Its Great to Be 100

What else came to pass in 1905 besides the launch of the Journal of Accountancy? Here are some other important occurrences of that memorable year.

It happened in 1905
Revolution—political, scientific and artistic—was in the air.

Events
A failed first attempt at revolution in Russia occurred when
200,000 workers marched on the Winter Palace in
St. Petersburg and were fired on by troops.

President Theodore Roosevelt served as mediator in peace talks
that ended the Russo-Japanese War.

Albert Einstein published his theory of relativity,
which included the equation E = mc2.

The first movie theater, or nickelodeon, opened in Pittsburgh.
The first film shown was The Great Train Robbery.

Books
White Fang by Jack London

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Music
Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy

The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar

My Gal Sal by Paul Dresser

Wait ’Till the Sun Shines, Nellie by
Harry Von Tilzer & Andrew B. Sterling

Art
Family of Saltimbanques,
Pablo Picasso (in his Rose Period)

Water-Lilies, Claude Monet

Inventions
The Popsicle

Novocaine

Sports
The New York Giants beat the Philadelphia A’s in the World Series

Hockey’s Stanley Cup was won by the Ottawa Silver Seven

Celebrating their centennials

The Florida Society of CPAs, Colorado Society of CPAs,
Georgia Society of CPAs, Wisconsin Society of CPAs and
Rhode Island Society of CPAs

The Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan

The Juilliard School of dance, music and theater in New York

The city of Las Vegas

The National Audubon Society

Norway

Rotary International

The Society of Automotive Engineers

The Spiegel catalog

Variety newspaper

Born in 1905

Claudette Colbert, actor

Joseph Cotton, actor

Agnes de Mille, choreographer

Christian Dior, fashion designer

Tommy Dorsey, bandleader

Henry Fonda, actor

Greta Garbo, actor

Dag Hammarskjold, diplomat

Lillian Hellman, writer

Howard Hughes, billionaire inventor

Myrna Loy, actor

John O’Hara, writer

Ayn Rand, writer

Jean Paul Sartre, writer

Jule Styne, composer

Maria Von Trapp, subject of The Sound of Music

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