What Happened in September 1905

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Alberta & Saskatchewan become 8th & 9th Canadian provinces

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Wilfrid Laurier oversees Alberta and Saskatchewan joining the Confederation of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • Sep 2 New Zealand beats Australia 14-3 in cold, wet conditions in the first international Rugby Union match between the countries on New Zealand soil at Tahuna Park in Dunedin
  • Sep 5 Lillian Mortimer's "No Mother to Guide" premieres in Detroit

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Sep 5 The Treaty of Portsmouth is signed concluding the Russo-Japanese War; US President Theodore Roosevelt will receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his role as mediator

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Sep 5 50 prominent men meet in Sydney's Australia Hotel to found the National Defense League fueled by fear of Japan after its victory over Russia
  • Sep 6 Atlanta Life Insurance Company forms
  • Sep 6 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
  • Sep 6 General Trade journal publishes 1st Dutch photo (train accident)
  • Sep 8 Pittsburgh Pirates strand NL record 18 men on base & lose to Reds 8-3
  • Sep 10 Japanese battleship Mikasa explodes
  • Sep 14 Albert Cuypstrat street market in Amsterdam inaugurated
  • Sep 14 Dutch AR-politician AWF Idenburg named governor of Suriname
  • Sep 14 RAC Tourist Trophy first run on Isle of Man
  • Sep 18 Electric tramline opens in Rotterdam
  • Sep 20 Cleveland makes AL record 7 errors in an inning
  • Sep 21 Atlanta Life Insurance Co forms
  • Sep 22 11th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 314 at Myopia Club Mass
  • Sep 22 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia (10 blacks & 2 whites killed)
  • Sep 23 Mbunga-siege of Fort Mahenge German East-Africa broken
  • Sep 27 Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Sep 27 The physics journal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc².

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Gervase Hughes, composer
  • Sep 1 Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (d. 2000)

Person of interestCarl David Anderson

Sep 3 Carl David Anderson, American physicist (1936 Nobel Prize for physics), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson
  • Sep 3 Robert Ruthenfranz, German composer, born in Witten, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Sep 4 Mary Renault [Challans], British writer (King Must Die, Funeral Games), born in Forest Gate, Essex, England (d. 1983)
  • Sep 5 Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-British writer (Arrow in Blue), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1983)
  • Sep 5 Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician, born in Tanza, Cavite, Philippines (d. 2005)
  • Sep 7 John Whitley, British air-marshal (d. 1997)
  • Sep 8 Henry Wilcoxon, British actor (Cleopatra, Jericho, The Ten Commandments), born in Dominica, British West Indies (d. 1984)
  • Sep 9 Hussain Sha - Indian Saint, Philosopher, Pithapuram
  • Sep 12 Boris Arapov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1992)
  • Sep 16 Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (d. 1980)
  • Sep 17 Hans Freudenthal, Dutch mathematician/director (OW&OC)
  • Sep 17 Jorge Urrutia Blondel, composer
  • Sep 18 Agnes De Mille, American dancer and choreographer (Oklahoma), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • Sep 18 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, American comedian and actor (The Jack Benny Program), born in Oakland, California (d. 1977)

Person of interestGreta Garbo

Sep 18 Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1990)

Actress Greta Garbo
Actress
Greta Garbo
  • Sep 19 Betty Garde, American actress (Aggie-Real McCoys), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • Sep 19 James Holland, English artist and exhibition organiser, born in Gillingham, Kent (d. 1996)
  • Sep 19 Leon Jaworski, American Watergate scandal special prosecutor, born in Waco, Texas (d. 1982)
  • Sep 21 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive, born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (d. 1999)
  • Sep 22 Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (d. 1964)
  • Sep 23 Jeno Kenessey, composer
  • Sep 24 Severo Ochoa, Spanish-American physician and biochemist (Nobel 1959), born in Luarca, Asturias, Spain (d. 1993)
  • Sep 25 Nahman Avigad, Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), born in Zavaliv, Ukraine (d. 1992)
  • Sep 25 Red Smith, American sportscaster and columnist (Pulitzer 1976, Fight Talk), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1982)
  • Sep 25 Edith Barstow, American choreographer (Frankie Laine Time, The Gem of the Ocean), born in Ashtabula, Ohio (d. 1960)
  • Sep 26 Emilio Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Patillas, Puerto Rico (d. 2011)
  • Sep 27 Ernst Baier, German figure skater (Olympic gold 1936), born in Zittau, Saxony, Germany (d. 2001)
  • Sep 27 Vjekoslav Kaleb, Croatian writer (Splendor of the Fabric), born in Tisno, Croatia (d. 1996)
  • Sep 28 Max Schmeling, German boxer (world heavyweight champion 1930-32), born in Klein Luckow, Germany (d. 2005)
  • Sep 28 William Northam, Austrian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Sep 29 Ted Decorsia, American actor (The Killing, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1973)
  • Sep 29 Francis Joseph Quinn, academic
  • Sep 30 Michael Powell, English director, screen writer, producer (Red Shoes), born in Bekesbourne, England (d. 1990)
  • Sep 30 Nevill Francis Mott, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1977), born in Leeds, England (d. 1996)
  • Sep 30 Ralph Forbes, English actor (Romeo & Juliet, Daniel Boone), born in London, England (d. 1951)
  • Sep 30 Savitri Devi [Maximiani Portas], Greek French Nazi writer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Walter Cecil Macfarren, English pianist and composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 4 Pierre de Braza, founder (French Congo), dies
  • Sep 10 Pete Browning, American baseball player (b. 1861)
  • Sep 13 René Goblet, French politician (b. 1828)
  • Sep 14 Pietro/Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, 1st French Congo gov (1890-98), die
  • Sep 18 George MacDonald, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), dies at 80
  • Sep 19 Thomas John Barnardo, British social worker, dies at 60
  • Sep 20 Vjenceslav Novak, Croatian Realist writer (Pavao Šegota), dies at 46
  • Sep 21 Rudolf Baumbach, German writer of student drinking songs, dies at 64
  • Sep 25 Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (b. 1853)