September 1906 in History

Events in History

  • 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

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Sep 16 Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen discovers the Magnetic South Pole

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • 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 22 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, kills 21
  • Sep 22 In New Zealand Domestic workers call for a 68-hour working week
  • 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 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.

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 4 Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, poet (Ongerijmde life)
  • Sep 5 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli) [NS=Sept 18]
  • Sep 6 Alexander Bodon, Hungarian/Dutch architect (RAI building)
  • Sep 6 John Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher
  • Sep 8 Andrei P Kirilenko, Russian member of Central Committee of CP
  • Sep 11 Roye England, modeller/museum curator
  • Sep 16 Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, commando
  • Sep 17 Junius Richard Jayawardene, president (Sri Lanka, 1978-89)
  • Sep 17 Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist
  • Sep 18 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli) [OS=Sept 5]
  • Sep 21 Henry Beachell, American plant breeder (d. 2006)
  • Sep 22 Phyllis Hartnoll, writer/editor
  • Sep 25 Madeleine Bourdouxhe, writer
  • Sep 25 Phyllis Pearsall, East Dulwich, London, British painter and writer (A to Z Map Company)
  • Sep 27 William Empson, English poet/critic (Milton's God)
  • Sep 27 Jim Thompson, American author (d. 1977)
  • Sep 30 Michael John Innes Mackintosh Stewart Innes, writer

Deaths in History

  • Sep 5 Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (b. 1844)
  • Sep 19 Maria Georgina Grey, British writer and founder of the Girls' Day School Trust (b. 1816)
  • Sep 20 Robert R. Hitt, American politician (b. 1834)
  • Sep 21 Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1838)
  • Sep 23 Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist/mayor of Antwerp, dies