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Topics in Chronicling America - Russo-Japanese War

Late in the night on February 8, 1904, Japan launches 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 negotiated peace between the two countries, earning him the Nobel Peace Prize. Read more about it!

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Important Dates:

  • February 8, 1904: Japan launches a surprise attack on the Russian.
  • August 1, 1904: The Siege of Port Arthur begin.
  • 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.

Suggested Search Terms:

  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Japan, Japanese, Russia, Russian, Army, Navy , Czar Nicholas, Admiral Togo, Admiral Makaroff, Port Arthur, Kuroki General Nogi, General Kuropatkin, General Stessel, Yalu, Baltic Fleet, Tsushima, Admiral Rozhestvensky, Roosevelt, Peace

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