What Happened in September 1905

Historical Events

Historic Event

Sep 1 Wilfrid Laurier oversees Alberta and Saskatchewan joining the Confederation of Canada as its 8th and 9th Canadian provinces

  • Sep 2 Chinese crown discontinues its Imperial Examinations (Golden Lists), civil service recruitment exams that dated back in some form to 581AD and influenced British civil service and beyond [1]
  • 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 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 5 Lillian Mortimer's "No Mother to Guide" premieres in Detroit

Treaty 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

  • Sep 6 Atlanta Life Insurance Company forms
  • Sep 6 Chicago White Sox pitcher 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 in 8-3 defeat to Cincinnati Reds at Exposition Park, Pittsburgh
  • Sep 10 Japanese battleship Mikasa explodes at her moorings after the magazine catches fire, killing 251 seamen
  • 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 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia (10 blacks & 2 whites killed)
  • Sep 22 US Open Men's Golf, Myopia Hunt GC: Willie Anderson wins his 3rd consecutive Open title, and his record 4th overall, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Alex Smith
  • Sep 23 Mbunga-siege of Fort Mahenge German East-Africa broken
  • Sep 27 Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0

Historic 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.


Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (d. 2000)
  • Sep 1 Gervase Hughes, English composer and conductor, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1984)

Carl David AndersonCarl David Anderson (1905-1991)

Sep 3 American physicist (1936 Nobel Prize for physics), born in NYC, New York

  • Sep 3 John Mills, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests, 241 runs, 1 x 100), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 1972)
  • Sep 3 Robert Ruthenfranz, German composer, born in Witten, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Sep 4 Antanas Račiūnas, Lithuanian composer and pedagogue, born in Užliaušiai, Lithuania (d. 1984)
  • 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 9 Vytautas Bacevičius [Bacewicz], Lithuanian avant garde composer (Della Guerra Symphony), born in Łódź, Russian Empire (now Poland) (d. 1970)
  • Sep 12 Ali Amini, Iranian politician and government official (Prime Minister, 1961-62; Ambassador to US, 1956-58; Member of Parliament, 1947-49), born in Tehran, Persia (d. 1992)
  • Sep 12 Boris Arapov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1992)
  • Sep 14 Herby Wade, South African cricket batsman & captain (10 Tests, 327 runs; Natal), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1980)
  • Sep 16 Vladimír Holan, Czech poet, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1980)
  • Sep 17 Hans Freudenthal, German-Dutch mathematician and director (OW&OC), born in Luckenwalde, Brandenburg (d. 1990)
  • Sep 17 Jorge Urrutia Blondel, Chilean composer, born in La Serena, Chile (d. 1981)
  • 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)

Greta GarboGreta Garbo (1905-1990)

Sep 18 Swedish actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille), born in Stockholm, Sweden

  • 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 Edith Barstow, American choreographer (Frankie Laine Time, The Gem of the Ocean), born in Ashtabula, Ohio (d. 1960)
  • 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 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 Fidel LaBarba, American boxer (Olympic gold flyweight 1924; world flyweight title 1927), born in NYC, NY (d. 1981)
  • Sep 30 Michael Powell, English director, screenwriter, producer (Red Shoes), born in Bekesbourne, England (d. 1990)
  • Sep 30 Nevill Francis Mott, English physicist (Nobel Prize for Physics 1977 for work on amorphous semiconductors), born in Leeds, England (d. 1996)
  • Sep 30 Savitri Devi [Maximiani Portas], Greek French Nazi writer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 10 Pete Browning, American baseball player, dies at 44
  • Sep 13 René Goblet, French politician (41st Prime Minister of France), dies at 76
  • Sep 14 Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Italian-French explorer of the Congo (Brazzaville named after him), dies at 53
  • Sep 18 George MacDonald, Scottish poet and 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 20 Walter Cecil Macfarren, British pianist, teacher, conductor, and composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 21 Rudolf Baumbach, German writer of student drinking songs, dies at 64
  • Sep 25 Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (b. 1853)