On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1906

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Determined to keep pace with Britain as a major naval power, the German Reichstag passes new navy legislation, increasing the total tonnage in Germany's fleet

Famous Birthdays

  • John Kemp, 1st Viscount Rochdale, British soldier and businessman (d. 1993)
  • Margaret Rawlings, British actress (Roman Holiday), born in Osaka, Japan (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (b. 1842)