On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1905

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Arnold Schoenberg's "Pelleas und Melissande" premieres in Vienna

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Han Yong-woon [Bongwan, Manhae] (1879-1944) ordained a monk in Korea

Historic DiscoveryWorld's Largest Diamond Discovered

World's largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, is found in South Africa

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The Cullinan Diamond, discovered in South Africa on January 26, 1905
The Cullinan Diamond, discovered in South Africa on January 26, 1905
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Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Lane, American actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • John Carmel Heenan, Essex, cardinal archbp of Westminster (1963-75)
  • Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austrian singer who inspired the "Sound of Music", born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1987)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

General officer John J. Pershing (44) weds Helen Frances

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing

1905 Highlights

About January 26, 1905

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius