Historical Events in May 1905

Book releaseHistoric Publication

May 2 French newspapers publish lists of Jules Verne's unpublished work

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • 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

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May 13 James J. Jeffries retires as boxing champion

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • May 14 2nd official international soccer match, Netherlands beats Belgium 4-0
  • May 15 Las Vegas founded in Nevada
  • May 15 Pierre 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

BattleBattle 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
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  • May 29 Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk Lithuania

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May 31 Emperor Wilhelm II lands in Tanger

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II