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
01 March Phạm Văn Đồng / Politician / Vietnam
04 OctoberMary Celine Fasenmyer / Mathematician / United States of America
05 February John Carradine / Actor / United States of America
08 February Chester Carlson / Lawyer / United States of America
13 DecemberLaurens van der Post / Author / United Kingdom
14 NovemberLouise Brooks / Actress / United States of America
15 OctoberVictoria Spivey / Writer / United States of America
15 OctoberHiram Fong / Politician / United States of America
17 OctoberPaul Derringer / Baseball Player / United States of America
17 MayZinka Milanov / Educator / United States of America
18 NovemberKlaus Mann / Writer / United States of America
20 February Gale Gordon / Actor / United States of America
21 March Jim Thompson / Business Man / United States of America
23 JulyVladimir Prelog / Chemist / Switzerland
24 OctoberAlexander Gelfond / Mathematician / Russia
24 JuneWillard Maas / Poet / United States of America
25 SeptemberVolfgangs Dārziņš / Composer / Latvia
27 SeptemberWilliam Empson / Poet / United Kingdom
27 OctoberKazuo Ohno / Educator / Japan
30 OctoberAlexander Gode / Linguist / Germany

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1906:

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

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