On This Day

What Happened in September 1906

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Philadelphia beats the Red Sox 4-1 in 24 innings in Boston in the longest game in AL baseball history; both starters go the distance as A's hurler Jack Coombs overcomes Boston's Joe Harris
  • Sep 1 Alberta adopts Mountain Standard Time
  • Sep 1 British New Guinea placed under Australian administration
  • Sep 1 Joseph Harris (Boston) & Jack Coombs (A's) pitch complete 24 inn game
  • Sep 1 New York Highlanders win their 6th consecutive MLB game in 3 days from Washington Senators; sweep AL record 3 straight double headers
  • Sep 1 The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) is established.
  • Sep 3 Philadelphia Giants win Negro Championship Cup in Philadelphia before 10,000 fans; black baseball's largest crowd ever
  • Sep 3 After an 8 minute argument over an umpire call the NY Highlanders win on forfeit over Philadelphia A's; Highlanders' MLB record 5th doubleheader sweep on consecutive days
  • Sep 4 New York Highlanders beat Boston Pilgrims, 7 - 0 and 1 - 0 for their MLB record 5th straight doubleheader sweep
  • Sep 5 1st legal forward pass (Bradbury Robinson to Jack Schneider)
  • Sep 7 Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 11 Mahatma Gandhi coins the term "Satyagraha" to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa.

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Sep 12 The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.
  • Sep 13 1st airplane flight in Europe
  • Sep 16 Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Sep 16 Douglas Mawson, Edgeworth David and Alistair Mackay claim to have discovered the Magnetic South Pole in Antarctica

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Playing as "Sullivan" Columbia University jr Eddie Collins debuts with A's

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Sep 18 A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
  • Sep 20 Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle, England.
  • Sep 21 Yankee 1st baseman Hal Chase's 22 put-outs ties record
  • Sep 22 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, kills 21
  • Sep 22 In New Zealand Domestic workers call for a 68-hour working week
  • Sep 24 St Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game
  • Sep 24 V Herbert & H Blossom's musical "Red Mill" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 24 Prince George of Greece, convinced that he can no longer serve the cause of Crete, resigns as High Commissioner
  • Sep 25 John Galsworthy's "Silver Box" premieres in London
  • Sep 25 Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the Telekino at Bilbao before a great crowd, guiding a boat from the shore, considered the birth of the remote control
  • Sep 26 Pitts Lefty Leifield no-hits Phillies, 8-0 in 6 inning game
  • Sep 28 US troops reoccupy Cuba, stay until 1909
  • Sep 29 US intervenes in Cuba ousts dictator Estrada Palma
  • Sep 30 Real Academia Galega, Galician language biggest linguistic authority starts working in Havana.

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Franz Biebl, German composer (d. 2001)
  • Sep 2 Vera Vague [Barbara Jo Allen], American actress (Sleeping Beauty, Follow the Leader), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • Sep 4 Alexander Moyzes, Slovak composer, born in Kláštor pod Znievom, Slovensko (d. 1984)
  • Sep 4 Antanas Račiūnas, Lithuanian composer, born in Užliaušiai, Lithuania (d. 1984)
  • Sep 4 Han G. Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Ongerijmde life), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • Sep 5 Peter Mieg, Swiss composer, born in Lenzburg (d. 1990)
  • Sep 5 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli), born in Odessa, Ukraine [NS=Sept 18]
  • Sep 6 Alexander Bodon, Hungarian-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • Sep 6 John Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)
  • Sep 6 Raymond Keane, American actor (Midnight Sun, Love Eagle), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • Sep 7 Philip Herschkowitz, Romanian composer, born in Iași, Romania (d. 1989)
  • Sep 8 Andrei P Kirilenko, Russian member of Central Committee of CP
  • Sep 10 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Hooglied)
  • Sep 11 Roye England, creator and founder President of the Pendon Museum of Miniature Landscape and Transport, born in Perth, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Sep 12 Ruvim Pergament, composer, born in Petrozavodsk, Russia (d. 1965)
  • Sep 15 Kathryn Murray, American dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Sep 16 Annie Hermes, Dutch singer
  • Sep 16 Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, commando
  • Sep 17 Junius Richard Jayawardene, president (Sri Lanka, 1978-89)
  • Sep 17 Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist
  • Sep 18 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli), born in Odessa, Ukraine [OS=Sept 5]
  • Sep 19 Dalibor Cyril Vačkář, Czech composer, born in Korčula, Croatia (d. 1984)
  • Sep 19 Massimo Freccia, Italian-American composer, born in Valdibure, Pistoia, Italy (d. 2004)
  • Sep 20 David Sheinfeld, American violinist and composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2001)
  • Sep 21 Derrick De Marney, British actor (The Girl Was Young, Inheritance), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • Sep 21 Henry Beachell, American plant breeder, born in Waverly, Nebraska (d. 2006)
  • Sep 22 Phyllis Hartnoll, writer/editor
  • Sep 22 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (commonly known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald"), born in Dresden, German Empire (d. 1967)
  • Sep 23 Willard F McMurry, musician
  • Sep 24 Victor Wong, American actor (Mission to Moscow, War Correspondent, King Kong), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1972)

Person of interestDmitri Shostakovich

Sep 25 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (The Gadfly), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1975)

  • Sep 25 Jaroslav Ježek, Czechoslovakian composer, born in Prague (d. 1942)
  • Sep 25 Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Belgian writer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • Sep 25 Phyllis Pearsall, British painter and writer (A to Z Map Company), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Sep 27 William Empson, English poet and critic (Milton's God), born in Hawdon, Yorkshire, England (d. 1984)
  • Sep 27 Jim Thompson, American author (The Killer Inside Me), born in Anadarko, Oklahoma (d. 1977)
  • Sep 30 Eamonn O Gallagher, composer
  • Sep 30 John I M Stewart, British detective writer (Comedy of Terrors)
  • Sep 30 Michael John Innes Mackintosh Stewart Innes, writer

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian screenwriter (libretti opera Puccini), dies
  • Sep 5 Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (thermodynamics), dies at 62
  • Sep 13 Georg Jacobi, composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 19 Maria Georgina Grey, British writer and founder of the Girls' Day School Trust (b. 1816)
  • Sep 20 Robert R. Hitt, American politician (b. 1834)
  • Sep 21 Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator, dies at 72
  • Sep 23 Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist and Mayor of Antwerp, dies at 53