History of Watchmaking
Wens Wilsdorf launched large-scale production of a lady's wristwatch.
An artillery officer gave account of his experience during the Boer War, stating that wristwatches were essential field equipment and had stood up well to the extreme heat and cold, as well as to heavy rain and constant sandstorms.
Commercialisation of synthetic jewels.
Cartier created the Santos.
The Japanese fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian naval base of Port Arthur at the southern tip of Liaotung Peninsula in China.
New York inaugurated its subway, following on from London which had built the world's first underground in 1863, Budapest in 1896, Paris in 1900 and Berlin in 1902.
Art and Culture
Birth of Salvador Dali.
Anton Chekhov wrote The Cherry Orchard.
Georg Jensen became the first modern jeweller.
1905. Albert Einstein formulated his first Theory of Relativity.