What Happened on October 29, 1905

Historical Events

  • Nama chief Hendrik Witbooi fatally injured fighting for independence against German colonists near Vaalgras (modern Namibia)

Famous Birthdays

  • Laurence Dowdall, Scottish lawyer, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1996)
Born in 1905

Famous Deaths

  • Etienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • Hendrik Witbooi, Nama chief (modern Namibia) who resisted German colonial control (pioneered ideas of Pan-Africanism), dies fighting (born ca. 1835) [1]
1905 Highlights

About October 29, 1905

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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