On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1905

Historical Events

  • Llamas war party attacks group of 60, fleeing French mission at Tzekou, (Chinese-Tibetan border) murdering most with Scottish botanist George Forrest escaping by hiding for nine days [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Boyd Neel, English conductor (Story of an Orchestra), born in Blackheath, London (d. 1981)
  • Edgar Snow, American author and journalist (Red star over China), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British pianist and composer, born in Karviná, Austrian Silesia (d. 1987)
1905 Highlights

About July 19, 1905

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer