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  Timeline: 1905
 
 
 
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
April 22, 1905 Paris-Roubaix Louis Trousselier (FRA) 268 km
July 9-30, 1905 Tour de France Louis Trousselier (FRA) 11 Stages, 2,994 km
November 12, 1905 Giro di Lombardia Giovanni Gerbi (ITA) Milan-Milan, 230.5
  • 3rd Tour de France - Following the harsh events of 1904, a restructured Tour return with a General Classification on points not time.
  • Giro di Lombardia - The first ever “Race of the Falling Leaves” was held on November 12, 1905.
  • Albert Einstein - 1905, he introduced his Theory of Relativity. E=mc2 gave the world a new perspective on time and space.
  • October Manifesto - October 17, 1905, the revolutionary movement created political unrest in Russia. The actions threatened the welfare of the Czar and his Russian Empire. In order to save the crumbling Empire, the Czar ordered speedy action to quell the revolt and unify the work of the Government. The October Manifesto promised the people civil freedoms and it granted a voice of the people in the Duma (Russian parliament). The small revolutionary movement lost momentum. Although the unrest continued in Russia, the October Manifesto stabilized the Russian Sovereigns power and the peace of the Russian Empire.
  • Paris - Buffalo Bill is welcomed at the Universal World’s Fair.

Notable Deaths -
Jules Verne, 1828-1905
, born in Nates, France, Verne went on to author many great science fiction novels including: Five Weeks in a Balloon, 1863, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, 1870, and Around the World in Eighty Days, 1873.

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