1905

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This article is about the year 1905. For the film, see 1905 (film). For the band, see 1905 (band).
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
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1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (dominical letter A) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday (dominical letter B) of the Julian calendar, the 1905th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 905th year of the 2nd millennium, the 5th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1900s decade. Note that the Julian day for 1905 is 13 calendar days difference, which continued to be used from 1582 until the complete conversion of the Gregorian calendar was entirely done in 1929.

As the second year of the massive Russo-Japanese War began, more than 100,000 died in the largest world battles of that era, and the war chaos lead to a revolution against the Tsar. (Shostakovich's 11th Symphony is subtitled "The Year 1905" to commemorate this.) Canada and the U.S. expanded west, with the Alberta and Saskatchewan provinces and the founding of Las Vegas. 1905 is also the annus mirabilis of Albert Einstein, who published papers which lay the foundations for quantum physics, introduced the special theory of relativity, explained Brownian motion, and established mass–energy equivalence.

Events

January

The Bloody Sunday massacre of Russian demonstrators, at the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg.

February

March

March 3: Nicholas II creates the Duma.

April

May

May 15: Las Vegas is founded with auction of 110 acres (0.45 km2)

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Date unknown

Births

January

February

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May–June

July–August

September–October

November–December

Date unknown

Deaths

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July–December

Nobel Prizes

References

  1. Blake, Richard. The Book of Postal Dates, 1635-1985. Caterham: Marden. p. 20.