What Happened on July 11, 1906

Historical Events

Murder of Interest

The Gillette-Brown murder inspires Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy"

Famous Birthdays

  • Harry Von Zell, American radio announcer and actor (The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1981)
  • Herbert Wehner, German politician (Member of the Bundestag, 1949-83; chairman of the SPD, 1969-83), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1990)
Born in 1906
1906 Highlights

About July 11, 1906

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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