October 1906 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Hugh Jennings resigns as Balt manager to take over at Detroit in 1907
  • Oct 3 US regime names Charles Magoon, governor of Cuba
  • Oct 3 William Vaughan Moody's "Great Divide" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 6 The Majlis of Iran convened for the first time.
  • Oct 8 Karl Nessler demonstrates first 'permanent wave' for hair in London
  • Oct 11 San Francisco Board of Education orders segregation in separate schools of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean children sparking diplomatic crisis

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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

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Oct 25 Georges Clémenceau succeeds Ferdinand Sarien as Prime Minister of France

Prime Minister of France Georges Clémenceau
Prime Minister of France
Georges Clémenceau
  • 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


Birthdays in History

  • 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 7 James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68)
  • Oct 9 John Dalrymple, 13th earl of Stair, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtownshire (1961-83)
  • Oct 9 Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and 1st President of Senegal (1960-80), born in Joal-Fadiouth, Senegal (d. 2001)

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

Novelist R.K. Narayan
Novelist
R.K. Narayan
  • Oct 12 Eddie Myers, British WWII soldier and engineer, born in Kensington, London (d. 1997)

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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 18 James Brooks, US mural painter (Acquisition of Long Island)
  • Oct 21 Lillian Asplund, last American Titanic survivor (d. 2006)
  • Oct 22 Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (One in White, Darkness at Noon)
  • 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, American sci-fi author (Martians Go Home)
  • Oct 30 Alexander Gode, German-American linguist (d. 1970)
  • Oct 31 Jo Vis, resistance fighter (Yad Vashem-distinction)

Deaths in History

  • 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 Glidden, American inventor (barbed wire) and businessman, dies at 93

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Oct 22 Paul Cézanne, French artist and Post-Impressionist painter (The Basket of Apples), dies of pneumonia at 67

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne