On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1905

Historical Events

  • The Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea.

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (Aus batsman & leggie 99 on Test debut)
  • Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians, first wife of King Leopold III (1934-35), born in Arvfurstens palats, Stockholm, Kingdom of Sweden (d. 1935)
  • Mischa Auer [Ounskowsky], Russian actor (My Man Godfrey), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1967)
  • Wazyk [Adam Wagman], Polish poet/author (Eyes & Mouth)

Famous Deaths

  • Adolphe [Adolf Wilhelm August Karl Friedrich], Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1890-1905), dies at 88
  • Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders and son of Leopold I, dies at 68
1905 Highlights

About November 17, 1905

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio