Historical Events in October 1905

Music History

Oct 1 František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to write his Piano Sonata 1. X. 1905.

Historic Event

Oct 5 Orville and Wilbur Wright's make a circling flight on "Flyer III" of 24.2 miles (38.9 kms) in 39 minutes and 23 seconds

  • Oct 9 First league sanctioned Baseball World Series begins; New York Giants (NL) beat Philadelphia A's (AL), 3-0 in Game 1 at Columbia Park
  • Oct 14 Baseball Word Series: NY Giants (NL) beat Philadelphia A's (AL), 2-0 in Game 5 at the Polo Grounds to win first league sanctioned WS, 4-1; Christy Mathewson's 3rd straight WS shutout

Music Premiere

Oct 15 Claude Debussy's symphonic sketch "La Mer" premieres in Paris

  • Oct 15 Union workers at NVV rejects safety demands
  • Oct 16 The Partition of Bengal (India) occurred.
  • Oct 20 Great General Strike in Russia begins; lasts 11 days

Historic Event

Oct 20 Russian Tsar Nicholas II allows the Poles to speak Polish to help quell the revolution in the Kingdom of Poland

  • Oct 21 In early promotion of soccer in America, England Pilgrim Association XI beats All New York XI, 7-1 at the Polo Grounds, NY
  • Oct 23 Edward Milton Royle's play "Squaw Man" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 25 1st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 17-0 in Annapolis
  • Oct 26 First Soviet (workers' council) formed, St Petersburg, Russia
  • Oct 26 Union of Sweden & Norway ends
  • Oct 29 Nama chief Hendrik Witbooi fatally injured fighting for independence against German colonists near Vaalgras (modern Namibia)
  • Oct 30 "October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties and accepts the first Duma (Parliament)

Theater Premiere

Oct 30 George Bernard Shaw's play "Mrs Warren's Profession" premieres in NYC

  • Oct 31 Great revolutionary demonstration for amnesty in St Petersburg