On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1906

Historical Events

  • Anarchists bomb St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • Langdon Mitchell's "New York Idea" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer (Mini), born in Smyrna, Ottoman Empire (d. 1988)

Person of interestGeorge Wald

George Wald, American physiologist and biologist (Nobel Prize 1967, vitamin A in retina), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

Scientist George Wald
George Wald
  • Klaus Mann, German-American author (Mephisto), born in Munich (d. 1949)
1906 Highlights

About November 18, 1906

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 114 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio