On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1905

Historical Events


AgreementAgreement of Interest

US Secretary of War William Howard Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to Japanese free rein in Korea in return for non-interference with the US in the Philippines

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestClara Bow

Clara Bow, American silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1965)

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow

Person of interestDag Hammarskjöld

Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish public servant, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953-61) and posthumous Nobel Peace Prize winner (1961), born in Jönköping, Sweden (d. 1961)

Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld
Secretary-General of the United Nations
Dag Hammarskjöld
  • Stanley Kunitz, American poet (d. 2006)
1905 Highlights

About July 29, 1905

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo