On This Day

Historical Events in February 1905

  • Feb 1 Dutch soccer club ADO Den Haag forms in The Hague; ADO represents the amateur branch of the club
  • Feb 1 Hungarian premier Count István Tisza resigns
  • Feb 7 Dominican Republic signs treaty turning over customs collection to US
  • Feb 8 Cyclone hit Tahiti & adjacent islands, killing some 10,000 people
  • Feb 11 James Blackstone, Seattle, bowls 299½-last pin breaks but stands
  • Feb 11 Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Vehementer nos
  • Feb 13 -29°F (-34°C) Pond, Arkansas (state record)
  • Feb 13 -40°F (-40°C) Lebanon, Kansas (state record)
  • Feb 13 -40°F (-40°C) Warsaw, Missouri (state record)
  • Feb 15 1st race meet at Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, Ark)
  • Feb 16 1st US Esperanto club organizes in Boston
  • Feb 17 Frances Willard becomes 1st women honored in National Statuary Hall

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 18 Frank Wedekind's "Hidalla oder Sein und Haben" (Hidalla, or Being and Having) premieres in Munich

Actor and Playwright Frank Wedekind
Actor and Playwright
Frank Wedekind
  • Feb 23 First Rotary Club formed by 4 men in the Unity Building, Chicago
  • Feb 24 Simplon tunnel in Switzerland completed
  • Feb 25 The Nederlands Verbond van Vakverenigingenwas, a Dutch social-democratic trade union, forms