On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1906

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • US Congress pass the Hepburn Act, permitting the regulation of rates charged by railroads, pipelines, and terminals engaged in interstate commerce
  • US Open Men's Golf, Onwentsia GC: Scotsman Alex Smith wins first of his 2 Open titles, 7 strokes ahead of runner-up and younger brother Willie Smith

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Russian general (youngest ever Soviet general of the army), born in Uman, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1945)