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

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
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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? 115 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo