Historical Events in October 1906

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 2 Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs American challenger 'Fireman' Jim Flynn in 15 rounds to retain his title in Los Angeles, California

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Oct 3 US regime names Charles Magoon, governor of Cuba
  • Oct 3 William Vaughan Moody's "Great Divide" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 4 Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburg Pirates, 4-0 to end MLB season at 116-36 with .763 winning percentage; unmatched since
  • Oct 6 The Majlis of Iran convened for the first time.
  • Oct 8 Karl Nessler demonstrates first 'permanent wave' for hair in London
  • Oct 11 White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game
  • Oct 11 San Francisco Board of Education orders segregation in separate schools of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean children sparking diplomatic crisis
  • Oct 14 All Chicago World Series, 1st AL victory, White Sox win 4 games to 2 Cubs losers share of $439.50 is lowest for World Series

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Oct 19 Frederick Winslow Taylor is awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Pennsylvania

Mechanical Engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor
Mechanical Engineer
Frederick Winslow Taylor
  • Oct 20 Dr Lee DeForest demonstrated his electrical vacuum tube (radio tube)
  • Oct 22 3000 blacks demonstrate & riot in Philadelphia

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Oct 22 Henry Ford becomes President of Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford

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Oct 25 Georges Clémenceau succeeds Ferdinand Sarien as Prime Minister of France

Prime Minister of France Georges Clémenceau
Prime Minister of France
Georges Clémenceau
  • Oct 25 US inventor Lee de Forest patents "Audion", a 3-diode amplification valve which proved a pioneering development in radio & broadcasting
  • Oct 28 Belgian-British "Union Minière du Haut Katanga" mining company created in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Oct 31 George Bernard Shaw's "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in NYC