On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1906

Historical Events

  • Calvinist Reformed Union in Neth Church forms in Utrecht

San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 while destroying 75% of the city

  • The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement

Famous Birthdays

  • (Eurreal) "Little Brother" Montgomery, American jazz, boogie-woogie and blues pianist, singer, and composer ("Vicksburg Blues"; "Crescent City Blues"), born in Kentwood, Louisiana (d. 1985)
  • Clara Eggink, Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1991)

Famous Deaths

  • Luis Martín, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus, dies at 59
1906 Highlights

About April 18, 1906

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries