On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1906

Historical Events


Film Release1st Animated Film

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

Learn More
A frame from
A frame from "Humorous Phases of Funny Faces", released in 1906
Learn More

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57
1906 Highlights

About April 6, 1906

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 115 years
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries