On This Day

November 1906 in History

Events in History

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

Election of Interest

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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 14 US President Theodore Roosevelt visits Panama
  • Nov 18 Langdon Mitchell's "New York Idea" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 18 Anarchists bomb St. Peter's Basilica in Rome

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

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Luchino Visconti, Italian director (The Leopard, Death in Venice), born in Milan (d. 1976)
  • Nov 2 Daniil Andreev, Russian writer, poet and Christian mystic, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • Nov 2 Bengt Edlén, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum, born in Gusum, Sweden (d. 2003)
  • Nov 4 Roswell Leavitt Gilpatric, American lawyer and diplomat, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Nov 5 George Trevelyan, British educational pioneer and a founding father of the New Age movement, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Nov 5 Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (dirty-snowball theory), born in Red Oak, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • Nov 7 Eugene Carson Blake, US Secretary-General of World Council of Churches (1966-72), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • Nov 7 Jan Vercammen, Flemish author and chief inspector LO (Primary Education), born in Temse, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • Nov 7 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar) (d. 1995)
  • Nov 9 Arthur Rudolph, German rocket engineer, born in Meiningen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Nov 10 Josef Kramer, German concentration camp Commandant dubbed "The Beast of Belsen", born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)
  • Nov 13 Eva Zeisel, American industrial designer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • Nov 14 Louise Brooks, silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora's Box)
  • Nov 15 Curtis E Le May, air force general/VP candidate
  • Nov 17 Soichiro Honda, Japanese engineer, founder and CEO of Honda Motor Co, born in Hamamatsu, Japan (d, 1991)

George Wald

Nov 18 George Wald, American physiologist and biologist (Nobel Prize 1967, vitamin A in retina), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

  • Nov 18 Klaus Mann, German-American author (Mephisto), born in Munich (d. 1949)
  • Nov 18 Alec Issigonis, Greek-British automotive designer who designed the Mini, born in Smyrna, Ottoman Empire (d. 1988)
  • Nov 24 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)
  • Nov 30 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/husband of English prince George

Deaths in History

  • Nov 4 John H. Ketcham, American politician (b. 1832)
  • Nov 9 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor of Ukkel, dies at 64
  • Nov 14 Hendrik Jan Schimmel, Dutch writer and dramatist (2 Tudors), dies at 83
  • Nov 22 Ernst Josephson, Swedish painter, dies at 55