On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1905

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat-sen forms the first chapter of T'ung Meng Hui, a union of all secret societies determined to bringing down the Manchus (Qing dynasty)

Father of Modern China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern China
Sun Yat-sen

Famous Birthdays

  • Duncan Macrae, Scottish actor (Casino Royale, The Little Kidnappers), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1967)
  • Jack Teagarden [Weldon Leo Teagarden], American trombonist and actor (Meet Band Leaders), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1964)
  • Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1973)
1905 Highlights

About August 20, 1905

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo