On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1906

Historical Events

  • "Temporary" permit to erect overhead wires on Market Street, San Francisco allows United Railroads to run electric streetcars

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tsar Nicolas II of Russia claims right to legislate by decree and restricts the power of the Duma (Russian Parliament)


Famous Birthdays

  • AndrĂ© Weil, French mathematician (foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry), born in Paris (d. 1998)
  • Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (La Llamarada), born in Moca, Puerto Rico (d. 2005)
1906 Highlights

About May 6, 1906

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus