What Happened on July 4, 1905

Historical Events

Hall of Fame

Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Rube Waddell (A's) and Cy Young (Boston) matchup in 20-inning classic; Philadelphia win, 4-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Dante Fiorillo, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • Irving Johnson, American sail training pioneer and adventurer, born in Hadley, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • Lionel Trilling, American literary critic and author (1969 Poses Award, The Liberal Imagination), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
Born in 1905

Famous Deaths

  • Élisée Reclus, French anarchist (b. 1830)
1905 Highlights

About July 4, 1905

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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