April 1906 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 2 South Africa complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England
  • Apr 5 St Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland"
  • Apr 7 Act of Algeciras drawn between Moroccan police & banking business
  • Apr 7 Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
  • Apr 13 Mutiny on Portuguese battleships Dom Carlos & Vasco da Gama

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 14 US President Theodore Roosevelt denounces "muckrakers" in US press, taken from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Apr 15 The Armenian organization AGBU is established.
  • Apr 18 Calvinist Reformed Union in Neth Church forms in Utrecht

CommunicationSan Francisco Earthquake of 1906

Apr 18 San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 while destroying 75% of the city

  • Apr 18 The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement
  • Apr 19 Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail
  • Apr 19 SF Earthquake ends killing 452
  • Apr 26 Motion pictures begin regular showings at the Orpheum Theater in Honolulu, Hawaii

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 3 Kathleen Tillotson, Emeritus Professor of English (Bedford College)
  • Apr 5 Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist
  • Apr 5 Lord Buckley, American monologist (d. 1960)
  • Apr 6 Virginia Hall [Goillot], American spy with British Special Operations during WWII (1940-1966), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1982)
  • Apr 8 Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea)
  • Apr 9 Todd Naylor "Hugh" Gaitskell, MP (Labour)
  • Apr 10 Kathleen Major, principal (St Hilda's College, England)
  • Apr 11 Dale Messick [Dalia Messick], American cartoonist (Brenda Starr), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2005)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 13 Samuel Beckett, Irish novelist and playwright (Waiting for Godot, Nobel 1969), born in Foxrock, Ireland (d. 1989)

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 14 Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia (1964-75), born in Riyadh, Emirate of Nejd and Hasa (d. 1975)

  • Apr 15 Susan Walker, vice CEO (WRVS)
  • Apr 16 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, Dutch peace activist
  • Apr 16 Marion Lloyd Vince, American fencer (National champ 1928, 31), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 17 M Rooi, editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily)
  • Apr 17 Sidney R. Garfield, American physician (d. 1984)
  • Apr 18 Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poetess (Life with JC Bloem)
  • Apr 18 Edgar Unsworth, Justice of Appeals (Gibralter)
  • Apr 21 Tom Burns, British-Chilean publisher and editor, born in Chile (d. 1995)
  • Apr 22 Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, second in line to the Swedish throne (d. 1946)
  • Apr 23 Maria Arnoldo, [Adrianus Broeders], photographer/writer
  • Apr 24 William Joyce, Irish fascist (d. 1946)
  • Apr 25 Sally Salminen, writer
  • Apr 25 William J. Brennan, Jr, American Supreme Court judge (1956-90), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • Apr 27 Mark Alexander Abrams, market researcher
  • Apr 27 Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (d. 1966)
  • Apr 28 Bartholomeus J "Bart" Bok, Dutch/US astronomer (Milky Way)
  • Apr 28 Pierre [Louis] Boileau, novelist (Vertigo), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 28 Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician (d. 1978)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 6 Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57
  • Apr 8 Auguste D, First recorded Alzheimer's victim (b. 1950)
  • Apr 11 Georgi Apollonovitch Gapon, Rus-orthodox clergyman/tsarist agent, dies
  • Apr 11 James A Bailey, circus showman (Barnum & Bailey), dies at 58
  • Apr 11 Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (b. 1839)
  • Apr 18 Luis Martín, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1846)
  • Apr 19 Pierre Curie, French physicist (Nobel 1903) and husband of Marie Curie, dies in a cart accident at 46
  • Apr 20 Australian wombat; oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26