1906 in History
January 1 Dutch law makes driver's license mandatory
January 4 South Africa beat England by one wicket, their 1st Test win
January 6 Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs," premieres in Paris
January 12 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100
January 12 Football rules committee legalizes forward pass
January 13 1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile
January 16 Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)
January 19 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!," premieres in Berlin
January 25 Del Valle Inclans "El Marques de Bradomin," premieres in Madrid
January 27 Rudolf Gundersen skates world record 500m at 44.8 sec
January 29 Coen de King skates world record time: 32,370 km
January 31 Strongest instrumentally recorded earthquake, Colombia, 8.6 Richter
February 1 1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas
February 1 English Minister of Foreign affairs Edward Grey's wife Dorothy fatally injured
February 2 Pope encyclical against separation of church and state
February 9 Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising
February 10 Britain's 1st modern and largest battleship "HMS Dreadnought" launched
February 10 State of siege proclaimed in Zululand
February 12 George Cohan's musical "George Washington," premieres in New York City
February 15 British Labour Party organizes
February 17 Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice marries in the White House
February 19 Will Keith Kellogg found Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co.
February 22 Black evangelist William J. Seymour arrives in Los Angeles California
February 23 Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
February 27 France and Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides
February 28 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Queen's U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
March 3 Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France
March 6 Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
March 6 Heavy storm bursts dike flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands
March 6 Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Soc of Civil Engineers
March 7 Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor
March 8 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Smiths Falls (Ont) in 2 games
March 10 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"
March 10 Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres France
March 10 London Underground opens Bakeroo line (Baker Street to Waterloo Line)
March 12 Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast
March 14 Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club forms
March 15 Brits Rolls, Royce and Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd.
March 17 President Theodore Roosevelt uses term "muckrake"
March 17 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Silver 7, although both winning a game, Montreal outscores Ottawa 12-10
March 19 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's "Quattro Rusteghi," premieres in Munich
March 20 George B. Shaws "Captain Brassbound's Conversion," premieres in London
March 24 "Census of the British Empire" shows England rules 1/5 of the world
March 29 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Kenora Thisles in 2 games
March 31 GB Shaws German version of "Caesar and Cleopatra," premieres in Berlin"
April 2 South Africa complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England
April 5 St. Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland"
April 6 1st animated cartoon copyrighted
April 7 Act of Algeciras drawn between Moroccan police and banking business
April 9 3rd modern Olympic games opens in Athens
April 11 Einstein introduces his Theory of Relativity
April 13 Mutiny on Portuguese battleships Dom Carlos and Vasco da Gama
April 14 President Theodore Roosevelt denounces "muckrakers" in U.S. press
April 18 8.25 earthquake shakes San Francisco California
April 18 Calvinist Reformed Union in Netherlands Church forms in Utrecht
April 18 San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 and destroys 75% of city
April 19 10th Boston Marathon won by Tim Ford of Mass in 2:45:45
April 19 Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail
April 22 10th anniversary Olympic games open at Athens, Greece
April 22 New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls
April 26 1st motion pictures shown in Hawaii
May 1 Phillie's John Lush no-hits Brooklyn Dodgers, 6-0
May 2 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8
May 3 British-controlled Egypt takes Sinai peninsula from Turkey
May 6 "Temporary" permit to erect overhead wires on Market St. SF
May 8 Philadelphia A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield and hits 2 home runs
May 10 Russia's Duma (Parliament) meets for 1st time
May 13 Bezalel Art School opens in Jerusalem
May 14 Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising
May 15 New York Giants' Hooks Wiltse strikes out 4 batters in 1 inning
May 17 Switzerland's Simpion Tunnel open to rail traffic
May 19 Federated Boys' Club (Boys' Club of America) organizes
May 19 Italian King Victor Emmanuel and Swiss president open Simplon tunnel
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 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 the aeroplane
May 25 After 20 straight losses, Boston Americans win vs. Chicago White Sox 3-0
May 26 Archaeological Institute of America forms
May 27 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen
May 28 Shields/Cobbs musical "His honor, the Mayor," premieres in New York City
May 30 40th Belmont: Lucien Lyne aboard Burgomaster wins in 2:20
May 31 Attack on King Alfonso XIII and Victoria von Battenberg in Madrid
June 3 Belgian King Leopold II calls Congo his private possession
June 7 Chicago Cubs score 11 in 1st inning, beating New York Giants 19-0
June 7 Famous Cunard passenger liner Lusitania launches
June 9 Boston Beaneaters (NL) end 19-game losing streak beat Cards 6-3
June 14 Pogrom against Jews in Bialystok, Polish Russia
June 22 Hakon VII crowned king of Norway
June 26 Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)
June 29 12th U.S. Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 295 at Onwentsia Club Ill
June 30 John Hope becomes 1st black president of Morehouse College
June 30 Pure Food and Drug Act and Meat Inspection Act adopted
July 2 Yankees win by forfeit, for their 1st time
July 4 Great Britain, France and Italy grant Independence to Ethiopia
July 12 Alfred Dreyfus found innocent in France
July 15 Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam
July 20 Bkln Dodger Mal Eason no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 2-0
July 23 Pogroms against Jews in Oddessa
July 28 Yankees turn triple-play, beat Cleveland 6-4
August 1 Bkln Dodger Harry McIntire no-hits Pitts for 10 2/3 loses in 13th
August 2 Chicago White Sox begin AL record 19 game win streak
August 3 Washington National's pitcher Tom Hughes hits home run to win his own game 1-0 in 10th
August 10 Pope Pius X bans Associations cults
August 13 Black soldiers raid Brownsville Texas
August 13 Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning
August 15 1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago
August 16 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000
August 22 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
August 23 Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Washington Senators
August 23 Cuba's 1st president Tomas Estrada Palma asks for U.S. intervention
August 24 Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
August 29 Bridge in St. Lawrence Canada caves in; 70 die
August 29 William J. Clothier wins the U.S. Tennis Open
August 30 Hal Chase became 1st Yank to hit 3 triples in a game
August 30 New York Highlander Joe Doyle debuts pitching back-to-back shut-outs
September 1 Alberta adopts Mountain Standard Time
September 1 British New Guinea becomes Australian Papua New Guinea
September 1 Joseph Harris (Boston) and Jack Coombs (A's) pitch complete 24 inn game
September 1 New York Highlanders win 6th game in 3 days from Washington (3 straight DHs)
September 1 Papua placed under Australian administration
September 3 Yankees win 2nd game on a forfeit over A's; 2nd forfeit win
September 4 New York Highlanders win 5th straight doubleheader
September 5 1st legal forward pass (Brandbury Robinson to Jack Schneider)
September 13 1st airplane flight in Europe
September 16 Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon
September 16 Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole
September 17 Playing as "Sullivan," Columbia U jr Eddie Collins debuts with A's
September 21 Yankee 1st baseman Hal Chase's 22 put-outs ties record
September 24 St. Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game
September 24 V Herbert and H Blossom's musical "Red Mill," premieres in New York City
September 25 John Galsworthy's "Silver Box," premieres in London
September 26 Pitts Lefty Leifield no-hits Phillies, 8-0 in 6 inning game
September 28 U.S. troops reoccupy Cuba, stay until 1909
September 29 U.S. intervenes in Cuba ousts dictator Estrada Palma
October 1 Hugh Jennings resigns as Baltimore manager to take over at Detroit in 1907
October 2 Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
October 3 SOS adopted as warning signal by 1st conference on wireless telegraphy
October 3 U.S. regime names Charles Magoon, governor of Cuba
October 3 William Vaughan Moody's "Great Divide," premieres in New York City
October 4 Chicago Cubs win their 116th game (116-36 .763) of year
October 5 Henry Mathewson (New York Giants, Christy's brother) walks 14 men
October 8 Karl Nessler demonstrates 1st 'permanent wave' for hair, in London
October 11 San Francisco begins school for "Asians"
October 11 White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game
October 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
October 19 Georges Chemenceau succeeds Sarien premier of France
October 20 Dr. Lee DeForest demonstrated his electrical vacuum tube (radio tube)
October 22 3,000 blacks demonstrate and riot in Philadelphia
October 25 U.S. inventor Lee de Forest patents "Audion," a 3-diode amplification valve which proved a pioneering development in radio and broadcasting
October 28 Belgian-British "Union Minstry of Haut-Katanga" begins
October 31 George Bernard Shaw's "Caesar and Cleopatra," premieres in New York City
November 6 Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected New York Governor beats William Randolph Hearst
November 9 T. Roosevelt is 1st President to visit other countries (P Rico and Panama)
November 11 Ethel Smyth' "Standrecht," premieres in Leipzig
November 12 C W Gregory (NSW vs. Qld) starts day at 48*, is 366* at stumps
November 13 C W Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 vs. Queensland
November 14 Roosevelt becomes 1st U.S. President to visit a foreign country (Panama)
November 18 Langdon Mitchells "New York Idea," premieres in New York City
November 19 London selected to host 1908 Olympics
November 20 George Bernard Shaws "Doctor's Dilemma," premieres in London
November 21 China prohibits opium trade
November 22 International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help
November 23 Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy
November 28 Tommy Burns and Jack O'Brien fight to a draw in 20 for hw boxing title
December 1 Cinema Omnia Pathe, world's 1st cinema, opens (Paris)
December 1 Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt (Captain of Kopenick) sentenced to 4 yrs
December 4 Alpha Phi Alpha, 1st Black Greek Letter Fraternity, forms
December 5 British government-Balfour resigns
December 9 NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed U.S. Senate commission on the Congo
December 10 President Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize
December 11 U.S. president Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo
December 12 Oscar Straus, 1st Jewish government member, appointed Secretary of Commerce
December 13 German chancellor Bernhard von Bulow disbands the Parliament
December 20 Venezuela (under vice-president Gomez) attacks Dutch fleet
December 24 Reginald A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over radio (Mass)
December 27 1st annual meeting of American Sociological Society, Providence, RI
December 28 Ecuador adopts its constitution
December 29 Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906)
December 30 Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy
December 31 French/British/Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia