What Happened on September 5, 1905

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Lillian Mortimer's "No Mother to Guide" premieres in Detroit

Treaty of Interest

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-British writer (Arrow in Blue), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1983)
  • Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician, born in Tanza, Cavite, Philippines (d. 2005)
1905 Highlights

About September 5, 1905

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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