On This Day

Historical Events in 1705

Music Premiere

Jan 8 George Frideric Handel's 1st opera "Almira" premieres in Hamburg, Germany


Apr 16 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge

  • Apr 23 Richard Steele's play "Tender Husband" premieres in London
  • Oct 1 Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rákóczi becomes king
  • Oct 15 English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona
  • Nov 23 Nicholas Rowe's play "Ulysses" premieres in London
  • Dec 26 Fateh Singh (6) and Zorawar Singh (7), sons of Guru Gobind Singh, are murdered by Wazir Khan for refusing to convert to Islam; they are now among the most hallowed martyrs in Sikhism
  • Dec 29 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon's play "Idoménée" premieres in Paris