On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1905

Historical Events

  • "SOS" first adopted as a morse distress signal (· · · – – – · · ·) by German government
  • British East African Protectorate becomes colony of Kenya

Famous Birthdays

  • Clara "Mother" Hale, US social worker (Hale House)

Person of interestGaston Eyskens

Gaston Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), born in Lier, Belgium (d. 1988)

Prime Minister of Belgium Gaston Eyskens
Prime Minister of Belgium
Gaston Eyskens
  • Winfried Zillig, German opera composer, and conductor (Fantasia Irica), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1963)
1905 Highlights

About April 1, 1905

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries