On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1905

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ty Cobb's mother Amanda kills her husband after mistaking him for a burglar

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Ty Cobb

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Lane, 1st female British supreme court justice, born in Bowden, Cheshire (d. 1988)
  • Leo Genn, British lawyer and actor (Mourning Becomes Electra, Moby Dick, Affair in Monte Carlo), born in London, England (d. 1978)
1905 Highlights

About August 9, 1905

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo