On This Day

What Happened on September 25, 1906

Historical Events

  • John Galsworthy's "Silver Box" premieres in London
  • 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

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDmitri Shostakovich

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

  • Jaroslav Ježek, Czechoslovakian composer, born in Prague (d. 1942)
  • Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Belgian writer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • Phyllis Pearsall, British painter and writer (A to Z Map Company), born in London (d. 1996)
1906 Highlights

About September 25, 1906

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra