On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1906

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Dutch law makes driver's license mandatory
  • The poll tax of £1 per head on all adult male inhabitants of Natal, South Africa, except indentured Indians and married Blacks, imposed by the Natal parliament in 1905, becomes payable.

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Stack, Canadian speed skater (Olympic bronze 1932)
  • Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (d. 1974)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Miroslav Weber, Czech composer, dies at 51
  • Sir Hugh Nelson, Premier of Queensland (b. 1835)