What Happened in 1906

Significant Events

  • Jan 13 Telimco makes the 1st ever advertisment for a radio set, by advertising a $7.50 set in the "Scientific American" which claimed to receive signals for up to one mile
  • Feb 10 British battleship HMS Dreadnought launches after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with its revolutionary design
  • Apr 18 San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 while destroying 75% of the city
  • Sep 16 Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen discovers the Magnetic South Pole
  • 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
  • Nov 3 International Radiotelegraph Conference in Berlin selects "SOS" (· · · – – – · · ·) distress signal as the worldwide standard for help
  • Nov 21 China prohibits the opium trade
  • Dec 30 The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, later laid down the foundations of Pakistan
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Did You Know?

Will Keith Kellogg and Charles D. Bolin found the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, now the multinational food manufacturer Kellogg's

On February 19, 1906

World Leaders in 1906

Famous People in 1906

Would You Believe?

"Census of the British Empire" shows Britain rules 1/5 of the world

On March 24, 1906

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 23 Composer Igor Stravinsky (23) weds Yekaterina Nosenko
  • Feb 17 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice marries in the White House
  • Mar 14 Film director D. W. Griffith (31) weds Linda Arvidson (21) at Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 2 US Secretary of State James F. Byrnes marries Maude Busch
  • Jul 28 Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin (27) weds Ekaterina Svanidze (21) at St. David's Church in Tiflis