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 SeptemberEleanor Hibbert / Author / United Kingdom
02 NovemberDaniil Andreyev / Poet / Russia
05 SeptemberRalston Crawford / Painter / United States of America
06 AugustVic Dickenson / Trombonist / United States of America
07 January Bobbi Trout / Pilot / United States of America
07 NovemberEugene Carson Blake / Educator / United States of America
08 AprilRaoul Jobin / Educator / Canada
09 AprilRafaela Aparicio / Actress / Spain
09 AprilAntal Doráti / Composer / United States of America
10 February Lon Chaney / Actor / United States of America
16 OctoberLeón Klimovsky / Actor / Argentina
16 MayErnie McCormick / Cricketer / Australia
19 JuneWalter Rauff / Army Officer / Germany
20 January Aristotle Onassis / Shipping Magnate / Greece
21 March André Filho / Writer / Brazil
22 AprilEric Fenby / Educator / United Kingdom
28 March Murray Adaskin / Violinist / Canada
29 January Joe Primeau / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
30 MayBruno Gröning / Author / Germany
30 DecemberCarol Reed / Director / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1906:

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

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