August 1905 in History

Events in History

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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)
  • 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 29 Pierre de Brazza leaves Brazzaville
  • Aug 30 Pogoro/Ngindo attack Fort Mahenge German East-Africa
  • Aug 31 Mbunga rebellion takes German Fort Mahenge East Africa

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 3 Maggie Kuhn, activist/co-founder (Gray Panthers)
  • Aug 4 Michael Scott Montague Fordham, Jungian analyst/educator
  • Aug 8 Wachtang Ananjan, writer
  • Aug 9 Elizabeth Lane, 1st female British supreme court justice
  • 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 14 Nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier
  • Aug 17 John Hay Whitney, publisher (NY Herald Trib 1961-67)
  • Aug 19 Fitzhugh Lee, US pilot/vice-admiral (WW II, Navy Cross)
  • Aug 20 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (d. 1973)
  • Aug 24 Siaka Stevens, President of Sierra Leone (d. 1988)
  • Aug 25 Faustina Kowalska, Polish mystic (d. 1938)
  • Aug 27 Alexander Johnston, CEO (Board of Inland Revenue)
  • 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]

Deaths in History

  • 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