The Japanese fleet launches a surprise attack on Port Arthur. The Russo-Japanese War begins, ending in the rout of the Russian fleet, Russian surrender on December 20, 1905, and a peace treaty mediated by US President Theodore Roosevelt and signed in Portsmouth, NH.
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