Late in the night on February 8, 1904, Japan launched a surprise attack against the Russian-held Port Arthur, along the coast of Manchuria, beginning the Russo-Japanese War. Russia faced many defeats as it battled Japan while also fighting a revolution on the home front. In September 1905, President Teddy Roosevelt negotiates peace between the two countries, earning him the Nobel Peace Prize. Read more about it!
The information in this guide focuses on primary source materials found in the digitized historic newspapers from the digital collection Chronicling America.
The timeline below highlights important dates related to this topic and a section of this guide provides some suggested search strategies for further research in the collection.
|February 8, 1904||Japan launches a surprise attack on the Russians.|
|August 1, 1904||The Siege of Port Arthur begins.|
|January 2, 1905||Port Arthur Surrenders.|
|January 22, 1905||The "1905 Revolution" breaks out in Russia.|
|May 27-28, 1905||The Battle of Tsushima.|
|September 5, 1905||The Treaty of Portsmouth signed.|
|May 5, 1910||Theodore Roosevelt formally accepts the Nobel Prize.|