On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1905

Historical Events

  • French Assembly National votes for separation of church & state

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premieres in Dresden

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

Famous Birthdays

  • Dalton Trumbo, American writer/film director (Johnny Got His Gun)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Holmes, English violinist and composer, dies at 66
1905 Highlights

About December 9, 1905

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius