On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1906

Historical Events

  • 1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Dorothy Grey, wife of British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey fatally injured

Famous Birthdays

  • Helen Chandler, American actress (Christopher Strong, Dracula), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1965)
  • Hildegarde [Sell], American cabaret vocalist (“Leave It To The Girls"; "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup"), born in Adell, Wisconsin (d. 2005)
  • Pierre Capdevielle, French composer, conductor, music critic, and educator, born in Paris (d. 1969)
  • Pierre Cardevielle, French conductor, composer (Élégie de Duino), music critic (Monde musicale), and teacher, born in Paris (d. 1969)
1906 Highlights

About February 1, 1906

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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