On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1906

Historical Events

Historic Event

Black soldiers accused of raid Brownsville, Texas; despite support from local commanding officers, President Theodore Roosevelt orders dishonorable discharge for 167 soldiers; all were cleared of wrongdoing in 1972, 165 posthumously

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Chicago Cub's pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 MLB games (187 complete, 15 relief) against Brooklyn Superbas in 3rd inning of an 11-3 win at Washington Park, NYC
1906 Highlights

About August 13, 1906

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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