On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1905

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

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  • Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet, born in PoznaƄ, Poland (d. 1973)