1906 in History – What happened in year 1906

In history, year 1906 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1906.

Know what happened in 1906:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
13 AugustThe all black infantrymen of the U.S. Army's 25th InfantryRegiment were accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a whitepolice officer in Brownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence; allwere later dishonorably discharged.
15 DecemberThe Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway, a14.17-kilometre (8.80 mi) long deep-level underground tube railwayconnecting Hammersmith and Finsbury Park, London, opened.
18 March Romanian inventor Traian Vuia became the first person to fly a heavier-than-air craft with an unassisted takeoff.
20 SeptemberThe ocean liner RMS Mauretania (pictured), the largest andfastest ship in the world at the time, was launched.
26 MayVauxhall Bridge in London opened, crossing the River Thamesbetween Vauxhall and Westminster.
14 AprilThe Azusa Street Revival, the primary catalyst for the spreadof Pentecostalism in the 20th century, opened in Los Angeles.
16 AugustAn estimated 8.2 MW earthquake hit Valparaíso, Chile, killing3,886 people.
18 AprilA major earthquake and resulting fires devastated San Francisco(damage pictured), killing at least 3,000 people and leaving more thanhalf of the city's population homeless.
18 MarchRomanian inventor Traian Vuia became the first person to fly aheavier-than-air monoplane with an unassisted takeoff.
24 NovemberA local newspaper accused members of two teams of conspiring todeliberately lose games, the first major scandal in American football.
30 DecemberThe All-India Muslim League, a political party in British Indiathat developed into the driving force behind the creation of Pakistan asa Muslim state on the Indian subcontinent, was founded in Dhaka.
20 SeptemberThe ocean liner RMS Mauretania, the largest and fastest ship inthe world at the time, was launched.
10 FebruaryThe Royal Navy battleship HMS Dreadnought was launched,representing such a marked advance in naval technology that her namecame to be associated with an entire generation of battleships.
22 JanuaryThe SS Valencia was wrecked off the coast of Vancouver Island,British Columbia, Canada, in a location so treacherous it was known asthe Graveyard of the Pacific.
18 MarchRomanian inventor Traian Vuia became the first person to fly a heavier-than-air monoplane with an unassisted takeoff.
26 MayVauxhall Bridge in London opened, crossing the River Thames between Vauxhall and Westminster.
26 JuneThe 1906 French Grand Prix, the first Grand Prix motor racing competition, was held outside Le Mans.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1906:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 JuneJosephine Baker / Actress / France
04 MayCharles Exbrayat / Writer / France
04 SeptemberMax Delbrück / Academic / United States of America
05 AugustWassily Leontief / Academic / United States of America
05 February John Carradine / Actor / United States of America
06 MayAndré Weil / Academic / France
08 MayRoberto Rossellini / Writer / Italy
08 AprilRaoul Jobin / Educator / Canada
13 AugustArt Shires / Baseball Player / United States of America
13 February Agostinho da Silva / Author / Portugal
14 JulyWilliam H. Tunner / General / United States of America
15 JuneGordon Welchman / Author / United Kingdom
16 MayAlfred Pellan / Painter / Canada
17 NovemberRollie Stiles / Baseball Player / United States of America
20 SeptemberVera Faddeeva / Mathematician / Russia
21 March John D. Rockefeller III / Philanthropist / United States of America
22 AprilEddie Albert / Actor / United States of America
25 NovemberAlice Ambrose / Philosopher / United States of America
25 DecemberErnst Ruska / Academic / Germany
28 AugustJohn Betjeman / Poet / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1906:

YearName / Profession / Country
03 NovemberPrithviraj Kapoor / Actor / India
04 AugustYashwant Singh Parmar / Politician / India
15 JulyR. S. Mugali / Poet / India
01 OctoberS. D. Burman / Singer / India
22 JanuaryJayantilal Chhotalal Shah / Lawyer / India
18 SeptemberKaka Hathrasi / Poet / India
23 MayPran Nath Thapar / Soldier / India
23 JulyChandra Shekhar Azad / Activist / India
23 JulyChandra Shekhar Azad / Freedom Fighter / India
10 OctoberR. K. Narayan / Author / India
10 JanuaryPanampilli Govinda Menon / Politician / India
30 MarchKodandera Subayya Thimayya / Soldier / India

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