On This Day

Historical Events in 1906 (Part 2)

  • Nov 19 London selected to host 1908 Olympics

Theater Premiere

Nov 20 George Bernard Shaw's play "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

Boxing 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

  • Dec 1 German Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt (Capt of K√∂penick) 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 US President Theodore Roosevelt is the 1st American awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Prize

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

  • Dec 11 US President Theodore Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo
  • Dec 12 Oscar Straus, 1st Jewish US government member, appointed Secretary of Commerce
  • Dec 13 German chancellor Bernhard von Bulow 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 French, British and Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia
  • Dec 31 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Christchurch, NZ: All-NZ final; Antony Wilding beats Francis Fisher 6-0, 6-4, 6-4