What Happened in 1906 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 231

  • May 31 Attack on King Alfonso XIII & Victoria of Battenberg in Madrid
  • Jun 3 Belgian King Leopold II claims Congo as his private possession
  • Jun 5 Determined to keep pace with Britain as a major naval power, the German Reichstag passes new navy legislation, increasing the total tonnage in Germany's fleet
  • Jun 6 Paris Métro Line 5 is inaugurated with a first section from Place d'Italie to the Gare d'Orléans (today known as Gare d'Austerlitz).
  • Jun 7 Chicago Cubs score 11 in 1st inning, beating NY Giants 19-0
  • Jun 7 Famous Cunard passenger liner Lusitania launches
  • Jun 9 Boston Beaneaters (NL) end 19-game losing streak beat Cards 6-3
  • Jun 14 Pogrom against Jews in Bialystok, Polish Russia
  • Jun 15 46th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 300 at Muirfield
  • Jun 18 6th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • Jun 22 Haakon VII crowned king of Norway
  • Jun 23 20th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Homans beats Maud Barger-Wallach (6-4, 6-3)
  • Jun 26 Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)
  • Jun 29 12th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 295 at Onwentsia Club Ill
  • Jun 29 US Congress pass the Hepburn Act, permitting the regulation of rates charged by railroads, pipelines, and terminals engaged in interstate commerce
  • Jun 30 John Hope becomes 1st black president of Morehouse College

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Jun 30 US Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act; these laws owe much to the expose journalism of the period (Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle' in particular)

  • Jul 2 Yanks win by forfeit for the 1st time
  • Jul 4 Great Britain, France, and Italy declare independence of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), but all lay claim to their own 'spheres of influence' in that land
  • Jul 5 23rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats M Bundy (6-3 9-7)
  • Jul 5 30th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3)
  • Jul 11 The Gillette-Brown murder inspires Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy.
  • Jul 12 Alfred Dreyfus found innocent in France
  • Jul 15 Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam
  • Jul 17 Clement Armand Fallieres is elected President of France, but power lies with George Clemenceau
  • Jul 20 Bkln Dodger Mal Eason no-hits St Louis Cards, 2-0
  • Jul 23 Pogroms against Jews in Oddessa
  • Jul 28 Yankees turn triple-play, beat Cleveland 6-4
  • Jul 29 4th Tour de France won by Rene Pottier of France
  • Aug 1 Brooklyn Dodger Harry McIntire no-hits Pitts for 10 2/3 loses in 13th
  • Aug 2 Chicago White Sox begin AL record 19 game win streak
  • Aug 3 Washington National's pitcher Tom Hughes hits HR to win his own game 1-0 in 10th
  • Aug 10 Pope Pius X bans Associations cults
  • Aug 13 Black soldiers raid Brownsville, Texas
  • Aug 13 Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning
  • Aug 15 1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago

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Aug 15 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits German Emperor Wilhelm II to discuss the escalating rivalry between their nations' naval forces

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Aug 16 -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000
  • Aug 22 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
  • Aug 23 Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Wash Senators
  • Aug 23 Cuba's 1st president Tomés Estrada Palma asks for US intervention
  • Aug 24 Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
  • Aug 29 26th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Clothier beats Beals Wright (6-3, 6-0, 6-4)
  • Aug 30 Hal Chase becomes 1st NY Yankee to hit three triples in a game
  • Aug 30 NY Highlander Joe Doyle debuts pitching back-to-back shut-outs
  • Sep 1 Alberta adopts Mountain Standard Time
  • Sep 1 British New Guinea placed under Australian administration
  • Sep 1 Joseph Harris (Boston) & Jack Coombs (A's) pitch complete 24 inn game
  • Sep 1 NY Highlanders win 6th game in 3 days from Wash (3 straight DHs)
  • Sep 1 The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) is established.
  • Sep 3 Philadelphia Giants win Negro Championship Cup in Philadelphia before 10,000 fans
  • Sep 3 Yanks win 2nd game on a forfeit over A's; 2nd forfeit win
  • Sep 4 NY Highlanders win 5th straight doubleheader
  • Sep 5 1st legal forward pass (Brandbury Robinson to Jack Schneider)
  • Sep 7 Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.

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Sep 11 Mahatma Gandhi coins the term "Satyagraha" to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa.

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Sep 12 The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.
  • Sep 13 1st airplane flight in Europe
  • Sep 16 Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon

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Sep 16 Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen discovers the Magnetic South Pole

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen

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Sep 17 Playing as "Sullivan" Columbia University jr Eddie Collins debuts with A's

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Sep 18 A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
  • Sep 20 Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle, England.
  • Sep 21 Yankee 1st baseman Hal Chase's 22 put-outs ties record
  • Sep 22 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, kills 21
  • Sep 22 In New Zealand Domestic workers call for a 68-hour working week
  • Sep 24 St Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game
  • Sep 24 V Herbert & H Blossom's musical "Red Mill" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 24 Prince George of Greece, convinced that he can no longer serve the cause of Crete, resigns as High Commissioner
  • Sep 25 John Galsworthy's "Silver Box" premieres in London
  • Sep 25 Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the Telekino at Bilbao before a great crowd, guiding a boat from the shore, considered the birth of the remote control
  • Sep 26 Pitts Lefty Leifield no-hits Phillies, 8-0 in 6 inning game
  • Sep 28 US troops reoccupy Cuba, stay until 1909
  • Sep 29 US intervenes in Cuba ousts dictator Estrada Palma
  • Sep 30 Real Academia Galega, Galician language biggest linguistic authority starts working in Havana.
  • 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

  • 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

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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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 491

  • Mar 19 Normand Lockwood, composer
  • Mar 20 Abraham Beame, (Mayor-D-NYC), NYC's 1st Jewish mayor
  • Mar 20 Ozzie Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Mar 20 Pavel P Parenago, Russian astronomer
  • Mar 21 John D. Rockefeller III, billionaire philanthropist (oil)
  • Mar 21 Jim Thompson, American designer and businessman
  • Mar 23 George Posford, composer
  • Mar 24 John Cameron Swayze, news correspondent/spokesman (Timex) [OS]
  • Mar 24 Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet singer (d. 1984)
  • Mar 25 Alan J P Taylor, British historian (English history 1914-1915)
  • Mar 25 Howard Pyle, (Gov-R-Az, 1951-55)
  • Mar 25 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, born in Nogent-sur-Marne, near Paris (d. 1994)
  • Mar 26 Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpetist (d. 1981)
  • Mar 27 Pee Wee Russell, American musician (d. 1969)
  • Mar 28 Joseph Wright, Canada, oarsman (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Mar 28 Robert (Bob) Allen, actor (Texas Rangers)
  • Mar 29 E Power Biggs, Westcliff-on-Sea England, organist/composer (CBS)
  • Mar 31 Lauri Saikkola, composer
  • Apr 1 Ned Glass, Poland, actor (Sol-Julia, Uncle Moe-Bridget Loves Bernie)
  • Apr 1 Sigve Lie, Norway, yachtsmans (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)
  • Apr 3 Kathleen Tillotson, Emeritus Professor of English (Bedford College)
  • Apr 4 Bea Benaderet, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 4 John Cameron Swayze, Wichita Ks, newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg) [NS]
  • Apr 5 Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist
  • Apr 5 Lord Buckley, American monologist (d. 1960)
  • Apr 8 Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea)
  • Apr 8 Raoul Jobin, French Canadian tenor (d. 1974)
  • Apr 9 Antal Dorati, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Dresden Opera 1928-29
  • Apr 9 Todd Naylor "Hugh" Gaitskell, MP (Labour)
  • Apr 9 Rafaela Aparicio, Spanish actress (d. 1996)
  • Apr 10 Fud Livingston, composer
  • Apr 10 Kathleen Major, principal (St Hilda's College, England)
  • Apr 10 Lili Darvas, Budapest Hungary, actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron)
  • Apr 11 Dale Messick, American cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • Apr 13 Budd [Lawrence] Freeman, US jazz saxophonist (Eel)

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Apr 13 Samuel Beckett, Irish novelist and playwright (Waiting for Godot, Nobel 1969), born in Foxrock, Ireland (d. 1989)

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • Apr 13 Bud Freeman, American musician (d. 1991)
  • Apr 14 Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1964-75), born in Riyadh, Emirate of Riyadh (d. 1975)
  • Apr 14 Hunter Johnson, composer
  • Apr 15 A J "Sandy" Bell, South African cricket fast bowler (16 Tests 1929-35)
  • Apr 15 Susan Walker, vice CEO (WRVS)
  • Apr 16 Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • Apr 16 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, Dutch peace activist
  • Apr 16 Marion Lloyd Vince, American fencer (National champ 1928, 31), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 16 Pigmeat Markham, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Apr 17 M Rooi, editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily)
  • Apr 17 Sidney R. Garfield, American physician (d. 1984)
  • Apr 18 Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poetess (Life with JC Bloem)
  • Apr 18 Edgar Unsworth, Justice of Appeals (Gibralter)
  • Apr 21 Tom Burns, British-Chilean publisher and editor, born in Chile (d. 1995)
  • Apr 22 Eric William Fenby, composer/president (Delius Society)

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Apr 22 Eddie Albert [Heimberger], American actor (Roman Holiday, Green Acres), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 2005)

  • Apr 22 Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, second in line to the Swedish throne (d. 1946)
  • Apr 23 Marcel Hillaire, actor (Adv in Paradise), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Apr 23 Maria Arnoldo, [Adrianus Broeders], photographer/writer
  • Apr 24 William Joyce, Irish fascist (d. 1946)
  • Apr 25 Sally Salminen, writer
  • Apr 25 William J. Brennan, Jr, American Supreme Court judge (1956-90), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • Apr 25 Zoltan Gardonyi, composer
  • Apr 26 Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns, comedienne (George Burns Show)
  • Apr 26 Leopold Spinner, composer
  • Apr 27 Mark Alexander Abrams, market researcher
  • Apr 27 Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (d. 1966)
  • Apr 28 Bartholomeus J "Bart" Bok, Dutch/US astronomer (Milky Way)
  • Apr 28 Pierre [Louis] Boileau, novelist (Vertigo), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 28 Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician (d. 1978)
  • Apr 28 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (d. 1999)
  • May 1 Horst Schumann, Nazi physician (d. 1983)
  • May 2 Aileen Riggin, Newport RI, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1920, 24)
  • May 2 Maurice Thiriet, composer
  • May 2 Philippe Halsman, American photographer (d. 1979)

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May 3 Mary Astor, American actress (Maltese Falcon, Dinky), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1987)

Actress Mary Astor
Mary Astor
  • May 4 Esmond Knight, East Sheen England, actor (Hamlet, Sleeping Murder)
  • May 5 Ursula Jeans, Simla India. actress (I Lived With You, Over the Moon)
  • May 6 Andre Weil, [Bourbaki], French/US mathematician
  • May 6 Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (d. 2005)
  • May 8 David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne)
  • May 8 Roberto Rossellini, director (Open City), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 9 Eleanor Estes, author (Ginger Pye, Moffats)
  • May 11 Kent Taylor, [Louis Weiss], Iowa, actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders)
  • May 12 William M Ewing, US geologist/geophysicist
  • May 13 Thomas Mitchell, architect/engineer
  • May 14 Hastings Kamuzu Banda, president of Malawi (1964-94)
  • May 14 James Flavin, Portland Me, actor (Man With a Camera)
  • May 16 Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuela, writer/minister (Lanzas Coloradas)
  • May 16 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (Australian quickie of late 30's)
  • May 16 Nicholas Beriozoff, ballet master
  • May 16 Alfred Pellan, French Canadian painter (d. 1988)
  • May 16 Margret Rey, author and illustrator (d. 1996)
  • May 17 Eric Mensforth, president (Westland Aircraft)
  • May 17 Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (d. 1989)
  • May 19 Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (Before I Hang, Sahara), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • May 20 Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1989)
  • May 21 Keith Rigg, cricketer (Australian Test batsman in the thirties)
  • May 22 Harry Ritz, US comic (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie)
  • May 23 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer
  • May 24 Edmund Sargant, solicitor
  • May 24 John Mayo, director-general (Help the Aged)
  • May 27 Robert Shone, director-general (NEDC)
  • May 28 Mary Ralton, director (British WRAC)

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