Historical Events in October 1906

  • 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

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Oct 19 Frederick Winslow Taylor is awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Pennsylvania

Mechanical Engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor
Mechanical Engineer
Frederick Winslow Taylor
  • 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