May 1905 calendar

May 1905

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1905.
The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Arthur Balfour (Conservative), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1905: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1905?


  • 02 May 1905 French newspapers publish lists of Jules Vernes unpublished work.
  • 05 May 1905 Robert S Abbott published first issue of newspaper "Chicago Defender".
  • 10 May 1905 31st Kentucky Derby: Jack Martin aboard Agile wins in 2:100.75.
  • 11 May 1905 Albert Einstein submits his doctoral dissertation ''On the Motion of Small Particles...'', in which he explains Brownian motion. In the course of the year, Einstein publishes four papers, formulates the theory of special relativity and explains the photoelectric effect by quantization. 1905 is regarded as his quotmiracle yearquot.
  • 13 May 1905 James J Jeffries retires as boxing champion.
  • 15 May 1905 Las Vegas Nevada founded
  • 17 May 1905 Waseda University of Tokyo defeats Los Angeles High School 5-3 in baseball.
  • 19 May 1905 Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champion.
  • 22 May 1905 Royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School.
  • 24 May 1905 39th Belmont Stakes: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08.
  • 25 May 1905 The Commonwealth statue is placed atop the Capitol.
  • 26 May 1905 A pogrom against Jews in Minsk Belorussia.
  • 27 May 1905 30th Preakness: W Davis aboard Cairngore wins in 1:45.8.
  • 28 May 1905 Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima ends with the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by Admiral Togo Heihachiro and the Imperial Japanese Navy.
  • 29 May 1905 Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk Lithuania.
  • 31 May 1905 Emperor Wilhelm II lands in Tanger.
  • 05 May 1905 The trial in the Stratton Brothers case begins in London, England; it marks the first time that fingerprint evidence is used to gain a conviction for murder.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1905?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
  2. - Hearts and Flowers
  3. - Tell Me with Your Eyes
  4. - My Carolina Lady
  5. - Where the Southern Roses Grow


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?