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Historical Events in November 1906

  • Nov 3 International Radiotelegraph Conference in Berlin selects "SOS" (· · · – – – · · ·) distress signal as the worldwide standard for help

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected NY Governor beating William Randolph Hearst

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
  • Nov 6 Chinese Government ministries are reorganized as part of the movement towards constitutional government; but in fact the Manchu princes retain control and there is little gain for the Chinese people

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Theodore Roosevelt is 1st US President to visit another country (Puerto Rico and Panama)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Nov 11 Ethel Smyth's "Standrecht" premieres in Leipzig
  • Nov 12 C W Gregory (NSW v Qld) starts day at 48*, is 366* at stumps
  • Nov 13 C W Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 v Queensland
  • Nov 14 US President Theodore Roosevelt visits Panama
  • Nov 17 11th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 18 Langdon Mitchell's "New York Idea" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 18 Anarchists bomb St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • Nov 19 London selected to host 1908 Olympics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 George Bernard Shaw's "Doctor's Dilemma" premieres in London

  • Nov 21 China prohibits the opium trade
  • Nov 22 Peter Stolypin, Prime Minister of Russia, introduces agrarian reforms allowing peasants to withdraw from the communes and take their share of land for private ownership
  • Nov 23 Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 28 Canadian Tommy Burns retains his world heavyweight boxing title after being pushed to a 20-round draw by "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien in Los Angeles, California

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns