On This Day

Historical Events in March 1906

  • Mar 3 Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traian Vuia tested in France
  • Mar 6 Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
  • Mar 6 Heavy storm bursts dike, flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands
  • Mar 6 Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Mar 7 Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor
  • Mar 8 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa HC beats Smiths Falls (ON), 8-2 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 10 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel
  • Mar 10 Europe's worst mining accident when a coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres, France
  • Mar 10 Baker Street & Waterloo Railway opens, constructed by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. The contraction Bakerloo became the official name in July 1906.
  • Mar 12 Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast
  • Mar 15 Britons Rolls, Royce & Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd
  • Mar 17 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: ECAHA playoff: Montreal Wanderers lose, 9-3 to Ottawa HC but win challenge series, 12-10 on aggregate
  • Mar 17 The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity is founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
  • Mar 19 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's "Quattro Rusteghi" premieres in Munich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 20 George Bernard Shaw's "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" premieres in London

  • Mar 24 "Census of the British Empire" shows Great Britain rules 1/5th of the world
  • Mar 27 Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Mar 30 68th Grand National: Aubrey Hastings wins aboard 20/1 shot Ascetic's Silver
  • Mar 31 GB Shaw's German version of "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in Berlin
  • Mar 31 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States is founded to set rules in amateur sports; becomes the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1910