On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1906

Historical Events

1st Animated Film

World's 1st animated cartoon is released, "Humorous Phases of Funny Faces" by J. Stuart Blackton

Famous Birthdays

  • Virginia Hall [Goillot], American spy with British Special Operations during WWII (1940-1966), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Lange Kielland, Norwegian writer (Gist; Fortuna; St. Hans Fest), and politician (mayor; governor), dies at 57
1906 Highlights

About April 6, 1906

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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