September 1906 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Alberta adopts Mountain Standard Time
  • Sep 1 British New Guinea placed under Australian administration
  • Sep 1 Joseph Harris (Boston) & Jack Coombs (A's) pitch complete 24 inn game
  • Sep 1 The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) is established.
  • Sep 7 Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.

Event of Interest

Sep 11 Mahatma Gandhi coins the term "Satyagraha" to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa.

  • Sep 12 The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.
  • Sep 13 First airplane flight in Europe, Brazilian Alberto Santos-Dumont test flies his hybrid 14-bis plane (attached to a hydrogen balloon for take-off)

Historic Discovery

Sep 16 Douglas Mawson, Edgeworth David and Alistair Mackay claim to have discovered the Magnetic South Pole in Antarctica

  • Sep 18 A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong
  • Sep 20 Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle, England.
  • Sep 22 In New Zealand Domestic workers call for a 68-hour working week
  • Sep 22 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, kills 21
  • Sep 24 Prince George of Greece, convinced that he can no longer serve the cause of Crete, resigns as High Commissioner
  • Sep 25 John Galsworthy's "Silver Box" premieres in London
  • Sep 25 Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the Telekino at Bilbao before a great crowd, guiding a boat from the shore, considered the birth of the remote control
  • Sep 28 US troops reoccupy Cuba, stay until 1909
  • Sep 29 US intervenes in Cuba ousts dictator Estrada Palma
  • Sep 30 Real Academia Galega, Galician language biggest linguistic authority starts working in Havana

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 4 Han G. Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Ongerijmde life), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • Sep 6 Alexander Bodon, Hungarian-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • Sep 6 John Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)
  • Sep 8 Andrei Kirilenko, Russian member of Central Committee of Communist Party, born in Alexeyevka, Voronezh Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1990)
  • Sep 11 Roye England, creator and founder President of the Pendon Museum of Miniature Landscape and Transport, born in Perth, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Sep 16 Jack Churchill, British Army commando, born in Colombo, British Ceylon (d. 1996)
  • Sep 17 Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999, born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • Sep 17 J. R. [Junius Richard] Jayawardene, 2nd President of Sri Lanka (1978-89) and 7th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1977-78), born in Colombo, British Ceylon (d. 1996)
  • Sep 18 Semjon I. Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1972) [OS=Sept 5]
  • Sep 21 Henry Beachell, American plant breeder, born in Waverly, Nebraska (d. 2006)
  • Sep 22 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (commonly known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald"), born in Dresden, German Empire (d. 1967)
  • Sep 22 Phyllis Hartnoll, English writer and editor, born in Lyme Regis, England (d. 1997)
  • Sep 25 Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Belgian writer, born in Li├Ęge, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • Sep 25 Phyllis Pearsall, British painter and writer (A to Z Map Company), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Sep 27 Jim Thompson, American author (The Killer Inside Me), born in Anadarko, Oklahoma (d. 1977)
  • Sep 27 William Empson, English poet and critic (Milton's God), born in Hawdon, Yorkshire, England (d. 1984)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 5 Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (thermodynamics), dies at 62
  • Sep 19 Maria Georgina Grey, British writer and founder of the Girls' Day School Trust (b. 1816)
  • Sep 20 Robert R. Hitt, American politician (b. 1834)
  • Sep 21 Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator, dies at 72
  • Sep 23 Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist and politician (Mayor of Antwerp, 1892-1906; Member of Parliament, 1900-06), dies at 53