What Happened in October 1906

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Hugh Jennings resigns as Balt manager to take over at Detroit in 1907

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 2 Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Oct 3 US regime names Charles Magoon, governor of Cuba
  • Oct 3 William Vaughan Moody's "Great Divide" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 4 Chicago Cubs win their 116th game (116-36 .763) of year
  • Oct 5 Henry Mathewson (NY Giants, Christy's brother) walks 14 men
  • Oct 6 The Majlis of Iran convened for the first time.
  • Oct 8 Karl Nessler demonstrates first 'permanent wave' for hair in London
  • Oct 10 2nd College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 12-0 in Annapolis
  • Oct 11 White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game
  • Oct 11 San Francisco Board of Education orders segregation in separate schools of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean children sparking diplomatic crisis
  • Oct 14 All Chicago World Series, 1st AL victory, White Sox win 4 games to 2 Cubs losers share of $439.50 is lowest for World Series
  • Oct 20 Dr Lee DeForest demonstrated his electrical vacuum tube (radio tube)
  • Oct 22 3000 blacks demonstrate & riot in Philadelphia

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Oct 22 Henry Ford becomes President of Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Oct 25 Georges Clemenceau succeeds Ferdinand Sarien premier of France
  • Oct 25 US inventor Lee de Forest patents "Audion", a 3-diode amplification valve which proved a pioneering development in radio & broadcasting
  • Oct 28 Belgian-British "Union Minière du Haut Katanga" mining company created in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Oct 31 George Bernard Shaw's "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 John Lorne Campbell, folklorist
  • Oct 2 John Humphreys Whitfield, scholar of Italian language & literature
  • Oct 4 Johannes Post, Dutch farmer/resistance fighter (passage fight)
  • Oct 5 Leopold Kohr, writer/mentor of Fritz Schumacher
  • Oct 5 Louise Brown, dancer/teacher
  • Oct 6 Janet Gaynor, actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 6 Louis Borell, Amsterdam Neth, actor (Over the Moon, Queer Cargo)
  • Oct 7 James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68)
  • Oct 9 13th earl of Stair, English lt-colonel/large landowner
  • Oct 9 Janis Ivanovs, composer
  • Oct 9 Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician (d. 2001)
  • Oct 10 Paul Creston, [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], NY, composer (Creative Harmony)

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Oct 10 R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (Malguidi Days), born in Madras (d. 2001)

Novelist R.K. Narayan
R.K. Narayan
  • Oct 11 Earl "Dutch" Clark, Colo, NFL hall of fame QB (Spartans, Detroit)
  • Oct 11 Katherine Emery, American actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1980)
  • Oct 12 Edmund Charles Wolf Myers, soldier/engineer
  • Oct 12 Joe Cronin, baseball (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres)
  • Oct 12 Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar
  • Oct 14 Benita Hume, actress (Vicky-Halls of Ivy), born in London, England

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Oct 14 Hannah Arendt, German political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1975)

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
Hannah Arendt
  • Oct 14 Imam Hassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (d. 1949)
  • Oct 15 Hiram Fong, Honolulu U.S. (Sen-R-Hawaii)
  • Oct 16 Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), born in San Pellegrino, Belluno, (d. 1972)
  • Oct 16 George Martin Lott Jr, tennis champ (1931 US Open runner-up)
  • Oct 17 Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • Oct 18 James Brooks, US mural painter (Acquisition of Long Island)
  • Oct 21 Lillian Asplund, last American Titanic survivor (d. 2006)
  • Oct 22 Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Willem Pijper)
  • Oct 22 Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (One in White, Darkness at Noon)
  • Oct 23 Gertrude Ederle, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1924), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 23 Miriam Gideon, composer
  • Oct 24 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, painter
  • Oct 24 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (d. 1968)
  • Oct 27 Anton AM Struyken, minister of justice/governor Dutch Antilles
  • Oct 27 Earle Cabell, American politician (d. 1975)
  • Oct 29 Fredric [William] Brown, US, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home)
  • Oct 30 Alexander Gode, German-American linguist (d. 1970)
  • Oct 30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (d. 1966)
  • Oct 31 Jo Vis, resistance fighter (Yad Vashem-distinction)
  • Oct 31 Louise Talma, Arcachon France, composer (Summer Sounds)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 5 Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter, dies at 58
  • Oct 7 Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1848)
  • Oct 9 Joseph F Glidden, inventor (barbed wire), dies
  • Oct 20 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants), dies at 67
  • Oct 21 [Georgette A] Helena Amelung, actress (Small Lord), dies at 55

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Oct 22 Paul Cézanne, French Post-Impressionist painter (b. 1839)

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne