What Happened in November 1906

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 SOS adopted as international distress signal by 2nd Radiotelegraphic Convention

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected NY Gov beats William Randolph Hearst

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
  • Nov 6 Chinese Government ministries are reorganized as part of the movement towards constitutional government; but in fact the Manchu princes retain control and there is little gain for the Chinese people

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Theodore Roosevelt is 1st US President to visit another country (Puerto Rico and Panama)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Nov 11 Ethel Smyth's "Standrecht" premieres in Leipzig
  • Nov 12 C W Gregory (NSW v Qld) starts day at 48*, is 366* at stumps
  • Nov 13 C W Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 v Queensland
  • Nov 14 US President Theodore Roosevelt visits Panama
  • Nov 17 11th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 18 Langdon Mitchells "New York Idea" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 18 Anarchists bomb St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • Nov 19 London selected to host 1908 Olympics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 George Bernard Shaw's "Doctor's Dilemma" premieres in London

  • Nov 21 China prohibits opium trade
  • Nov 22 International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help
  • Nov 22 Peter Stolypin, Prime Minister of Russia, introduces agrarian reforms allowing peasants to withdraw from the communes and take their share of land for private ownership
  • Nov 23 Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 28 Tommy Burns & Jack O'Brien fight to a draw in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Johnny Indrisano, American boxer and actor (d. 1968)
  • Nov 2 Luchino Visconti, Milan Italy, director (Damned, Death in Venice)
  • Nov 2 Daniil Andreev, Russian poet (d. 1959)
  • Nov 2 Bengt EdlĂ©n, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum
  • Nov 4 Arnold Atkinson Cooke, composer
  • Nov 4 Bob Considine, sports columnist (Bob Feller Story)
  • Nov 4 Roswell Leavitt Gilpatric, lawyer/diplomat
  • Nov 4 Siegfried Borris, composer
  • Nov 5 George Lowthian Trevelyan, designer/visionary
  • Nov 5 Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (d. 2004)
  • Nov 6 Francis Lederer, Prague Czech, actor (Diary of a Chambermaid)
  • Nov 6 James D. Norris, sportsman and businessman (Chicago Black Hawks) (d. 1966)
  • Nov 7 Eugene Carson Blake, US sec-gen of World council of Churches (1966-72)
  • Nov 7 Jan Vercammen, Flemish author/chief inspector LO (Primary Education)
  • Nov 7 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar)
  • Nov 9 Arthur Rudolph, rocket engineer
  • Nov 10 Josef Kramer, German concentration camp commandant (d. 1945)
  • Nov 12 Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, blues guitarist, born in Houston, Mississippi (d. 1977)
  • Nov 13 Conrad Thibault, Northbridge Mass, singer (Jacques Fray Music Room)
  • Nov 13 Hermione Baddeley, England, actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude, Good Life)
  • Nov 13 Eva Zeisel, Budapest, Hungary, American industrial designer
  • Nov 14 Louise Brooks, silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora's Box)
  • Nov 15 Curtis E Le May, air force general/VP candidate
  • Nov 17 Betty Bronson, actress (Evel Knievel, One Stolen Night), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Nov 17 Soichiro Honda, Japan, founder/CEO (Honda Motor Co)
  • Nov 17 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 18 George Wald, US, physiologist/biologist (eye, Nobel 1967)

Scientist George Wald
George Wald
  • Nov 18 Klaus Mann, German/US author (Mephisto)/son of Thomas Mann
  • Nov 18 Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer (d. 1988)
  • Nov 19 Henri Temianka, composer
  • Nov 19 Jacques Leguerney, composer
  • Nov 22 Howard Petrie, Beverly MA, actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter)
  • Nov 22 Lee Patrick, actress (Henrietta-Topper, Maltese Falcon), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 23 Mervyn Roberts, composer
  • Nov 24 Andreina Pagnani, actress (Il Commandante), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 24 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)
  • Nov 26 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer and painist, born in Mogliano, Veneto (d. 1994)
  • Nov 29 Luis Van Rooten, Mexico City Mexico, actor (One Man's Family)
  • Nov 30 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/husband of English prince George

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 John H. Ketcham, American politician (b. 1832)
  • Nov 9 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor of Ukkel, dies at 64
  • Nov 14 Hendrik J Schimmel, author/dramatist, dies
  • Nov 22 Earnest Josephson, Swedish painter, dies