1705 in History
January 8 Georg F Handels 1st opera "Almira," premieres in Hamburg
April 16 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College
April 23 Richard Steele's "Tender Husband," premieres in London
October 1 Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rakoczi becomes king
October 15 English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona
November 23 Nicholas Rowe's "Ulysses," premieres in London
December 29 Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenee," premieres in Paris