1906 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 173 of 173

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits German Emperor Wilhelm II to discuss the escalating rivalry between their nations' naval forces

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Aug 16 -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000
  • Aug 22 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
  • Aug 23 Cuba's 1st president Tomés Estrada Palma asks for US intervention
  • Aug 30 NY Highlander Joe Doyle debuts pitching back-to-back shut-outs
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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

  • Nov 3 SOS adopted as international distress signal by 2nd Radiotelegraphic Convention

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected NY Gov beats William Randolph Hearst

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
  • Nov 6 Chinese Government ministries are reorganized as part of the movement towards constitutional government; but in fact the Manchu princes retain control and there is little gain for the Chinese people

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Nov 9 Theodore Roosevelt is 1st US President to visit another country (Puerto Rico and Panama)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Nov 11 Ethel Smyth's "Standrecht" premieres in Leipzig
  • Nov 12 C W Gregory (NSW v Qld) starts day at 48*, is 366* at stumps
  • Nov 13 C W Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 v Queensland
  • Nov 14 US President Theodore Roosevelt visits Panama
  • Nov 18 Langdon Mitchells "New York Idea" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 18 Anarchists bomb St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • Nov 20 George Bernard Shaw's "Doctor's Dilemma" premieres in London
  • Nov 21 China prohibits opium trade
  • Nov 22 International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help
  • Nov 22 Peter Stolypin, Prime Minister of Russia, introduces agrarian reforms allowing peasants to withdraw from the communes and take their share of land for private ownership
  • Nov 23 Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy
  • Dec 1 Cinema Omnia Pathe, world's 1st cinema, opens (Paris)
  • Dec 1 Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt (Capt of Köpenick) 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
  • Dec 10 US President Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 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 27 1st annual meeting of American Sociological Society, Providence, RI
  • Dec 28 Ecuador adopts its second liberal constitution
  • 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

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 254

  • May 24 Edmund Sargant, solicitor
  • May 24 John Mayo, director-general (Help the Aged)
  • May 27 Robert Shone, director-general (NEDC)
  • May 28 Mary Ralton, director (British WRAC)
  • May 29 Terence Hanbury White, Bombay India, novelist (England Have My Bones)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 29 T. H. White, English author (King Arthur), born in Bombay, India (d. 1964)

Author T. H. White
T. H. White
  • May 30 Bruno Gröning, German faith healer (d. 1959)
  • Jun 3 Louis Simmonds, bookseller
  • Jun 3 Robert Brown Black, British diplomat/gov (Hong Kong)
  • Jun 5 Kenneth Anderson, deputy comptroller (British GPO)
  • Jun 5 Viscount Rochdale, British CEO
  • Jun 6 Max Zorn, German mathematician (lemma of Zorn)
  • Jun 11 Clifford Leofric Purdy Bishop, bishop
  • Jun 12 Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977)
  • Jun 13 Bruno de Finetti, Italian mathematician (d. 1985)
  • Jun 14 Margaret Bourke-White, photographer/innovator/correspondent
  • Jun 15 Louis RJ Ridder van Rappard, Dutch mayor (Zoelen)
  • Jun 15 Léon Degrelle, Belgian SS officer (d. 1994)
  • Jun 17 Thomas G Cowling, British mathematician/astronomer
  • Jun 19 Ernst Boris Chain, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • Jun 19 Walter Rauff, German colonel (d. 1984)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 22 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator (Gift from the Sea), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Jun 23 Wolfgang Koeppen, writer
  • Jun 26 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), born in Dhrönchen (d. 1970)
  • Jun 26 Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer (d. 2008)
  • Jun 27 Catherine Cookson, English novelist (Bannaman Legacy)
  • Jun 27 Vernon P Watkins, Welsh poet (Ballad of Mari Lwyd)
  • Jun 28 Maria Goeppert Mayer, US atomic physicist (Nobel 1963)
  • Jun 28 Nancy Mayhew Youngman, artist/educator
  • Jun 29 Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Russian general (d. 1945)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 1 Estée Lauder, CEO (Estée Lauder cosmetics) (d. 2004), born in New York City

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder
  • Jul 2 Hans Bethe, physicist (Nobel 1967), peace worker
  • Jul 3 Francis Steegmuller, US, biographer (Cocteau)
  • Jul 3 Gwendolen Rees, zoologist
  • Jul 4 Vincent Joseph Schaefer, Schenectady New York, American Chemist and Meteorologist (cloud seeding)
  • Jul 7 Harry Von Zell, sidekick (George Burns Show)
  • Jul 7 William Feller, Croatian mathematician (d. 1970)
  • Jul 8 Philip Johnson, Cortalyou architect, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 9 Beene Dubbelboer, Dutch writer (Secret Resistance)
  • Jul 11 Herbert Wehner, German communist/anti-communist politician (SPD)
  • Jul 14 Tom Carvel, ice cream mogul (Carvels)
  • Jul 15 Edmund Davies, British lord of appeal
  • Jul 18 Clifford Odets, US, dramatist (1961 Award of Merit-Golden Boy)
  • Jul 18 S I Hayakawa, (Sen-R-CA), educator (Language in Action)
  • Jul 19 Wim van Doorne, Dutch car manufacturer (DAF)
  • Jul 23 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist
  • Jul 23 Chandrasekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary (d. 1931)
  • Jul 23 Vladimir Prelog, Sarajevo, Croatian-Swiss Chemist and Nobel Laureate
  • Jul 26 Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence (d. 1943)
  • Jul 27 Herbert Jasper, Canadian physiologist and neurologist (d. 1999)
  • Jul 27 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and activist (d. 2000)
  • Jul 29 Diana Vreeland, French-born fashion editor (d. 1989)
  • Aug 1 William Hayter, Oxford, Oxfordshire, British diplomat and Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-1957)
  • Aug 2 Albert Goodwin, historian
  • Aug 3 Leonard Huizinga, Dutch journalist/writer (Adriaan & Olivier)
  • Aug 4 Marie-Jose von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess
  • Aug 5 Francis Walder, [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author
  • Aug 5 Wassely Leontief, Russ/US economist (Nobel 1973)
  • Aug 8 Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days)
  • Aug 12 Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
  • Aug 16 Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
  • Aug 17 Hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer
  • Aug 17 Marcello J das Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal (1968-74)
  • Aug 19 Philo T Farnsworth, Beaver Utah, inventor (electronic TV)
  • Aug 21 Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, advertising magnate
  • Aug 25 Eugen Gerstenmaier, German politician (CDU)
  • Aug 25 Mollie Panter-Downes, writer
  • Aug 26 Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 27 Ed Gein, American serial killer (inspired Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, (d. 1984)

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • Aug 28 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • Aug 30 Countess of Longford, biographer/historian
  • Aug 31 Vivienne Byerley, publicist
  • 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
  • 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 13th earl of Stair, English lt-colonel/large landowner
  • Oct 9 Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician (d. 2001)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Novelist R.K. Narayan
R.K. Narayan
  • Oct 12 Edmund Charles Wolf Myers, soldier/engineer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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