Historical Events in December 1906

  • Dec 1 Cinema Omnia Pathe, world's 1st cinema, opens (Paris)
  • Dec 1 Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt (Capt of K√∂penick) sentenced to 4 yrs
  • Dec 4 Alpha Phi Alpha, first Black Greek Letter Fraternity, forms
  • Dec 6 The British grant Transvaal self-government
  • Dec 9 NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo

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Dec 10 US President Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize

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  • Dec 11 US President Theodore Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo
  • Dec 12 Oscar Straus, 1st Jewish US government member, appointed Secretary of Commerce
  • Dec 13 German chancellor Bernhard von Bulow disbands the Parliament
  • Dec 20 Venezuela (under vice-pres Gomez) attacks Dutch fleet
  • Dec 21 British Parliament pass two important pieces of social legislation: The Trades Disputes Bill, legalizing peaceful picketing, and The Workingmen's Compensation Act, broadening employers' liability for accidents
  • Dec 24 Reginald A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over radio (Mass)
  • Dec 27 1st annual meeting of American Sociological Society, Providence, RI
  • Dec 28 Ecuador adopts its second liberal constitution
  • Dec 29 Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906)
  • Dec 30 Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy
  • Dec 30 The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.
  • Dec 31 French/British/Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia
  • Dec 31 2nd Australasian Championships: Antony Wilding beats Francis Fisher (6-0, 6-4, 6-4)