On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1905

Historical Events

Historic Event

Tsar Nicolas II of Russia, unsettled by the rising violence and protest, enacts reforms to improve the conditions of workers; these changes will do little to stop disorder throughout Russia in ensuing months

Famous Birthdays

  • Barnett Newmann, American abstract expressionist painter (Black Fire I), born in New York City (d. 1970)
1905 Highlights

About January 29, 1905

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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