On This Day

June 1905 in History

Events in History

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Jun 1 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition opens in Portland, Oregon

Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition Meriwether Lewis
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
Meriwether Lewis
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
William Clark
  • Jun 6 French Foreign minister Delcasse resigns on German request
  • Jun 7 Norway dissolves union with Sweden (in effect since 1814)

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

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jun 30 Conservative Australian Prime Minister George H. Reid is forced to resign and Alfred Deakin returns to power on July 5

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)

Person of interestLillian Hellman

Jun 20 Lillian Hellman, American playwright (Toys in the Attic, Little Foxes), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1984)

Playwright Lillian Hellman
Playwright
Lillian Hellman

Person of interestJean-Paul Sartre

Jun 21 Jean-Paul Sartre, French existentialist philosopher and writer (Le Mur, Nobel 1964; declined), born in Paris (d. 1980)

  • 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 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet and publisher (La lenta libertad), born in Málaga, Spain (d. 1959)
  • Jun 29 Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu, Anglican bishop of Zululand and Swaziland, born in South Africa (d. 1988)

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 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