On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1906

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

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
  • Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Churchill, British Army commando, born in Colombo, British Ceylon (d. 1996)
  • Johanna Sophia Hermes, Dutch singer, born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1995)
1906 Highlights

About September 16, 1906

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo