December 1905 in History

Events in History


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Dec 4 British government of Arthur Balfour resigns

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • Dec 5 Henry Campbell-Bannermam (Lib) becomes UK PM
  • Dec 9 French Assembly National votes for separation of church & state
  • Dec 11 120°F (49°C), Rivadavia, Argentina (South American record)
  • Dec 11 British government of Campbell-Bannerman forms
  • Dec 11 A workers uprising occurs, establishing the Shuliavka Republic in Kiev.
  • Dec 15 The Pushkin House is established in St. Petersburg to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin
  • Dec 16 "Variety" covering all phases of show business, 1st published
  • Dec 18 H V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld)
  • Dec 22 Arrest of St Petersburg Soviet members leads to an uprising of Moscow workers and fighting in the street
  • Dec 27 M A Noble scores 281 (369 mins, 21 fours) NSW v Victoria
  • Dec 28 NSW all out for 805 vs Victoria, win by innings & 253
  • Dec 30 Former Governor Frank Steunenberg is assassinated near his home in Caldwell, Idaho

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Charles Finney, American author (Circus of Dr Lao)
  • Dec 4 Emílio Garrastazu Médici, 28th President of Brazil (1969-74), born in Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (d. 1985)
  • Dec 7 Gerard Kuiper, Dutch-American astronomer (moons of Uranus, Neptune), born in Tuitjenhorn, Netherlands (d. 1973)
  • Dec 8 Julius Silverman, politician
  • Dec 11 Eugen Fink, German philosopher, born in Konstanz, German Empire (d. 1975)
  • Dec 11 Robert Henriques, English writer (100 Hours to Suez) (d. 1967)
  • Dec 12 Manès Sperber, Austrian-French writer (Like a Tear in the Ocean: A Trilogy), born in Zabolotiv, Ukraine (d. 1984)
  • Dec 16 Piet Hein, poet/inventor
  • Dec 17 Simo Häyhä, Finnish sniper (d. 2002)
  • Dec 17 Érico Lopes Veríssimo, Brazilian writer (d. 1975)
  • Dec 21 Anthony Powell, English novelist (Infants of Spring), born in Westminster, United Kingdom (d. 2000)
  • Dec 22 Kenneth Rexroth, American poet & translator & critical essayist (Birds in the Bush), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 1982)
  • Dec 24 Anna "Ans" van Dike ("the Young"), Jewish nazi collaborator, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • Dec 30 Emmanuel Levinas, philosopher
  • Dec 30 Daniil Kharms [Yuvatchov], Russian surrealist and absurdist writer, poet, and playwright, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1942)
  • Dec 31 Guy Mollet, Prime Minister of France (1956-57), born in Flers, France (d. 1975)
  • Dec 31 Tadeusz Breza, Polish writer (The Bronze Gate), born in Sekežintsõ, Ostrog (d. 1970)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 29 Martin Wiberg, Swedish computer pioneer, dies at 79