On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1906

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs American challenger 'Fireman' Jim Flynn in 15 rounds to retain his title in Los Angeles, California

Famous Birthdays

  • John Humphreys Whitfield, British scholar of Italian language & literature, born in Wednesbury, England (d. 1995)
1906 Highlights

About October 2, 1906

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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