Historical Events in April 1906

  • Apr 2 South Africa complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England
  • Apr 5 St Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland"
  • Apr 7 The world's 1st animated cartoon "Humorous Phases of Funny Faces" by J. Stuart Blackton is released
  • Apr 7 Act of Algeciras drawn between Moroccan police & banking business
  • Apr 7 Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
  • Apr 13 Mutiny on Portuguese battleships Dom Carlos & Vasco da Gama

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 14 US President Theodore Roosevelt denounces "muckrakers" in US press, taken from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Apr 15 The Armenian organization AGBU is established.
  • Apr 16 10th Boston Marathon won by 18-year old Tim Ford in 2:45:45; youngest race winner
  • Apr 18 Calvinist Reformed Union in Neth Church forms in Utrecht

Historic CommunicationSan Francisco Earthquake of 1906

Apr 18 San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 while destroying 75% of the city
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Arnold Genthe's famous photograph, looking toward the fire on Sacramento Street
Arnold Genthe's famous photograph, looking toward the fire on Sacramento Street
  • Apr 18 The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement
  • Apr 19 Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail
  • Apr 19 SF Earthquake ends killing 452
  • Apr 22 Intercalated Games opens in Athens
  • Apr 22 New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls
  • Apr 26 Motion pictures begin regular showings at the Orpheum Theater in Honolulu, Hawaii