Throughout all of history, records of the past have been kept through the use of newspapers. Newspapers served as a primary source of information and an irreplaceable source for hundreds of years of history, and we have utilized this to feature the most notable events that occurred in 1905. Such events as the Russo-Japanese War, the founding of Rotary International, the Independence of Norway, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
Search 1905 Newspapers
Unearth your ancestors and family history in newspapers from 1905.
For Year 1905
There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years.
What will you discover?
January 1, 1905
After being completed on July 21, 1904, the Trans-Siberian Railway officially opens.
January 2, 1905
At Port Arthur in Qing Dynasty China, the Russian Army surrenders during the Russo-Japanese War.
January 26, 1905
At the Premier Mine in South Africa near Pretoria the Cullinan Diamond is found.
February 12, 1905
The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is opened in Christchurch, New Zealand.
February 16, 1905
Two explosions on board HM Submarine A5 take place at Haulbowline Base in Ireland, killing six of the eleven crew due to gasoline fumes after refueling.
February 23, 1905
The International Rotary Club is established.
March 4, 1905
Theodore Roosevelt begins a full term as President of the United States.
March 20, 1905
A disaster at the Grover Shoe Factory in Brockton, Massachusetts kills 58 and consists of a boiler explosion, building collapse and fire.
March 31, 1905
The Tangier or First Moroccan Crisis is triggered by the assertion of German equality with France in Morocco by German Emperor Wilhelm II.
May 15, 1905
110 acres of downtown Nevada is purchased in an auction, later becoming Las Vegas.
June 7, 1905
Norway achieves full independence when the Norwegian Parliament declares that the union with Sweden is dissolved.
June 29, 1905
An association is established in the United Kingdom as the Automobile Association.
August 25, 1905
Neo-druidic rituals are initiated at Stonehenge in England by the Ancient Order of Druids .
September 5, 1905
The Treaty of Portsmouth is mediated by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and is signed by Japan and Russia over the Russo-Japanese War.
October 5, 1905
The Wright Brothers' achieve having the first aeroplane flight lasting over half an hour with Wilbur piloting Wright Flyer III, their third aeroplane, and staying in the air for 39 minutes.
October 16, 1905
94 are killed and over 200 injured during the Russian Revolution of 1905 when the Russian army opens fire on a street market in Tallinn.
October 20, 1905
Galatasaray SK is founded.
October 26, 1905
The repeal of the union with Norway is agreed upon by Sweden.
October 30, 1905
Russia's first constitution is granted by Tsar Nicholas II and concedes a national assembly with limited powers.
November 9, 1905
The first general election is held by the Province of Alberta, Canada.
November 28, 1905
Sinn Féin is founded by Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith in Dublin as a political party having the goal of independence for all of Ireland.