1906 in History – What happened in year 1906

✅ Published on April 6th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1906 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
22 januaryThe SS Valencia was wrecked off the coast of Vancouver Island,British Columbia, Canada, in a location so treacherous it was known as the Graveyard of the Pacific.
10 februaryThe Royal Navy battleship HMS Dreadnought was launched,representing such a marked advance in naval technology that her name came to be associated with an entire generation of battleships.
18 marchRomanian inventor Traian Vuia became the first person to fly a heavier-than-air monoplane with an unassisted takeoff.
14 aprilThe Azusa Street Revival, the primary catalyst for the spread of Pentecostalism in the 20th century, opened in Los Angeles.
18 aprilA major earthquake and resulting fires devastated San Francisco, killing at least 3,000 people and leaving more than half of the city's population homeless.
26 mayBenjamin Peary Pal was born. Benjamin Peary Pal was the first Director of Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He was one of the foremost scientists in Wheat genetics and breeding. He was a bachelor and donated his property to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1987.
26 mayVauxhall Bridge in London opened, crossing the River Thamesbetween Vauxhall and Westminster.
27 mayMaharashtra sahitya parishad was established in Pune. Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad is a literary institution situated in the West Indian state of Maharashtra for the purpose of the "furtherance of Marathi language and literature”. The Encyclopedia of Indian Literature considers it as Marathi's first representative literary body.
26 juneThe first Grand Prix motor racing event held. The 1906 Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France, commonly known as the 1906 French Grand Prix, was a motor race held on 26 and 27 June 1906, on closed public roads outside the city of Le Mans. The Grand Prix was organized by the Automobile Club de France (ACF) at the prompting of the French automobile industry as an alternative to the Gordon Bennett races, which limited each competing country's number of entries regardless of the size of its industry.
27 june`Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad' established. Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad is a literary institution situated in the West Indian state of Maharashtra for the purpose of the "furtherance of Marathi language and literature". It was set up in Pune. The Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature considers it as Marathi's first representative literary body.
13 augustThe all black infantrymen of the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Regiment were accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer in Brownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence; allwere later dishonorably discharged.
16 augustAn estimated 8.2 MW earthquake hit Valparaíso, Chile, killing 3,886 people.
21 augustScandal rocked polite Virginia society when it was discovered that a local optician, a dentist, and a doctor performed an illegal abortion on a prominent woman. Miss Keener who had the abortion worked as a receptionist at Dr. Badgley’s dental office. Each of the doctors had to post a bond of $3,000 each and were to appear in court later.
20 septemberThe ocean liner RMS Mauretania, the largest and fastest ship inthe world at the time, was launched.
24 novemberA local newspaper accused members of two teams of conspiring todeliberately lose games, the first major scandal in American football.
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.
24 decemberReginald A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over the radio (Mass).
30 decemberThe All-India Muslim League, a political party in British India That developed into the driving force behind the creation of Pakistan asa Muslim state on the Indian subcontinent, was founded in Dhaka.
22 MayThe Wright brothers received a patent from the US for their flying machine.
22 JuneSweden adopted the national flag.
26 JuneThe first Grand Prix was held. This competition lasted 12 hours.
17 JulyClement Armand Falières was elected President of France.
03 SeptemberIndia's famous film actor Prithviraj Kapoor was born in Peshawar (now Pakistan).
11 SeptemberThe country's national father Mahatma Gandhi, for the first time, called 'Satyagraha', the non-violent movement that started the rights of Indians in South Africa.
16 SeptemberRoald Emundson of Norway discovered the magnetic south pole.
22 NovemberInternational radio telecommunications code was adopted, SOS service was introduced for emergencies.
06 AugustProminent freedom fighter Chittaranjan Das and other Congress leaders jointly started the publication of Vande Mataram newspaper.
16 AugustAn earthquake of 8.6 magnitude struck the South American country of Chile, killing about twenty thousand people.
30 DecemberThe All India Muslim League was established in Dhaka, which later demanded Pakistan.
07 MarchFinland got women the right to vote.


Famous birthdays in the year 1906:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 MayMary Astor / Actress / United States of America
03 OctoberNatalie Savage Carlson / Author / United States of America
04 NovemberSterling North / Author / United States of America
04 March Georges Ronsse / Cyclist / Belgium
05 February John Carradine / Actor / United States of America
06 OctoberTaffy O'Callaghan / Footballer / United Kingdom
10 NovemberJosef Kramer / Army Officer / Germany
10 SeptemberKarl Wien / Academic / Germany
12 NovemberGeorge Dillon / Poet / United States of America
14 JulyTom Carvel / Business Man / United States of America
17 NovemberRollie Stiles / Baseball Player / United States of America
18 OctoberJames Brooks / Painter / United States of America
18 SeptemberMaurice Maillot / Actor / France
22 JuneBilly Wilder / Producer / United States of America
22 AprilEric Fenby / Educator / United Kingdom
23 AugustZoltan Sarosy / Chess Player / Hungary
25 JulyJohnny Hodges / Saxophonist / United States of America
25 SeptemberPhyllis Pearsall / Painter / United Kingdom
27 OctoberEarle Cabell / Politician / United States of America
30 OctoberAlexander Gode / Linguist / Germany

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1906:

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