May 1905 in History

Events in History

Book releaseHistoric Publication

May 2 French newspapers publish lists of Jules Verne's unpublished work

Novelist Jules Verne
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 15 Las Vegas founded in Nevada
  • May 15 Pierre de Brazza reaches Leopoldville
  • May 22 Royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School
  • May 26 A pogrom against Jews in Minsk, Belorussia

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

  • May 29 Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk Lithuania

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 31 Emperor Wilhelm II lands in Tanger

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

Birthdays in History

  • May 1 Nikolai Tikhonov, Soviet PM (1980-85)
  • May 1 Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (d. 1982)
  • May 3 Albrecht Luitpold G Ferdinand Michael Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria
  • May 5 Arnold Meijer, Dutch leader of fascist Dutch National/Black Front
  • May 5 Robert Houben, Belgian CVP-minister of Public health (1958)
  • May 6 [Bernard] Toots Shor, raconteur/restauranteur (Toots Shor)
  • May 10 Angus Paton, civil engineer
  • May 11 Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner
  • May 13 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Indian leader, fifth President of India (1974-77), born in Delhi, British India (d. 1977)
  • May 14 Jean Daniélou, French cardinal (d. 1974)
  • May 16 H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates, novelist (Feast for July, Love for Lydia)
  • May 20 Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Sailing)
  • May 20 Harry Campion, statistician/founder (British Central Statistical Office)
  • May 24 Mikhail Sholokhov, Soviet writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965), born in Veshenskaya, Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1984)

Deaths in History

  • May 23 Martinus W van AA Meerbeke, head-editor (Time), dies at 75
  • May 26 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker, dies