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Major Events of 1905

1905 (Roman Numerals: MCMV) was the 5th year of the 20th century. 1905 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Sunday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1905.
News Events of 1905

Russo-Japanese war ends, Treaty of Portsmouth.

Russian sailors aboard the Battleship Potemkin mutiny in protest against the Tsarist autocracy.

Norway becomes independent from Sweden.

Norway votes to be a monarchy rather than a republic.

Albert Einstein publishes "Special Theory of Relativity"

Albert Einstein

Sinn Fein founded in Ireland.

Trans-Siberian railway opens.

First Moroccan crisis, a dispute between France and Germany, over rights in Morocco almost causes war in Europe.

The Automobile Association founded in the United Kingdom.

Rotary Club founded.

Britain begins construction on HMS Dreadnought, a revolutionary "all big gun" battleship.

Sports in 1905

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