Historical Events in December 1906

  • Dec 1 German Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt (Capt of Köpenick) sentenced to 4 years for forgery after posing as Prussian officer
  • Dec 4 Alpha Phi Alpha, first Black Greek Letter Fraternity, forms
  • Dec 6 The British grant Transvaal self-government
  • Dec 9 NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Frenchman Henri Moissan is presented with the Nobel prize for Chemistry for isolating Fluoride

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to Camillo Golgi and Santiago Ramón y Cajal "in recognition of their work on the anatomy of the nervous system" [1]

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 US President Theodore Roosevelt is the 1st American awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

  • Dec 11 US President Theodore Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo
  • Dec 12 Oscar Straus, 1st Jewish US government member, appointed Secretary of Commerce

Historic Event

Dec 13 German chancellor Bernhard von Bülow disbands the Parliament

  • Dec 20 Venezuela (under vice-pres Gomez) attacks Dutch fleet
  • Dec 21 British Parliament pass two important pieces of social legislation: The Trades Disputes Bill, legalizing peaceful picketing, and The Workingmen's Compensation Act, broadening employers' liability for accidents
  • Dec 24 Reginald Fessenden becoomes 1st to broadcast music over radio (disputed)
  • Dec 27 1st annual meeting of American Sociological Society, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Dec 28 Ecuador adopts its second liberal constitution
  • Dec 29 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS), 7-2 for 17-5 aggregate challenge series victory
  • Dec 30 Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy
  • Dec 30 The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, later laid down the foundations of Pakistan
  • Dec 31 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Christchurch, NZ: All-NZ final; Antony Wilding beats Francis Fisher 6-0, 6-4, 6-4
  • Dec 31 French, British and Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia