Historical Events for Year 1906

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Jan 1st - Dutch law makes driver's license mandatory
Jan 1st - The poll tax of £1 per head on all adult male inhabitants of Natal, South Africa, except indentured Indians and married Blacks, imposed by the Natal parliament in 1905, becomes payable.
Jan 2nd - Willis Carrier recieves a US patent for the world's first air conditioner
Jan 4th - South Africa beat England by one wicket, their 1st Test win
Jan 6th - Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs," premieres in Paris
Jan 8th - A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
Jan 10th - The British and French begin consultations on military and naval issues
Jan 12th - 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)
Jan 12th - Football rules committee legalizes forward pass
Jan 12th - Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet (which included amongst its members H.H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election.
Jan 13th - 1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile
Engineer Willis CarrierEngineer Willis Carrier Jan 16th - -Apr 13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)
Jan 19th - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!" premieres in Berlin
Jan 22nd - SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
Jan 25th - Del Valle Inclans "El Marqués de Bradomin" premieres in Madrid
Jan 27th - Rudolf Gundersen skates world record 500m at 44.8 sec
Jan 29th - Coen de King skates world record time: 32,370 km
Jan 31st - Strongest instrumentally recorded earthquake, Colombia, 8.6 Richter
Feb 1st - 1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas
Feb 1st - Dorothy Grey, wife of British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey fatally injured
Feb 2nd - Pope encyclical against separation of church & state
Feb 8th - Without warning, Japanese torpedo boats make a night attack on Russian ships near the naval base at Port Arthur, Manchuria; there is confusion because no deceleration of war was given
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann Feb 9th - Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising
Feb 10th - British battleship HMS Dreadnought launched after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with revolutionary design
Feb 10th - State of siege proclaimed in Zululand
Feb 12th - George Cohan's musical "George Washington" premieres in NYC
Feb 15th - British Labour Party founded
Feb 18th - Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été à La Montagne" premieres in Paris
Feb 19th - WK Kellogg & Ch Bolin found Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co (later Kelloggs)
Feb 22nd - Black evangelist William J Seymour arrives in LA Calif
Feb 23rd - Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
Feb 24th - Tomas Estrada Palma defeats Jose Gomez in the election for president of Cuba, but Gomez and his followers refuse to accept results and sponsor an uprising
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy BurnsBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns Feb 27th - France & Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides
Feb 28th - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Queen's U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
Mar 3rd - Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France
Mar 6th - Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
Mar 6th - Heavy storm bursts dike, flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands
Mar 6th - Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers
Mar 7th - Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor
Mar 8th - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Smiths Falls (Ont) in 2 games
Mar 10th - 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"
Mar 10th - Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres France
Mar 10th - Baker Street & Waterloo Railway opens, constructed by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. The contraction Bakerloo became the official name in July 1906.
Mar 12th - Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast
Mar 14th - Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club forms
Mar 15th - Britons Rolls, Royce & Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd
Mar 17th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Silver 7, although both winning a game, Montreal outscores Ottawa 12-10
Mar 17th - The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity is founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Mar 19th - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's "Quattro Rusteghi" premieres in Munich
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw Mar 20th - George Bernard Shaw's "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" premieres in London
Mar 24th - "Census of the British Empire" shows Britain rules 1/5 of the world
Mar 27th - Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Mar 29th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Kenora Thisles in 2 games
Mar 30th - 68th Grand National: Mr Aubrey Hastings aboard Ascetic's Silver wins
Mar 31st - GB Shaw's German version of "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in Berlin
Apr 2nd - South Africa complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England
Apr 5th - St Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland"
Apr 6th - 1st animated cartoon copyrighted
Apr 7th - Act of Algeciras drawn between Moroccan police & banking business
Apr 7th - Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
Apr 9th - 3½th modern Olympic games opens in Athens (4/22 NS)
Apr 13th - Mutiny on Portuguese battleships Dom Carlos & Vasco da Gama
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt26th US President Theodore Roosevelt Apr 14th - US President Theodore Roosevelt denounces "muckrakers" in US press, taken from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress
Apr 15th - The Armenian organization AGBU is established.
Apr 18th - Calvinist Reformed Union in Neth Church forms in Utrecht
Arnold Genthe's famous photograph, looking toward the fire on Sacramento StreetArnold Genthe's famous photograph, looking toward the fire on Sacramento Street

Apr 18th - San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 while destroying 75% of the city
Apr 18th - The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
Apr 19th - 10th Boston Marathon won by Tim Ford of Mass in 2:45:45
Apr 19th - Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail
Apr 19th - SF Earthquake ends killing 452
Apr 22nd - 10th anniversary Olympic games open at Athens, Greece
Apr 22nd - New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls
Apr 26th - 1st motion pictures shown in Hawaii
May 1st - Phillies' John Lush no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 6-0
May 2nd - 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8
Tsar Nicholas IITsar Nicholas II May 2nd - Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dismisses his moderate Prime Minister Witte and appoints Ivan Goremykin, a conservative bureaucrat
May 3rd - British-controlled Egypt takes Sinai peninsula from Turkey
May 6th - "Temporary" permit to erect overhead wires on Market Street, San Francisco
May 6th - Tsar Nicolas II of Russia claims right to legislate by decree and restricts the power of the Duma (Russian Parliament)
May 8th - Phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
May 10th - Russian Duma (Parliament) meets for 1st time
May 10th - Italian King Victor Emmanuel & Swiss president Ludwig Forrer open Simplon tunnel
May 13th - Bezalel Art School opens in Jerusalem
May 14th - Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising
May 15th - NY Giants' Hooks Wiltse strikes out 4 batters in 1 inning
May 17th - Switzerland's Simplon Tunnel open to rail traffic
May 19th - Federated Boys' Club (Boys' Club of America) organizes
May 19th - Portugal's King Carlos I names Joao Franco premier
May 21st - Louis H Perlman patents a demountable tire carrying rim for cars
May 21st - The US and Mexico sign an agreement over distribution of the waters of the Rio Grande, increasingly diverted to the US for irrigation
May 22nd - 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece
May 22nd - 31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45
May 22nd - Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane
May 22nd - A British garrison leaves Esquimalt, on the Pacific coast, after a military occupation that began in 1858: these were the last British soldiers stationed in Canada
May 25th - After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0
May 26th - Archaeological Institute of America forms
May 26th - Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
May 27th - 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen
May 28th - Shields/Cobbs musical "His honor, the Mayor" premieres in NYC
May 30th - 40th Belmont: Lucien Lyne aboard Burgomaster wins in 2:20
May 31st - Attack on King Alfonso XIII & Victoria of Battenberg in Madrid
Jun 3rd - Belgian King Leopold II claims Congo as his private possession
Jun 5th - 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 6th - 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 7th - Chicago Cubs score 11 in 1st inning, beating NY Giants 19-0
Jun 7th - Famous Cunard passenger liner Lusitania launches
Jun 9th - Boston Beaneaters (NL) end 19-game losing streak beat Cards 6-3
Jun 14th - Pogrom against Jews in Bialystok, Polish Russia
Jun 15th - 46th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 300 at Muirfield
Jun 18th - 6th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)
Jun 22nd - Haakon VII crowned king of Norway
Jun 23rd - 20th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Homans beats Maud Barger-Wallach (6-4, 6-3)
Jun 26th - Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)
Jun 29th - 12th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 295 at Onwentsia Club Ill
Jun 29th - US Congress pass the Hepburn Act, permitting the regulation of rates charged by railroads, pipelines, and terminals engaged in interstate commerce
Jun 30th - John Hope becomes 1st black president of Morehouse College
Author Upton SinclairAuthor Upton Sinclair Jun 30th - 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 2nd - Yanks win by forfeit for the 1st time
Jul 4th - Great Britain, France, and Italy declare independence of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), but all lay claim to their own 'spheres of influence' in that land
Jul 5th - 23rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats M Bundy (6-3 9-7)
Jul 5th - 30th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3)
Jul 11th - The Gillette-Brown murder inspires Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy.
Jul 12th - Alfred Dreyfus found innocent in France
Jul 15th - Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam
Jul 17th - Clement Armand Fallieres is elected President of France, but power lies with George Clemenceau
Jul 20th - Bkln Dodger Mal Eason no-hits St Louis Cards, 2-0
Jul 23rd - Pogroms against Jews in Oddessa
Jul 28th - Yankees turn triple-play, beat Cleveland 6-4
Jul 29th - 4th Tour de France won by Rene Pottier of France
Aug 1st - Brooklyn Dodger Harry McIntire no-hits Pitts for 10 2/3 loses in 13th
Aug 2nd - Chicago White Sox begin AL record 19 game win streak
Aug 3rd - Wash Natl's pitcher Tom Hughes hits HR to win his own game 1-0 in 10th
Aug 10th - Pope Pius X bans Associations cults
Aug 13th - Black soldiers raid Brownsville Texas
Aug 13th - Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning
Aug 15th - 1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago
Aug 15th - Kind Edward VII of Britain visits Emperor Wilhelm in Germany to discuss the escalating rivalry between their nations' naval forces
Aug 16th - -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000
Aug 22nd - 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
Aug 23rd - Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Wash Senators
Aug 23rd - Cuba's 1st president Tomés Estrada Palma asks for US intervention
Aug 24th - Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
Aug 29th - Bridge in St Lawrence Canada caves in; 70 die
Aug 29th - 26th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Clothier beats Beals Wright (6-3, 6-0, 6-4)
Aug 30th - Hal Chase became 1st Yank to hit 3 triples in a game
Aug 30th - NY Highlander Joe Doyle debuts pitching back-to-back shut-outs
Sep 1st - Alberta adopts Mountain Standard Time
Sep 1st - British New Guinea placed under Australian administration
Sep 1st - Joseph Harris (Boston) & Jack Coombs (A's) pitch complete 24 inn game
Sep 1st - NY Highlanders win 6th game in 3 days from Wash (3 straight DHs)

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