On This Day

Historical Events in August 1905

Historic Event

Aug 5 First meeting of the Russian and Japanese peace commissioners takes place in US President Theodore Roosevelt's home at Oyster Bay, New York

  • Aug 6 26.7 cm rainfall at Princeton, Indiana (state record)

Sports History

Aug 9 Ty Cobb's mother Amanda kills her husband after mistaking him for a burglar

  • Aug 12 King Leopold II opens Antwerp Central Station
  • Aug 14 Ngindo-rebellion killed 5 RC German clergymen in East-Africa
  • Aug 15 Philadelphia A's future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell no-hits St Louis Browns, 2-0 in 5 innings
  • Aug 16 Mbunga-rebellion occupy German post Ifakara East-Africa
  • Aug 17 Dutch government of Theo de Meester begins

Historic Event

Aug 19 Russian Tsar Nicholas II installs "Imperial Duma", without legislative powers

Historic Event

Aug 20 Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat-sen forms the first chapter of T'ung Meng Hui, a union of all secret societies determined to bringing down the Manchus (Qing dynasty)

  • Aug 24 Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
  • Aug 29 Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza leaves Brazzaville
  • Aug 30 Pogoro/Ngindo attack Fort Mahenge German East-Africa
  • Aug 30 Detroit Tigers future Baseball HOF center fielder Ty Cobb makes his MLB debut, doubling off Jack Chesbro in a 5-3 win over the NY Highlanders at Bennett Park, Detroit
  • Aug 31 Mbunga rebellion takes German Fort Mahenge East Africa
  • Aug 31 25th US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Beals Wright beats defending champion Holcombe Ward 6-2, 6-1, 11-9 for his lone major singles title