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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1905 AD


January 1: 9 hour work day for diamond miners
January 2: Elara, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Perrine
January 2: Japanese troops capture Port Arthur
January 5: Charles Perrine announces discovery of Jupiter's 7th satellite, Elara
January 5: National Association of Audubon Society incorporates
January 9: Bloody Sunday-demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops
January 14: Hubbell, Shubert and Smith's musical "Fontana," premieres in New York City
January 15: Coen de Koning becomes world champion all-round skater
January 16: Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman traded for 6th time in 8 months
January 16: Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Dawson City (Yukon) in 2 games Ottawa Silver 7 beats Dawson City (Yukon) 23-2 for Stanley Cup, this is most lopsided playoff game, Frank McGee scores 14 goals
January 17: Punchboards patented by Charles Brewer and C G Scannell, Chicago
January 18: French government of Combes falls
January 22: Bloody Sunday: Russian demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops
January 25: World's largest diamond, Cullinan - 3106 carets, found in South Africa
January 26: Arnold Schonberg's "Pelleas und Melissande," premieres in Vienna
January 26: Han Yong-woon [Bongwan, Manhae] (1879-1944) ordained a monk in Korea
January 27: Maurice Rouvier forms government in France
January 31: 1st auto to exceed 100 mph (161 kph), A G MacDonald, Daytona Beach
January 31: Carroll Wright appointed 1st U.S. Commissioner of Labor


February 1: Hague soccer team ADO froms
February 1: Hungarian premier Tisza resigns
February 7: Dominican Rep signs treaty turning over customs collection to US
February 7: Oklahoma admitted to statehood
February 8: Cyclone hit Tahiti and adjacent islands, killing some 10,000 people
February 11: James Blackstone, Seattle, bowls 299 -last pin breaks but stands
February 11: Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Vehementer nos
February 13: -29 degrees F (-34 degrees C) Pond, Arkansas (state record)
February 13: -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C) Lebanon, Kansas (state record)
February 13: -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C) Warsaw, Missouri (state record)
February 15: 1st race meet at Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, Ark)
February 16: 1st U.S. Esperanto club organizes in Boston
February 17: Frances Willard becomes 1st women honored in National Statuary Hall
February 18: Frank Wedekind's "Hidada, oder Sein und Haben," premieres in Munich
February 23: Rotary Club International formed by 4 men in Chicago
February 24: Simplon tunnel in Switzerland completed
February 25: Netherlands Workers van Vakverenigingen, (NVV) political party forms


March 3: U.S. Forest Service forms
March 4: Gerhart Hauptmann's "Elga," premieres in Berlin
March 10: Japanese Army captures Mukden (Shenyang)
March 11: Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Rat Portage Thisles, 2 games to 1
March 17: Eleanor Roosevelt marries Franklin D. Roosevelt in NY
March 25: Rebel battle flags captured during war are returned to South
March 28: Paramaribo-Dam railway opens in Suriname, never used
March 31: German emperor Wilhelm II visits Tanger


April 1: British East African Protectorate becomes colony of Kenya
April 2: Cairo-Capetown railway opens
April 4: Earthquake in Kangra India, kills 20,000
April 5: James Barrie's "Alice-sit-by-the-fire," premieres in London
April 12: French Dufaux brothers test helicopter
April 12: Hippodrome arena opens in New York City
April 17: U.S. Supreme Court judges maximum work day unconstitutional
April 19: 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz of New York in 2:38:25.4
April 22: Operations begin uniting conservatory of Nature monument Amsterdam
April 24: 1st-class Cricket debut of Jack Hobbs, Surrey vs. Gentlemen (18 and 28)
April 24: Senators execute a triple-play and beat Yankees 4-3
April 25: Latest day of 1st-class cricket in an Australia season (NSW vs. Qld)
April 25: Whites win right to vote in South Africa
April 26: Cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play
April 27: World Exposition opens in Luik
April 29: 2" rain falls in 10 minutes in Taylor, Texas
April 29: Pierre de Brazza lands in Libreville Gabon
April 30: 1st official soccer game between Belgium-Netherlands (1-4)


May 2: French newspapers publish lists of Jules Vernes unpublished work
May 5: Robert S. Abbott published 1st issue of newspaper "Chicago Defender"
May 10: 31st Kentucky Derby: Jack Martin aboard Agile wins in 2:100.75
May 13: James J Jeffries retires as boxing champ
May 14: 2nd official International soccer match, Netherlands beats Belgium 4-0
May 15: Las Vegas, Nevada founded
May 15: Pierre de Brazza reaches Leopoldville
May 17: Waseda University of Tokyo defeats LA High School 5-3 in baseball
May 19: Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champ
May 22: Royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School
May 24: 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
May 26: A pogrom against Jews in Minsk Belorussia
May 27: 30th Preakness: W Davis aboard Cairngore wins in 1:45.8
May 27: Japanese fleet destroys Russian East Sea fleet in Straits of Tushima
May 29: Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk Lithuania
May 31: Emperor Wilhelm II lands in Tanger


June 1: Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition opens in Portland, Oregon
June 6: French Foreign minister Delcasse resigns on German request
June 7: Norway dissolves union with Sweden, in effect since 1814
June 10: 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Maine
June 11: Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world, New York - Chicago in 18 hours
June 13: New York Giant Christy Mathewson 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
June 25: Warsaw and Lodz revolt against Russian occupation
June 27: Russian sailors mutiny aboard battleship "Potemkin"


July 3: Kuyper government forms in Holland
July 3: Marvin Hart KOs Jack Hart in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
July 4: Philadelphia A's beat Boston Red Sox 4-2 in 20 inning game
July 7: 127 degrees F (53 degrees C), Parker Ariz (state record)
July 8: Part of Angel Island allocated for Immigration Detention Center
July 10: Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Technical Hague court
July 11: Black intellectuals and activists organize Niagara movement
July 11: Niagara Movement founded by W. E. B. Dubois
July 22: Philadelphia Athletic's Weldon Henley no-hits St. Louis Browns, 6-0
July 24: Treaty of Bjorko: Emperor Wilhelm II/czar Nicholas II
July 30: Dutch Covenant of Worker's union, NVV, forms
July 31: Matumbi rebellion at Samanga German East Africa


August 6: 26.7 cm rainfall at Princeton, Indiana (state record)
August 9: Mistaking her husband for a burglar, Ty Cobb's mother kills him
August 12: King Leopold II opens Central Station Antwerp
August 14: Ngindo-rebellion killed 5 RC German clergymen in East-Africa
August 15: Philadelphia A's Rube Waddell no-hits St. Louis Browns, 2-0 in 5 innings
August 16: Mbunga-rebellion occupy German post Ifakara East-Africa
August 17: Dutch government of De Master begins
August 19: Russian tsar installs "Imperial Duma," without legislative powers
August 24: Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
August 29: Pierre de Brazza leaves Brazzaville
August 30: Pogoro/Ngindo attack Fort Mahenge German East-Africa
August 30: Tiger Ty Cobb makes his debut, doubling off Yank Jack Chesbro
August 31: 25th U.S. Mens Tennis: Beals C Wright beats Holcombe Ward (62 61 119)
August 31: Mbunga-rebellion takes German Fort Mahenge East-Africa


September 1: Alberta and Saskatchewan become 8th and 9th Canadian provinces
September 5: Lillian Mortimer's "No Mother to Guide," premieres in Detroit
September 5: Treaty of Portsmouth USA, ends Russo-Japanese War
September 6: Atlanta Life Insurance Company forms
September 6: Chicago White Sox Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
September 6: General Trade journal publishes 1st Dutch photo (train accident)
September 8: Pittsburgh Pirates strand NL record 18 men on base and lose to Reds 8-3
September 10: Japanese battleship Mikasa explodes
September 14: Albert Cuypstrat street market in Amsterdam inaugurated
September 14: Dutch AR-politician AWF Idenburg named governor of Suriname
September 14: RAC Tourist Trophy, 1st run, on Isle of Man
September 18: Electric tramline opens in Rotterdam
September 20: Cleveland makes AL record 7 errors in an inning
September 22: 11th U.S. Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 314 at Myopia Club Mass
September 23: Mbunga-siege of Fort Mahenge German East-Africa broken
September 27: 1st published blues composition forms sale, WC Handy Memphis Blues
September 27: Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0


October 5: Orville/Wilbur Wright's "Flyer III" flight 38.5 km in 38.3"
October 9: Philadelphia A's meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0
October 14: Giant's Christy Mathewson's 3rd straight World Series shutout
October 14: New York Giants beats Philadelphia A's, 4 games to 1 in 2nd World Series
October 15: Claude Debussy's "La Mer," premieres
October 15: Union workers at NVV rejects safety demands
October 20: Great General Strike in Russia begins; lasts 11 days
October 20: Russian tsar allows Polish people to speak Polish
October 21: England Pilgrim Association beats All New York 11, 7-1 in soccer at Polo Grounds
October 23: Edward Milton Royle's "Squaw Man," premieres in New York City
October 26: 1st Soviet (workers' council) formed, St. Petersburg, Russia
October 26: Union of Sweden and Norway ends
October 29: Hottentot chief Hendrik Witbooi fataly injured
October 30: G.B. Shaw's "Mrs Warren's Profession," premieres in New York City
October 30: "October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties
October 30: Tsar of Russia accepts 1st Duma (Parliament)
October 31: Great revolutionary demonstration for amnesty in St. Petersburg


November 4: Harbor strike against importing grain elevators in Rotterdam
November 9: Swedish mine workers win 5 month strike for minimum wages
November 10: Sailors revolt in Kronstadt Russia
November 14: David Belasco's "Girl of Golden West," premieres in New York City
November 16: Netherlands/Russian Count Witte becomes premier of Russia
November 18: George Bernard Shaws "Major Barbara," premieres in London
November 18: Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway
November 21: 1st game ever played in the Australian Tennis Open
November 22: British, Italian, Russisan, French and Austria-Hungary fleet attack Lesbos
November 23: Henry Watson Furness, an Indiana physican, named minister of Haiti
November 24: Moshav Hertzlia forms in Israel
November 28: Arthur Griffith forms Sinn Fein in Dublin


December 4: British government of Balfour resigns
December 5: Henry Campbell-Bannermam (Lib) becomes Prime Minister of England
December 9: French Assembly National votes for separation of church and state
December 9: Richard Strauss' opera "Salome," premiers in Dresden
December 11: 120 degrees F (49 degrees C), Rivadavia, Argentina (South American record)
December 11: British government of Campbell-Bannerman forms
December 16: "Variety," covering all phases of show business, 1st published
December 18: H V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW vs. Qld)
December 25: V Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste," premieres in New York City
December 27: M A Noble scores 281 (369 minutes, 21 fours) NSW vs. Victoria
December 28: Intercollegiate Athletic Association of U.S. founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)
December 28: NSW all out for 805 vs Victoria, win by innings and 253
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