Historical Events for Year 1906
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Jan 1st - Dutch law makes driver's license mandatory
Jan 1st - The poll tax of £1 per head on all adult male inhabitants of Natal, South Africa, except indentured Indians and married Blacks, imposed by the Natal parliament in 1905, becomes payable.
Jan 4th - South Africa beat England by one wicket, their 1st Test win
Jan 6th - Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs," premieres in Paris
Jan 8th - A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
Jan 12th - 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)
Jan 12th - Football rules committee legalizes forward pass
Jan 12th - Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet (which included amongst its members H.H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election.
Jan 13th - 1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile
Jan 16th - -Apr 13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)
Jan 19th - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!," premieres in Berlin
Jan 22nd - SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
Jan 25th - Del Valle Inclans "El Marqués de Bradomin," premieres in Madrid
Jan 27th - Rudolf Gundersen skates world record 500m at 44.8 sec
Jan 29th - Coen de King skates world record time: 32,370 km
Jan 31st - Strongest instrumentally recorded earthquake, Colombia, 8.6 Richter
Feb 1st - 1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas
Feb 1st - Dorothy Grey, wife of British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey fatally injured
Feb 2nd - Pope encyclical against separation of church & state
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann Feb 8th - Without warning, Japanese torpedo boats make a night attack on Russian ships near the naval base at Port Arthur, Manchuria; there is confusion because no deceleration of war was given
Feb 9th - Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising
Feb 10th - British battleship HMS Dreadnought launched after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with revolutionary design
Feb 10th - State of siege proclaimed in Zululand
Feb 12th - George Cohans musical "George Washington," premieres in NYC
Feb 15th - British Labour Party founded
Feb 18th - Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été à La Montagne," premieres in Paris
Feb 19th - WK Kellogg & Ch Bolin find Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co
Feb 22nd - Black evangelist William J Seymour arrives in LA Calif
Feb 23rd - Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
Feb 27th - France & Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides
Feb 28th - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Queen's U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
Mar 3rd - Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France
Mar 6th - Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
Mar 6th - Heavy storm bursts dike flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands
Mar 6th - Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers
Mar 7th - Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor
Mar 8th - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Smiths Falls (Ont) in 2 games
Mar 10th - 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"
Mar 10th - Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres France
Mar 10th - Baker Street & Waterloo Railway opens, constructed by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. The contraction Bakerloo became the official name in July 1906.
Mar 12th - Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast
Mar 14th - Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club forms
Mar 15th - Britons Rolls, Royce & Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd
Mar 17th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Silver 7, although both winning a game, Montreal outscores Ottawa 12-10
Mar 17th - The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity is founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Mar 19th - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's "Quattro Rusteghi" premieres in Munich
Playwright George Bernard Shaw Mar 20th - George Bernard Shaw's "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" premieres in London
Mar 24th - "Census of the British Empire" shows Britain rules 1/5 of the world
Mar 27th - Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Mar 29th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Kenora Thisles in 2 games
Mar 31st - GB Shaw's German version of "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in Berlin
Apr 2nd - South Africa complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England
Apr 5th - St Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland"
Apr 6th - 1st animated cartoon copyrighted
Apr 7th - Act of Algeciras drawn between Moroccan police & banking business
Apr 7th - Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
Apr 9th - 3½th modern Olympic games opens in Athens (4/22 NS)
Apr 13th - Mutiny on Portuguese battleships Dom Carlos & Vasco da Gama
Apr 14th - US President Theodore Roosevelt denounces "muckrakers" in US press, taken from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress
Apr 15th - The Armenian organization AGBU is established.
Apr 18th - 8.25 earthquake shakes SF Calif
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt Apr 18th - Calvinist Reformed Union in Neth Church forms in Utrecht
Apr 18th - San Francisco earthquake & fire kills nearly 4,000 & destroy 75% of city
Apr 18th - The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
Apr 19th - 10th Boston Marathon won by Tim Ford of Mass in 2:45:45
Apr 19th - Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail
Apr 19th - SF Earthquake ends killing 452
Apr 22nd - 10th anniversary Olympic games open at Athens, Greece
Apr 22nd - New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls
Apr 26th - 1st motion pictures shown in Hawaii
May 1st - Phillies' John Lush no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 6-0
May 2nd - 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8
May 3rd - British-controlled Egypt takes Sinai peninsula from Turkey
May 6th - "Temporary" permit to erect overhead wires on Market Street, San Francisco
May 8th - Phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
May 10th - Russian Duma (Parliament) meets for 1st time
May 10th - Italian King Victor Emmanuel & Swiss president Ludwig Forrer open Simplon tunnel
May 13th - Bezalel Art School opens in Jerusalem
May 14th - Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising
May 15th - NY Giants' Hooks Wiltse strikes out 4 batters in 1 inning
May 17th - Switzerland's Simplon Tunnel open to rail traffic
May 19th - Federated Boys' Club (Boys' Club of America) organizes
May 19th - Portugal's King Carlos I names Joao Franco premier
May 21st - Louis H Perlman patents a demountable tire carrying rim for cars
May 22nd - 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece
May 22nd - 31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45
May 22nd - Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane
May 25th - After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0
May 26th - Archaeological Institute of America forms
May 26th - Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
May 27th - 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen
May 28th - Shields/Cobbs musical "His honor, the Mayor" premieres in NYC
May 30th - 40th Belmont: Lucien Lyne aboard Burgomaster wins in 2:20
May 31st - Attack on King Alfonso XIII & Victoria of Battenberg in Madrid
Jun 3rd - Belgian King Leopold II claims Congo as his private possession
Jun 6th - Paris Métro Line 5 is inaugurated with a first section from Place d'Italie to the Gare d'Orléans (today known as Gare d'Austerlitz).
Jun 7th - Chicago Cubs score 11 in 1st inning, beating NY Giants 19-0
Jun 7th - Famous Cunard passenger liner Lusitania launches
Jun 9th - Boston Beaneaters (NL) end 19-game losing streak beat Cards 6-3
Jun 14th - Pogrom against Jews in Bialystok, Polish Russia
Jun 18th - 6th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)
Jun 22nd - Haakon VII crowned king of Norway
Jun 26th - Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)
Jun 29th - 12th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 295 at Onwentsia Club Ill
Jun 30th - John Hope becomes 1st black president of Morehouse College
Jun 30th - Pure Food & Drug Act & Meat Inspection Act adopted
Jul 2nd - Yanks win by forfeit for the 1st time
Jul 4th - Great Britain, France & Italy grant Independence to Ethiopia
Jul 5th - 23rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats M Bundy (6-3 9-7)
Jul 5th - 30th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats F Riseley (6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3)
Jul 11th - The Gillette-Brown murder inspires Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy.
Jul 12th - Alfred Dreyfus found innocent in France
Jul 15th - Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam
Jul 20th - Bkln Dodger Mal Eason no-hits St Louis Cards, 2-0
Jul 23rd - Pogroms against Jews in Oddessa
Jul 28th - Yankees turn triple-play, beat Cleveland 6-4
Aug 1st - Bkln Dodger Harry McIntire no-hits Pitts for 10 2/3 loses in 13th
Aug 2nd - Chicago White Sox begin AL record 19 game win streak
Aug 3rd - Wash Natl's pitcher Tom Hughes hits HR to win his own game 1-0 in 10th
Aug 10th - Pope Pius X bans Associations cults
Aug 13th - Black soldiers raid Brownsville Texas
Aug 13th - Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning
Aug 15th - 1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago
Aug 16th - -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000
Aug 22nd - 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
Aug 23rd - Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Wash Senators
Aug 23rd - Cuba's 1st president Tomés Estrada Palma asks for US intervention
Aug 24th - Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
Aug 29th - Bridge in St Lawrence Canada caves in; 70 die
Aug 29th - William J Clothier wins the US Tennis Open
Aug 30th - Hal Chase became 1st Yank to hit 3 triples in a game
Aug 30th - NY Highlander Joe Doyle debuts pitching back-to-back shut-outs
Sep 1st - Alberta adopts Mountain Standard Time
Sep 1st - British New Guinea placed under Australian administration
Sep 1st - Joseph Harris (Boston) & Jack Coombs (A's) pitch complete 24 inn game
Sep 1st - NY Highlanders win 6th game in 3 days from Wash (3 straight DHs)
Sep 1st - The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) is established.
Sep 3rd - Phila Giants win Negro Championship Cup in Phila before 10,000 fans
Sep 3rd - Yanks win 2nd game on a forfeit over A's; 2nd forfeit win
Sep 4th - NY Highlanders win 5th straight doubleheader
Sep 5th - 1st legal forward pass (Brandbury Robinson to Jack Schneider)
Sep 7th - Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi Sep 11th - Mahatma Gandhi coins the term "Satyagraha" to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa.
Sep 12th - The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.
Sep 13th - 1st airplane flight in Europe
Sep 16th - Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon
Sep 16th - Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole
Sep 17th - Playing as "Sullivan," Columbia U jr Eddie Collins debuts with A's
Sep 18th - A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
Sep 20th - Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle, England.