News and Events of 1905
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Bertha von Suttner (Austria)
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- In Russo-Japanese War, Port Arthur surrenders to Japanese; Russia suffers other defeats.
- The Russian Revolution of 1905
begins on “Bloody Sunday” when troops fire onto a defenseless group of demonstrators in St. Petersburg. Strikes and riots follow.
- Sailors on Russian battleship Potemkin mutiny; reforms, including first Duma, established by Czar Nicholas II’s
U.S. StatisticsPresident: Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President: Charles W. Fairbanks
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- Industrial Workers of the World is founded in Chicago with the hopes of uniting all workers and giving more control to unions.
- Numerous advancements in train service include 18-hour rides between New York and Chicago and the first train ever equipped with electric lights. Background: Railroads
EconomicsFederal spending: $0.57 billion
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesNY Giants d. Philadelphia A's (4-1)
Stanley CupOttawa Silver Seven
WimbledonWomen: May Sutton d. D. Douglass (6-3 6-4)
Men: Laurie Doherty d. N. Brookes (8-6 6-2 6-4)
Kentucky Derby ChampionAgile
NCAA Football ChampionsChicago (10-0-0)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Henryk Sienkiewicz (Poland)More Entertainment Awards...
- Isadora Duncan establishes the first school of modern dance in Berlin.
- The first movie theater opens in Pittsburgh.
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Adolf von Baeyer (Germany), for work on organic dyes and hydroaromatic combinations
Physics: Philipp Lenard (Germany), for work with cathode rays
Physiology or Medicine: Robert Koch (Germany), for work on tuberculosis