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Notable Historical Events - 1906

1906Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

1906Tsar Nicolas II of Russia claims right to legislate by decree and restricts the power of the Duma (Russian Parliament)

1906President Theodore Roosevelt visits Panama

1906Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dismisses his moderate Prime Minister Witte and appoints Ivan Goremykin, a conservative bureaucrat

1906Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!," premieres in Berlin

1906George Bernard Shaw's "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in NYC

1906George Bernard Shaw's "Doctor's Dilemma" premieres in London

1906Henry Ford becomes President of Ford Motor Company

1906Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1906Theodore Roosevelt is 1st US President to visit other countries (Puerto Rico and Panama)

1906George Bernard Shaw's "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" premieres in London

1906Pres Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1906US President Theodore Roosevelt denounces "muckrakers" in US press, taken from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress

1906Tommy Burns & Jack O'Brien fight to a draw in 20 for hw boxing title

1906Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected NY Gov beats William Randolph Hearst

1906US Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act; these laws owe much to the expose journalism of the period (Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle' in particular)

1906 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Dutch law makes driver's license mandatory 
Jan 1
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 2
W H Carrier recieves a US patent for the world's first air conditioner 
Jan 4
South Africa beat England by one wicket, their 1st Test win 
Jan 6
Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs," premieres in Paris 
Jan 8
A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people. 
Jan 10
The British and French begin consultations on military and naval issues 
Jan 12
1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26) 
Jan 12
Football rules committee legalizes forward pass 
Jan 12
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 13
1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile 
Jan 16
-Apr 13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco) 
Jan 19
Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!," premieres in Berlin 
Jan 22
SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130. 
Jan 25
Del Valle Inclans "El Marqués de Bradomin," premieres in Madrid 
Jan 27
Rudolf Gundersen skates world record 500m at 44.8 sec 
Jan 29
Coen de King skates world record time: 32,370 km 
Jan 31
Strongest instrumentally recorded earthquake, Colombia, 8.6 Richter 
Feb 1
1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas 
Feb 1
Dorothy Grey, wife of British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey fatally injured 
Feb 2
Pope encyclical against separation of church & state 
Feb 8
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 9
Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising 
Feb 10
British battleship HMS Dreadnought launched after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with revolutionary design 
Feb 10
State of siege proclaimed in Zululand 
Feb 12
George Cohans musical "George Washington," premieres in NYC 
Feb 15
British Labour Party founded 
Feb 18
Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été à La Montagne," premieres in Paris 
Feb 19
WK Kellogg & Ch Bolin found Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co (later Kelloggs) 
Feb 22
Black evangelist William J Seymour arrives in LA Calif 
Feb 23
Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title 
Feb 24
Tomas Estrada Palma defeats Jose Gomez in the election for president of Cuba, but Gomez and his followers refuse to accept results and sponsor an uprising 
Feb 27
France & Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides 
Feb 28
Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Queen's U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games 
Mar 3
Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France 
Mar 6
Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance 
Mar 6
Heavy storm bursts dike flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands 
Mar 6
Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers 
Mar 7
Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor 
Mar 8
Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Smiths Falls (Ont) in 2 games 
Mar 10
1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine" 
Mar 10
Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres France 
Mar 10
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 12
Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast 
Mar 14
Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club forms 
Mar 15
Britons Rolls, Royce & Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd 
Mar 17
Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Silver 7, although both winning a game, Montreal outscores Ottawa 12-10 
Mar 17
The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity is founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. 
Mar 19
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's "Quattro Rusteghi" premieres in Munich 
Mar 20
George Bernard Shaw's "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" premieres in London 
Mar 24
"Census of the British Empire" shows Britain rules 1/5 of the world 
Mar 27
Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba 
Mar 29
Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Kenora Thisles in 2 games 
Mar 31
GB Shaw's German version of "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in Berlin 
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 6
1st animated cartoon copyrighted 
Apr 7
Act of Algeciras drawn between Moroccan police & banking business 
Apr 7
Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples. 
Apr 9
3½th modern Olympic games opens in Athens (4/22 NS) 
Apr 13
Mutiny on Portuguese battleships Dom Carlos & Vasco da Gama 
Apr 14
US President Theodore Roosevelt denounces "muckrakers" in US press, taken from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress 
Apr 15
The Armenian organization AGBU is established. 
Apr 18
8.25 earthquake shakes SF Calif 
Apr 18
Calvinist Reformed Union in Neth Church forms in Utrecht 
Apr 18
San Francisco earthquake & fire kills nearly 4,000 & destroy 75% of city 
Apr 18
The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement. 
Apr 19
10th Boston Marathon won by Tim Ford of Mass in 2:45:45 
Apr 19
Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail 
Apr 19
SF Earthquake ends killing 452 
Apr 22
10th anniversary Olympic games open at Athens, Greece 
Apr 22
New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls 
Apr 26
1st motion pictures shown in Hawaii 
May 1
Phillies' John Lush no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 6-0 
May 2
32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8 
May 2
Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dismisses his moderate Prime Minister Witte and appoints Ivan Goremykin, a conservative bureaucrat 
May 3
British-controlled Egypt takes Sinai peninsula from Turkey 
May 6
"Temporary" permit to erect overhead wires on Market Street, San Francisco 
May 6
Tsar Nicolas II of Russia claims right to legislate by decree and restricts the power of the Duma (Russian Parliament) 
May 8
Phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs 
May 10
Russian Duma (Parliament) meets for 1st time 
May 10
Italian King Victor Emmanuel & Swiss president Ludwig Forrer open Simplon tunnel 
May 13
Bezalel Art School opens in Jerusalem 
May 14
Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising 
May 15
NY Giants' Hooks Wiltse strikes out 4 batters in 1 inning 
May 17
Switzerland's Simplon Tunnel open to rail traffic 
May 19
Federated Boys' Club (Boys' Club of America) organizes 
May 19
Portugal's King Carlos I names Joao Franco premier 
May 21
Louis H Perlman patents a demountable tire carrying rim for cars 
May 21
The US and Mexico sign an agreement over distribution of the waters of the Rio Grande, increasingly diverted to the US for irrigation 
May 22
10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece 
May 22
31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45 
May 22
Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane 
May 22
A British garrison leaves Esquimalt, on the Pacific coast, after a military occupation that began in 1858: these were the last British soldiers stationed in Canada 
May 25
After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0 
May 26
Archaeological Institute of America forms 
May 26
Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London. 
May 27
1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen 
May 28
Shields/Cobbs musical "His honor, the Mayor" premieres in NYC 
May 30
40th Belmont: Lucien Lyne aboard Burgomaster wins in 2:20 
May 31
Attack on King Alfonso XIII & Victoria of Battenberg in Madrid 
Jun 3
Belgian King Leopold II claims Congo as his private possession 
Jun 5
Determined to keep pace with Britain as a major naval power, the German Reichstag passes new navy legislation, increasing the total tonnage in Germany's fleet 
Jun 6
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 7
Chicago Cubs score 11 in 1st inning, beating NY Giants 19-0 
Jun 7
Famous Cunard passenger liner Lusitania launches 
Jun 9
Boston Beaneaters (NL) end 19-game losing streak beat Cards 6-3 
Jun 14
Pogrom against Jews in Bialystok, Polish Russia 
Jun 18
6th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0) 
Jun 22
Haakon VII crowned king of Norway 
Jun 26
Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France) 
Jun 29
12th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 295 at Onwentsia Club Ill 
Jun 29
US Congress pass the Hepburn Act, permitting the regulation of rates charged by railroads, pipelines, and terminals engaged in interstate commerce 
Jun 30
John Hope becomes 1st black president of Morehouse College 
Jun 30
US Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act; these laws owe much to the expose journalism of the period (Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle' in particular) 
Jul 2
Yanks win by forfeit for the 1st time 
Jul 4
Great Britain, France, and Italy declare independence of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), but all lay claim to their own 'spheres of influence' in that land 
Jul 5
23rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats M Bundy (6-3 9-7) 
Jul 5
30th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats F Riseley (6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3) 
Jul 11
The Gillette-Brown murder inspires Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy. 
Jul 12
Alfred Dreyfus found innocent in France 
Jul 15
Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam 
Jul 17
Clement Armand Fallieres is elected President of France, but power lies with George Clemenceau 
Jul 20
Bkln Dodger Mal Eason no-hits St Louis Cards, 2-0 
Jul 23
Pogroms against Jews in Oddessa 
Jul 28
Yankees turn triple-play, beat Cleveland 6-4 
Aug 1
Brooklyn Dodger Harry McIntire no-hits Pitts for 10 2/3 loses in 13th 
Aug 2
Chicago White Sox begin AL record 19 game win streak 
Aug 3
Wash Natl's pitcher Tom Hughes hits HR to win his own game 1-0 in 10th 
Aug 10
Pope Pius X bans Associations cults 
Aug 13
Black soldiers raid Brownsville Texas 
Aug 13
Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning 
Aug 15
1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago 
Aug 15
Kind Edward VII of Britain visits Kaiser Wilhelm in Germany to discuss the escalating rivalry between their nations' naval forces 
Aug 16
-17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000 
Aug 22
1st Victor Victrola manufactured 
Aug 23
Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Wash Senators 
Aug 23
Cuba's 1st president Tomés Estrada Palma asks for US intervention 
Aug 24
Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game 
Aug 29
Bridge in St Lawrence Canada caves in; 70 die 
Aug 29
William J Clothier wins the US Tennis Open 
Aug 30
Hal Chase became 1st Yank to hit 3 triples in a game 
Aug 30
NY Highlander Joe Doyle debuts pitching back-to-back shut-outs 
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
NY Highlanders win 6th game in 3 days from Wash (3 straight DHs) 
Sep 1
The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) is established. 
Sep 3
Phila Giants win Negro Championship Cup in Phila before 10,000 fans 
Sep 3
Yanks win 2nd game on a forfeit over A's; 2nd forfeit win 
Sep 4
NY Highlanders win 5th straight doubleheader 
Sep 5
1st legal forward pass (Brandbury Robinson to Jack Schneider) 
Sep 7
Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully. 
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
1st airplane flight in Europe 
Sep 16
Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon 
Sep 16
Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole 
Sep 17
Playing as "Sullivan," Columbia University jr Eddie Collins debuts with A's 
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 21
Yankee 1st baseman Hal Chase's 22 put-outs ties record 
Sep 22
Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, kills 21 
Sep 22
In New Zealand, Domestic workers call for a 68-hour working week 
Sep 24
St Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game 
Sep 24
V Herbert & H Blossom's musical "Red Mill" premieres in NYC 
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
In the presence of the king and before a great crowd, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the Remote control. 
Sep 26
Pitts Lefty Leifield no-hits Phillies, 8-0 in 6 inning game 
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. 
Oct 1
Hugh Jennings resigns as Balt manager to take over at Detroit in 1907 
Oct 2
Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Oct 3
SOS adopted as warning signal by 1st conference on wireless telegraphy 
Oct 3
US regime names Charles Magoon, governor of Cuba 
Oct 3
William Vaughan Moody's "Great Divide" premieres in NYC 
Oct 4
Chicago Cubs win their 116th game (116-36 .763) of year 
Oct 5
Henry Mathewson (NY Giants, Christy's brother) walks 14 men 
Oct 6
The Majlis of Iran convened for the first time. 
Oct 8
Karl Nessler demonstrates first 'permanent wave' for hair in London 
Oct 11
White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game 
Oct 11
San Francisco Board of Education orders segregation in separate schools of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean children sparking diplomatic crisis 
Oct 14
All Chicago World Series, 1st AL victory, White Sox win 4 games to 2 Cubs losers share of $439.50 is lowest for World Series 
Oct 20
Dr Lee DeForest demonstrated his electrical vacuum tube (radio tube) 
Oct 22
3000 blacks demonstrate & riot in Phila 
Oct 22
Henry Ford becomes President of Ford Motor Company 
Oct 25
Georges Clemenceau succeeds Ferdinand Sarien premier of France 
Oct 25
US inventor Lee de Forest patents "Audion", a 3-diode amplification valve which proved a pioneering development in radio & broadcasting 
Oct 28
Belgian-British "Union Minière du Haut Katanga" mining company created in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo 
Oct 31
George Bernard Shaw's "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in NYC 
Nov 6
Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected NY Gov beats 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 
Nov 9
Theodore Roosevelt is 1st US President to visit other countries (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 13
C W Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 v Queensland 
Nov 14
President Theodore Roosevelt visits Panama 
Nov 18
Langdon Mitchells "New York Idea" premieres in NYC 
Nov 19
London selected to host 1908 Olympics 
Nov 20
George Bernard Shaw's "Doctor's Dilemma" premieres in London 
Nov 21
China prohibits opium trade 
Nov 22
International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help 
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 
Nov 23
Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy 
Nov 28
Tommy Burns & Jack O'Brien fight to a draw in 20 for hw boxing title 
Dec 1
Cinema Omnia Pathe, world's 1st cinema, opens (Paris) 
Dec 1
Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt (Capt of Köpenick) sentenced to 4 yrs 
Dec 4
Alpha Phi Alpha, 1st Black Greek Letter Fraternity, forms 
Dec 5
British government of Balfour resigns 
Dec 6
The British grant Transvaal self-government 
Dec 9
NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo 
Dec 10
Pres Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize 
Dec 11
US president Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo 
Dec 12
Oscar Straus, 1st Jewish government member, appointed Sec 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 A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over radio (Mass) 
Dec 27
1st annual meeting of American Sociological Society, Providence, RI 
Dec 28
Ecuador adopts its constitution 
Dec 29
Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906) 
Dec 30
Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy 
Dec 30
The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan. 
Dec 31
French/British/Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia 
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