Jane Winton, actress (Hell's Angel, Patsy, Don Juan), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 11 Fred Trump, American real estate developer, father of Donald Trump (d. 1999)
  • Oct 12 Rick Ferrell, baseball Hall of Fame catcher
  • Oct 15 Alexey Kozlovsky, composer
  • Oct 15 Charles P Snow, English novelist/scientist (Death Under Sail)
  • Oct 15 Dag Ivar Wiren, composer
  • Oct 15 Edna Deanne Fuelling, dancer choreographer/drama teacher
  • Oct 15 C. P. Snow, British writer (d. 1980)
  • Oct 16 Rex Bell, cowboy actor (Cowboys & Injuns)/lt-gov (Nevada), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 16 Wild Bill Elliott, Pattonsburg MO, actor (Beyond the Sacramento)
  • Oct 17 Franco Albini, Italian architect
  • Oct 18 Felix Houphouet-Boigny, President of Ivory coast (1960-93)
  • Oct 22 Constance Bennett, actress (Easiest Way, Ladies in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 22 Joseph Kosma, composer
  • Oct 22 Karl Jansky, Czech, discoverer (cosmic radio emissions in 1932)
  • Oct 23 Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, composer
  • Oct 23 Felix Bloch, Swiss/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1952)
  • Oct 24 Elizabeth Poston, composer
  • Oct 26 George Flahiff, Canadian Cardinal (d. 1989)
  • Oct 28 Harry Broadhurst, airman
  • Oct 29 Laurence Dowdall, lawyer
  • Oct 30 Christian Darnton, composer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 4 30th US President Calvin Coolidge (33) weds Grace Anna Goodhue (26) in Burlington, Vermont

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuban/French sonnet poet, dies at 62
  • Oct 6 Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer, dies
  • Oct 13 Henry Irving, [John H Brodribb], English actor (Hamlet), dies at 67
  • Oct 21 Jose Teodor Vilar, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 28 Alphonse Allais, French humorist/writer (Le chat noir), dies
  • Oct 29 Etienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)