On This Day

Historical Events in May 1905

Historic Publication

May 2 French newspapers publish lists of Jules Verne's unpublished work

  • May 5 Robert S Abbott published 1st issue of newspaper "Chicago Defender"
  • May 8 Union of Unions organizes In Russia under the chairmanship of Paul Miliukov and joins liberal groups demanding parliamentary government and universal suffrage
  • May 10 31st Kentucky Derby: Jack Martin aboard Agile wins in 2:100.75

Sports History

May 13 World heavyweight boxing champion James J. Jeffries retires undefeated after 7 title defences; returns in 1910 to be beaten by Jack Johnson

  • May 15 Las Vegas founded in Nevada
  • May 15 Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza reaches Leopoldville
  • May 17 Waseda U of Tokyo defeats LA High School 5-3 in baseball
  • May 19 Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champ
  • May 22 Royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School
  • May 24 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
  • May 26 A pogrom against Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
  • May 27 30th Preakness: W Davis aboard Cairngore wins in 1:45.8

Battle of Tsushima

May 27 Japanese fleet destroys the Russian East Sea fleet in the Battle of Tsushima, the only decisive clash between modern steel battleships in history

  • May 29 Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk, Lithuania