Events in year of 1906

  • 01-04South Africa beat England by one wicket, their 1st Test win
  • 01-121st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)
  • 01-12Football rules committee legalizes forward pass
  • 01-131st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile
  • 01-27Rudolf Gundersen skates world record 500m at 44.8 seconds
  • 01-29Coen de King skates world record time: 32,370 km
  • 01-31Strongest instrumentally recorded earthquake, Colombia, 8.6 Richter
  • 02-011st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas
  • 02-02Pope encyclical against separation of church and state
  • 02-09Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising
  • 02-10State of siege proclaimed in Zululand
  • 02-12George Cohans musical "George Washington, " premieres in New York City
  • 02-15British Labour Party organizes
  • 02-19WK Kellogg and Ch Bolin found Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company
  • 02-22Black evangelist William J Seymour arrives in Los Angeles, California
  • 02-23Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 02-27France and Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides
  • 03-03Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France
  • 03-06Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
  • 03-06Heavy storm bursts dike flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands
  • 03-06Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Soc of Civil Engineers
  • 03-07Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor
  • 03-08Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Smiths Falls (Ont) in 2 games
  • 03-10Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres France
  • 03-10London Underground opens Bakeroo line (Baker Street to Waterloo Line)
  • 03-12Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast
  • 03-14Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club forms
  • 03-15Brits Rolls, Royce and Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd
  • 03-17President Theodore Roosevelt uses term "muckrake"
  • 03-17Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Silver 7, although both winning a game, Montreal outscores Ottawa 12-10

People born in year of 1906

  • 01-01Frank Stack: Canada -- Speed skater (1932 Olympics - Bronze Medalist)
  • 01-03Roman Brandstaetter: Writer
  • 01-05Kathleen Kenyon: 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho
  • 01-06Benedict Vilakazi: South Africa -- Poet / educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
  • 01-06Jaap Wagemaker [Adrian B]: Dutch sculptor
  • 01-08Jan A H J S Bruins Slot: Dutch founder illegal Trouw / MP (ARP)
  • 01-08Serge Poliakoff: Russian / French painter / guitarist
  • 01-11Albert Hofmann: Switzerland -- Chemist (discovered LSD)
  • 01-11Johannes Paul Thilman: Composer
  • 01-11Robert Nesbitt: Impresario
  • 01-12Tex Ritter: Texas, United States -- Country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind)
  • 01-13Maxime Jacob: Composer
  • 01-14Walter Knape: Composer
  • 01-14William Bendix: NYC, New York -- Actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley)
  • 01-15Aristotle Onassis: Greece -- Rich shipping magnate
  • 01-15Rezso Kokai: Composer
  • 01-16Clement Greenberg: Art critic
  • 01-16Diana Winyard: London, England -- Actress (Cavalcade)
  • 01-18Hans Aeschbacher: Switzerland -- Sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)
  • 01-19Lanny Ross: Seattle, Washington -- Radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show)
  • 01-21Fred Fehl: Austrian / US Broadway photographer
  • 01-21John Putz: Journalist
  • 01-22Robert E[rvin] Howard: United States -- Sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror)
  • 01-22Willa B Brown [Coffey]: US black air pioneer (NAAA)
  • 01-23Bob Steele: Pendleton, Oregon -- Actor (Duffy-F Troop, Big Sleep)
  • 01-24Norman Cook: Museum curator
  • 01-27Radames Gnattali: Composer
  • 01-28Allan Walker: Actor / writer (Red Buttons Show)
  • 01-28Harry van Kruiningen [Henri A Janssen]: Painter / graphic artist
  • 01-29Franciscus Hin: Holland, Netherlands -- Yachtsman (1920 Olympics - Gold Medalist)

People died in year of 1906

  • 01-01Joseph Miroslav Weber: Composer, dies at 51
  • 01-25Joseph Wheeler II: Confederate General, dies at 70
  • 01-25Pierre L Goossens: Belgian Archbishop of Malines / Cardinal, dies at 78
  • 01-29Christaan IX: King of Denmark (1893-1906)
  • 02-09Paul Laurence Dunbar: Black dialect poet, dies at 33 in Dayton, Ohio
  • 02-18Willem Doorenbos: Literary / critic, dies at 85
  • 02-23Johann Hoch: US murderer, executed
  • 02-25Anton Stepanovich Arensky: Russian Composer / conductor c t, dies at 44
  • 02-26Manuel Fernandez Caballero: Composer, dies at 70
  • 03-10Eugen Richter: German MP (Liberal), dies at 67
  • 03-13Susan B[rownell] Anthony: American suffragist, dies at 85
  • 03-15Alfred Gilpin Jones: Lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06), dies at 81
  • 03-17Carlos Calvo: Argentina diplomat (Calvo Clause), dies at 82
  • 03-22Martin Wegelius: Finnish musicologist / composer, dies at 59
  • 03-30Betsy Perk [Christina E]: Journalist / writer / feminist, dies at 73
  • 04-06Alexander L Kielland: Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57
  • 04-11Georgi Apollonovitch Gapon: Rus-orthodox clergyman / tsarist agent
  • 04-11James A Bailey: Circus showman (Barnum & Bailey), dies at 58
  • 04-19Pierre Curie: French physicist / chemist (Nobel 1903)
  • 04-20Australian wombat; oldest known marsupial: Dies in London Zoo at 26
  • 04-25John Knowles Paine: US composer, dies at 67
  • 05-23Henrik Johan Ibsen: Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78
  • 05-30William Yeates Hurlstone: Composer, dies at 30
  • 05-31Hermann Schell: German Theologist (Gott und Geist), dies at 56
  • 05-31King Alfonso XIII: Assassinated in Madrid
  • 06-07Johan P Van de Kellen: Stamp cutter / lithographer, dies at 74
  • 06-08Christian Frederik Emil Horneman: Composer, dies at 65
  • 06-11Heinrich Hart: German writer (Das Lied der Menschheit), dies at 50
  • 06-17Harry N Pillsbury: US chess player
  • 06-17William Dale: International legal consultant

Events in year of 1907

  • 01-01President Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day
  • 01-06Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)
  • 01-12Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal
  • 01-153-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee De Forest
  • 01-15Gold dental inlays 1st described by Wm Taggart, who invented them
  • 01-21Kenora Thistles sweep Mont Wanderers in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 01-23Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American US senator
  • 01-25Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to National Institute of Arts & Letters
  • 01-261st federal corrupt election practices law passed
  • 02-11Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, 322 die
  • 02-13English suffragettes storm British Parliament and 60 women are arrested
  • 02-141st US fox hound association forms in New York City
  • 02-21SS Berlin sinks off Hoek van Holland Netherlands (142 dead)
  • 02-221st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London
  • 02-25US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic
  • 02-26Royal Oil and Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
  • 02-26US Congress raised their own salaries to $7500
  • 03-02General Louis Botha named Premier of Transvaal
  • 03-051st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
  • 03-091st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana
  • 03-15Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote
  • 03-21US invades Honduras
  • 03-25Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
  • 04-11New York Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards
  • 04-12Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns
  • 04-17Ellis Island, New York - 11,745 immigrants arrive
  • 04-18Fairmont Hotel opens
  • 04-1911th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24
  • 04-26Jamestown, Va Tercentenary Exposition opens
  • 05-01Belgium government of De Trooz forms

People born in year of 1907

  • 01-01Erich Schmid: Composer
  • 01-02Edward Albert Radice: Economist
  • 01-02Salvador Ley: Composer
  • 01-03Anna May Wong: Los Angeles, California -- Actress (Impact, Study in Scarlet)
  • 01-05Anton Ingolic: Slavic author (After Splavih, After Prelomu)
  • 01-07Nicanor Zabaleta: San Sebastian, Spain -- Harpist
  • 01-12Sergei Korolev: Scientist
  • 01-13Sabine Zlatin: Nurse
  • 01-14Derek Richter: British neuro chemist (Aspects of learning & memory)
  • 01-16Alexander Knox: Canada -- Actor (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind)
  • 01-16Phillip Humphrey Vellacott: Classicist
  • 01-17Henk H Badings: Bandung, Indonesia -- Dutch opera composer (Orestes)
  • 01-18Janos Ferencsik: Budapest, Hungary -- Conductor (Budapest Opera)
  • 01-19Lillian Harvey: London, England -- Actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
  • 01-20Roy Welensky: Premier (Rhodesia / Nyasaland 1956-63)
  • 01-22Marie Dressler: Actress (Anna Christie, Dinner at 8)
  • 01-23Dan Duryea: White Plains, New York -- Actor (Pride of the Yankees)
  • 01-23Hediki Yukawa: Japan -- Physicist (Nobel 1949)
  • 01-24Alfonse Vranckx: Belgian lawyer / politician
  • 01-24Maurice Couve de Murville: France -- Premier of France Premier (1968-69)
  • 01-26Eddie Ballantine: Chicago, Illinois -- Orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club)
  • 01-28Constantin Regamey: Composer
  • 02-01Alan Strode Campbell Ross: Professor (coined the terms U & non-U)
  • 02-01John Canaday: Art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios)
  • 02-01Mozart Camargo Guarnieri: Composer
  • 02-02Bernardas Brazdzionis: Lithuania -- Poet / editor / critic
  • 02-03James A Michner: NYC, New York -- Writer (South Pacific, Hawaii, Space)
  • 02-05Jan Klaasesz: Dutch Governor Suriname (1949-56)
  • 02-05Norton Simon: Business executive (Simon & Schuster)
  • 02-05Pierre E J Pflimlin: Premier France

People died in year of 1907

  • 01-01Cyrill Kistler: Composer, dies at 58
  • 01-03Josef Foerster: Composer, dies at 73
  • 01-07Anton Urspruch: Composer, dies at 56
  • 01-08Theodoor Verstraete: Flemish Painter / etcher, dies at 57
  • 01-14Karl von Perfall: Composer, dies at 82
  • 02-02Dmitri I Mendelejev: Russian chemist (Periodic Table), dies at 72
  • 02-05Ludwig Thuille: Composer, dies at 45
  • 02-08Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom: Chemist (fasenleer), dies at 52
  • 02-11Peter J Savelberg: Dutch Limbourg monastery founder, dies at 80
  • 02-13Marcel Bertrand: French mine engineer, dies at 59
  • 02-17Henry Olcott: Co-founder (Theosophical Society-Madras)
  • 02-17Henry Steel Olcott: US co-founder (Theosophist Society), dies at 74
  • 02-20[Ferdinand-Frederic-]Henri Moissan: Chemist (Nobel 1906), dies at 54
  • 02-24Otto Goldschmidt: Composer, dies at 77
  • 03-07Victor Alphonse Duvernoy: Composer, dies at 64
  • 03-11Nikola Petkow: Premier (Bulgaria), murdered
  • 03-19Thomas Bailey Aldrich: US writer (Stillwater Tragedy), dies at 70
  • 03-23Constantine P Pobedonostsev: Russian reactionary senator, dies at 79
  • 03-28Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg: Composer, dies at 65
  • 04-05Anton G van Hamel: Founder (Roman philosphy in Netherlands), dies at 65
  • 04-26Pietro Plantania: Composer, dies at 79
  • 05-11John Albert Delany: Composer, dies at 54
  • 05-12J K Huysmans: Writer, dies at 59
  • 06-04Agathe Grondahl: Composer, dies at 59
  • 06-09Manuel Estrada Vabrera: President Guatemala, murdered
  • 06-14A Adolf Daens: Belgian priest / politician (CVP)
  • 06-15William Le Baron Jenney: US architect
  • 07-05Maria Anna Mahler: Gustav Mahlers eldest daughter, dies at 5
  • 07-07James McGranahan: Composer, dies at 67
  • 07-19Hector H Malot: French lawyer / Author (Alone in the World), dies at 77