On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1905

Historical Events

  • American anarcho-syndicalist union known as the Industrial Workers of the World forms
  • Elara, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine in San Jose, California
  • Japanese troops capture Port Arthur from Russia, a blow to national morale and causing further discontent within Russia

Famous Birthdays

  • Lev Schnirelmann, Gomel, Russian Empire, mathematician (d. 1938)
  • Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (A Child of Our Time), born in London (d. 1998)
1905 Highlights

About January 2, 1905

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn