December 1905 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 4 British government of Arthur Balfour resigns

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • Dec 5 Henry Campbell-Bannermam (Lib) becomes UK PM
  • Dec 9 French Assembly National votes for separation of church & state
  • Dec 11 120°F (49°C), Rivadavia, Argentina (South American record)
  • Dec 11 British government of Campbell-Bannerman forms
  • Dec 11 A workers uprising occurs, establishing the Shuliavka Republic in Kiev.
  • Dec 15 The Pushkin House is established in St. Petersburg to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin
  • Dec 16 "Variety" covering all phases of show business, 1st published
  • Dec 18 H V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld)
  • Dec 22 Arrest of St Petersburg Soviet members leads to an uprising of Moscow workers and fighting in the street
  • Dec 27 M A Noble scores 281 (369 mins, 21 fours) NSW v Victoria
  • Dec 28 NSW all out for 805 vs Victoria, win by innings & 253
  • Dec 30 Former Governor Frank Steunenberg is assassinated near his home in Caldwell, Idaho.

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Charles Finney, US, author (Circus of Dr Lao)
  • Dec 4 Emilio Médici, president Brazil (1969-74)
  • Dec 7 Gerard Kuiper, Dutch/US astronomer (moons of Uranus, Neptune)
  • Dec 8 Julius Silverman, politician
  • Dec 11 Eugen Fink, German philosopher
  • Dec 11 Robert Henriques, English writer (d. 1967)
  • Dec 12 Manès Sperber, Austrian-born writer (d. 1984)
  • Dec 16 Piet Hein, poet/inventor
  • Dec 17 Simo Häyhä, Finnish sniper (d. 2002)
  • Dec 17 Érico Lopes Veríssimo, Brazilian writer (d. 1975)
  • Dec 21 Anthony Powell, English novelist (Infants of Spring)
  • Dec 22 Kenneth Rexroth, US, poet/critic/translator (Birds in the Bush)
  • Dec 24 Anna "Ans" van Dike ("the Young"), Jewish nazi collaborator

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 24 Howard Hughes, American reclusive billionaire and inventor (Hughes Aircraft), born in Humble, Texas (d. 1976)

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • Dec 28 Gajapatairaj Vijaya Ananda the Rajkumar of Vizianagram (Ind)
  • Dec 30 Emmanuel Levinas, philosopher
  • Dec 31 Guy Mollet, Prime Minister of France (1956-57), born in Flers, France (d. 1975)
  • Dec 31 Tadeusz Breza, Polish writer (The Bronze Gate), born in Sekežintsõ, Ostrog (d. 1970)