June 1905 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 6 French Foreign minister Delcasse resigns on German request
  • Jun 7 Norway dissolves union with Sweden (in effect since 1814)

Event of Interest

Jun 8 US President Theodore Roosevelt sends identical notes to Japan and Russia urging them to negotiate and end hostilities, offering his personal services

  • Jun 10 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Maine
  • Jun 11 Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world (NY-Chicago in 18 hrs)
  • Jun 25 Warsaw & Lodz revolt against Russian occupation
  • Jun 27 Russian sailors mutiny aboard battleship "Potemkin" and sail for Odessa

Event of Interest

Jun 30 Conservative Australian Prime Minister George H. Reid is forced to resign and Alfred Deakin returns to power on July 5

  • Jun 30 In Russia, the "Potemkin" arrives at Odessa, where sailors take the bodies of dead crewman ashore; sailors join civilians in revolutionary actions of the '1905 Revolution'
  • Jun 30 The crew of the Russian battleship "Georgei Pobiedonosets" mutinies in support of the "Potemkin", which mutinied three days earlier

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 3 Martin Gottfried Weiss, German commandant of Dachau concentration camp (d. 1946, by execution)
  • Jun 8 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Avent), born in Dublin (d. 1995)
  • Jun 11 Richard Loeb, American murderer of Bobby Franks along with Nathan Leopold, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1936)
  • Jun 13 Chen Yun, Chinese political leader during and after the Chinese Civil War, considered one of the Eight Elders of the Communist Party of China, born in Qingpu, Shanghai, China (d. 1995)

Lillian HellmanLillian Hellman (1905-1984)

Jun 20 American playwright (Toys in the Attic, Little Foxes), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean-Paul SartreJean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

Jun 21 French existentialist philosopher and writer (Le Mur, Nobel 1964; declined), born in Paris

  • Jun 23 Jack Pickersgill, Canadian politician (d. 1997)
  • Jun 26 Jack Longland, British director of education (Derbyshire), born in London (d. 1993)
  • Jun 26 Jan Louis Guillaume Doornik, Dutch resistance fighter in France, born in Paris (d. 1941)
  • Jun 27 Ruby Middleton Forsythe, African-American teacher (50 years in 1 room school in SC), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1992)
  • Jun 29 Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu, Anglican bishop of Zululand and Swaziland, born in South Africa (d. 1988)
  • Jun 29 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet and publisher (La lenta libertad), born in M├ílaga, Spain (d. 1959)

Weddings in History

  • Jun 15 Princess Margaret of Connaught marries Gustav, Crown Prince of Sweden.

Deaths in History

  • Jun 13 Theodoros Delyannis, premier Greece, murdered
  • Jun 13 Tippo-Tip [Hamed ben Mohammed], Zanzibar merchant, dies at about 67
  • Jun 15 Hermann Wissmann, German African explorer and governor of East-Africa,, dies at 51
  • Jun 18 Hermann Lingg, German poet and playwright, dies at 85
  • Jun 22 Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
  • Jun 30 John Hay, US politician (secretary of State and private secretary to Abraham Lincoln, dies at 66