On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1906

Day of the Week: Sunday

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)