On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1906

Historical Events

  • Louis H. Perlman patents a demountable tire carrying rim for cars
  • The US and Mexico sign an agreement over distribution of the waters of the Rio Grande, increasingly diverted to the US for irrigation

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothy Tree [Triebitz], American actress (Abe Lincoln in Illinois; Confessions Of A Nazi Spy; The Asphalt Jungle), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • Keith Rigg, Australian cricketer (Test batsman in the thirties)
1906 Highlights

About May 21, 1906

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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