What Happened in 1905 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 212

  • Jun 30 Conservative Australian Prime Minister George H. Reid is forced to resign and Alfred Deakin returns to power on July 5

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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

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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
  • 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)
  • Sep 1 Alberta & Saskatchewan become 8th & 9th Canadian provinces

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Sep 1 Wilfrid Laurier oversees Alberta and Saskatchewan joining the Confederation of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • Sep 5 Lillian Mortimer's "No Mother to Guide" premieres in Detroit
  • Sep 5 The Treaty of Portsmouth is signed concluding the Russo-Japanese War; US President Theodore Roosevelt will receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his role as mediator
  • Sep 5 50 prominent men meet in Sydney's Australia Hotel to found the National Defense League fueled by fear of Japan after it's victory over Russia
  • Sep 6 Atlanta Life Insurance Company forms
  • Sep 6 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
  • Sep 6 General Trade journal publishes 1st Dutch photo (train accident)
  • Sep 8 Pittsburgh Pirates strand NL record 18 men on base & lose to Reds 8-3
  • Sep 10 Japanese battleship Mikasa explodes
  • Sep 14 Albert Cuypstrat street market in Amsterdam inaugurated
  • Sep 14 Dutch AR-politician AWF Idenburg named governor of Suriname
  • Sep 14 RAC Tourist Trophy first run on Isle of Man
  • Sep 18 Electric tramline opens in Rotterdam
  • Sep 20 Cleveland makes AL record 7 errors in an inning
  • Sep 21 Atlanta Life Insurance Co forms
  • Sep 22 11th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 314 at Myopia Club Mass
  • Sep 22 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia (10 blacks & 2 whites killed)
  • Sep 23 Mbunga-siege of Fort Mahenge German East-Africa broken
  • Sep 27 Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Nov 3 Csar Nicholas II of Russia signs a document of amnesty for the political prisoners.
  • Nov 4 Dock strike against importing grain elevators in Rotterdam
  • Nov 9 Swedish mine workers win 5 month strike for minimum wages
  • Nov 10 Sailors join the rebellion at Kronstadt naval base in Russia
  • Nov 11 High Commissioner Prince George declares amnesty for all leaders of the insurrection that has been disturbing Crete during the recent months - but which never gained mass supprt
  • Nov 12 (November 12 & November 13) Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic.
  • Nov 14 David Belasco's "Girl of Golden West" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 16 Neth/Russ Count Witte becomes premier of Russia
  • Nov 17 The Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea.
  • Nov 18 George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" premieres in London
  • Nov 18 Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway
  • Nov 18 10th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 19 The steamer "Hilda" sinks in the English Channel (100 people drown)
  • Nov 21 1st game ever played in the Australian Tennis Open
  • Nov 22 British, Italian, Russian, French & Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos
  • Nov 23 Henry Watson Furness, an Indiana physican, named minister of Haiti
  • Nov 24 Moshav Hertzlia forms in Israel
  • Nov 26 1st Australasian Championships: Rodney Heath beats Albert Curtis (4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Nov 28 Arthur Griffith forms Sinn Fein in Dublin
  • Dec 4 British government of Arthur Balfour resigns
  • Dec 5 Henry Campbell-Bannermam (Lib) becomes UK PM
  • Dec 9 French Assembly National votes for separation of church & state
  • Dec 9 Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premieres in Dresden

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 430

  • Mar 23 Joan Crawford, [Lucille Le Sueur], Texas, actress (Mildred Pierce)
  • Mar 24 Andre Christiaens, Flemish writer (Unfindable Country)
  • Mar 24 Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
  • Mar 26 Pablo Garrido, composer
  • Mar 26 Viktor Emil Frankl, pyschiatrist (Man's Search for Meaning)
  • Mar 27 Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (d. 1980)
  • Mar 27 John Fleming (Jack) Brock, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, one of South Africa’s most distinguished nutritional scientists and medical educators
  • Mar 27 Leroy Carr, blues singer-songwriter, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1935)
  • Mar 28 Marlin Perkins, Carthage Mo, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom)
  • Mar 28 Pandro S Berman, film producer
  • Mar 29 Philip Ahn, American actor (d. 1978)
  • Mar 30 Mikio Oda, Japan, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Mar 30 Albert Pierrepoint, English executioner (d. 1992)
  • Apr 1 Clara "Mother" Hale, US social worker (Hale House)
  • Apr 1 Gaston Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), born in Lier, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • Apr 1 Winfried P I Zillig, German opera composer/conductor (Fantasia Irica)
  • Apr 2 Edmond Jouhaud, general
  • Apr 2 Kurt Adler, therapist/writer
  • Apr 2 Serge Lifar, Kiev, dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet)
  • Apr 3 Robert Frederick Sink, United States Army Officer (d. 1965)
  • Apr 4 Eugene Bozza, composer
  • Apr 5 Bill Raisch, one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive)
  • Apr 5 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist (d. 1996)
  • Apr 7 Queenie Leonard, American actress (d. 2002)
  • Apr 8 George Baxter, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 8 Hans Scherfig, Danish marxist/writer (Idealister, Frydenholm)
  • Apr 8 Helen B M Fennell Joseph, anti-apartheid writer (Side by Side)
  • Apr 8 Pierre Wigny, Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61) [or 4/18]
  • Apr 9 J William Fulbright, (Sen-D-Ark)
  • Apr 10 Jan H van Roijen, diplomat/Netherland foreign minister
  • Apr 11 József Attila, Hungarian poet (d. 1937)
  • Apr 14 Frits Philips, Dutch engineer/CEO (Philips)
  • Apr 14 Holmesdale Charles "Slinger" Nitschke, cricket batsman (S Aus & Test)
  • Apr 14 Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (d. 1999)
  • Apr 16 John Lee-Barber, admiral
  • Apr 17 Arthur Lake, Corbin Ky, actor (Dagwood-Blondie)
  • Apr 17 Louis Jean Heydt, actor (Joe-Waterfront), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Apr 18 George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • Apr 19 John S "Jimmy" Thach, US pilot/admiral (WW II)
  • Apr 19 Tommy Benford, jazz drummer
  • Apr 21 Edmund G "Pat" Brown, (Gov-D-California)
  • Apr 21 Pat Brown, American politician (d. 1996)
  • Apr 22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (d. 1991)
  • Apr 23 Lord Carew, Ireland, judge (dressage)
  • Apr 24 Robert Penn Warren, 1st US poet laureate (All the King's Men)
  • Apr 25 Hugh Willatt, solicitor/public servant
  • Apr 25 Walter Hassan, engineer
  • Apr 25 George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1986)
  • Apr 26 Charles K Feldman, [Gould], producer (Casino Royale), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 26 Denis O'Dea, actor (Esther & the King, Treasure Island), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Apr 26 Jean Vigo, France, actor/director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante)
  • Apr 27 Julian Stryjkowski, writer
  • Apr 27 Philip Radcliffe, composer

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Apr 30 John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate (Universal Declaration on Human Rights), born in Hampton, New Brunswick (d. 1995)

  • May 1 Leila Hyams, actress (Big House, Ruggles of Red Gap), born in NYC, New York
  • May 1 Nikolai Tikhonov, Soviet PM (1980-85)
  • May 1 Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (d. 1982)
  • May 3 Albrecht Luitpold G Ferdinand Michael Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria
  • May 3 Sebastian Lewis Shaw, actor (High Season, Ace of Spades, Caste)
  • May 4 Mátyás Seiber, Budapest Hungary, composer (Scherzando)
  • May 5 Arnold Meijer, Dutch leader of fascist Dutch National/Black Front
  • May 5 Robert Houben, Belgian CVP-minister of Public health (1958)
  • May 6 Norman De Tar, composer
  • May 6 [Bernard] Toots Shor, raconteur/restauranteur (Toots Shor)
  • May 8 Inglis Gundry, Wimbledon, British composer
  • May 8 Red Nichols, American musician (d. 1965)
  • May 10 Angus Paton, civil engineer
  • May 10 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter (d. 1972)
  • May 11 Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner
  • May 14 Jean Daniélou, French cardinal (d. 1974)
  • May 15 Joseph Cotten, Virginia, actor (3rd Man, Airport 77, Hearse)
  • May 16 H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates, novelist (Feast for July, Love for Lydia)
  • May 16 Henry Fonda, Grand Is Nebraska, actor (Mr Roberts, On Golden Pond)
  • May 17 John Patrick, American screenwriter and playwright (Pulitzer Prize 1954), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • May 18 Eric Zeisl, Austrian American composer, born in Vienna (d. 1959)
  • May 18 Hedley Verity, cricketer (terrific slow lefty for England pre-WW II)
  • May 20 Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Sailing)
  • May 20 Harry Campion, statistician/founder (British Central Statistical Office)
  • May 20 John Emery, American actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos), born in New York City (d. 1964)
  • May 21 Edward Lockspeiser, composer
  • May 24 Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)
  • May 24 Zdenek Blazek, composer
  • May 25 Joseph C Harsch, newscaster (Background), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • May 26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, born in Vienna (d. 1991)
  • May 29 Fela Sowande, composer
  • May 29 Jan [Johannes] Teulings, Dutch actor/director (That Joyous Eve)
  • May 29 Sebastian Shaw, Holt England, actor (Return of Jedi, Chimera)
  • May 31 Roy Peaches Davis, baseball pitcher
  • May 31 Florence Desmond, English actress and comedian (d. 1993)
  • Jun 1 Dinora de Carvalho, composer
  • Jun 1 Robert Newton, England, actor (Henry V, Around the World in 80 Days)
  • Jun 3 Martin Gottfried Weiss, German, commandant of Dachau concentration camp (d. 1946, by execution)
  • Jun 5 John Abbott, actor (Smogasboard), born in London, England
  • Jun 6 John Gart, Russia, orchestra leader (Paul Winchell Show)
  • Jun 8 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Avent), born in Dublin (d. 1995)
  • Jun 9 Harry "Bull" Alexander, cricketer (Aus quick 1 Test Bodyline series)
  • Jun 9 Walter Kraft, composer
  • Jun 12 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (d. 1988)
  • Jun 13 Doc Cheatham, jazz musician
  • Jun 13 Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji, cricketer (England 1929-31)

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