July 1905 in History

Events in History

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 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 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

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 31 Matumbi rebellion at Samanga German East Africa

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Jean-Rene Lacoste, France, US Open (1926)/alligator shirt designer
  • Jul 4 Lionel Trilling, author (1969 Poses Award, Liberal Imagination)
  • Jul 4 Irving Johnson, American adventurer (d. 1991)
  • Jul 5 Myles Horton, American educator and Civil Rights Movement teacher (d. 1990)
  • Jul 8 Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (d. 1997)
  • 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 19 Edgar P Snow, US author/journalist: Red star over China
  • Jul 20 Molly Mary Nesta Keane, writer
  • Jul 21 Diana Trilling, writer
  • Jul 25 Elias Canetti, Bulgarian/British novelist (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981)
  • Jul 25 Denys Watkins-Pitchford, writer and illustrator (d. 1990)
  • Jul 28 Charles William Hutton, architect
  • 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 Stanley Kunitz, American poet (d. 2006)
  • Jul 31 Trenchard Cox, museum director

Deaths in History

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