On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1906

Historical Events

  • Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates towns in the Naples province, killing more than 100 people
  • St Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland"

Famous Birthdays

  • Grady Sutton, American actor (Pruitts of South Hampton, The Bank Dick), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • Guy Clutton-Brock, English social worker (declared as national hero in Zimbabwe), born in Northwood, Middlesex (d. 1995)
  • Lord Buckley, American comedian, born in Tuolumne, California (d. 1960)
1906 Highlights

About April 5, 1906

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries