What Happened on January 31, 1905

Historical Events

  • 1st automobile to exceed 100 mph (161 kph), A G MacDonald, Daytona Beach
  • Carroll Wright appointed 1st Commissioner of Labor, USA

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Blaman [Johanna P Vrugt], Dutch writer (Wife & Friend), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1960)
  • John O'Hara, American short story writer and novelist (Appointment in Samarra; Pal Joey; BUtterfield-8), born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1970)
1905 Highlights

About January 31, 1905

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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