On This Day

Historical Events in August 1906

  • Aug 1 Brooklyn Superbas MLB pitcher Harry McIntire no-hits Pittsburgh for 10 2/3 innings but loses in 13th, 1-0 on an unearned run
  • Aug 2 Chicago White Sox beat Boston Americans, 3-0 to start AL record 19 game MLB win streak
  • Aug 3 Washington Nationals' Tom Hughes becomes first MLB pitcher to win a 1-0 extra innings game off his own home run in 10th v St. Louis Browns
  • Aug 10 Pope Pius X bans Associations cults

Historic Event

Aug 13 Black soldiers accused of raid Brownsville, Texas; despite support from local commanding officers, President Theodore Roosevelt orders dishonorable discharge for 167 soldiers; all were cleared of wrongdoing in 1972, 165 posthumously

  • Aug 13 Chicago Cub's pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 MLB games (187 complete, 15 relief) against Brooklyn Superbas in 3rd inning of an 11-3 win at Washington Park, NYC
  • Aug 15 1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago

Historic Event

Aug 15 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits German Emperor Wilhelm II to discuss the escalating rivalry between their nations' naval forces

  • Aug 16 -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000
  • Aug 22 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
  • Aug 23 Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Washington Senators, 4-1 at American League Park
  • Aug 23 Cuba's 1st president Tom├ęs Estrada Palma asks for US intervention
  • Aug 24 Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
  • Aug 29 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: William Clothier beats defending champion Beals Wright 6-3, 6-0, 6-4
  • Aug 30 Hal Chase becomes 1st NY Yankee to hit three triples in a game
  • Aug 30 NY Highlander Joe Doyle debuts pitching back-to-back shut-outs