The Info List - 1906

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was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar, the 1906th year of the Common Era
Common Era
(CE) and Anno Domini
Anno Domini
(AD) designations, the 906th year of the 2nd millennium, the 6th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1900s decade. As of the start of 1906, the Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar
was 13 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.


1 Events

1.1 January–February 1.2 March–April 1.3 May–June 1.4 July–August 1.5 September–October 1.6 November–December 1.7 Date unknown

2 Births

2.1 January–February 2.2 March–April 2.3 May–June 2.4 July–August 2.5 September 2.6 October 2.7 November–December

3 Deaths

3.1 January–June 3.2 July–December

4 Nobel Prizes 5 References 6 Sources 7 Further reading

Events[edit] January–February[edit]

January 12 – Persian Constitutional Revolution: A nationalistic coalition of merchants, religious leaders and intellectuals in Persia forces the shah to grant a constitution, and establish a national assembly, the Majlis. January 16– April 7 – The Algeciras Conference
Algeciras Conference
convenes, to resolve the First Moroccan Crisis
First Moroccan Crisis
between France
and Germany. January 22 – The SS Valencia strikes a reef off Vancouver Island, Canada, killing over 100 (officially 136) in the ensuing disaster. January 31 – The Ecuador–Colombia earthquake (8.8 on the Moment magnitude scale), and associated tsunami, cause at least 500 deaths. February 10 – HMS Dreadnought is launched, sparking a naval race between Britain and Germany. February 11 Pope Pius X
Pope Pius X
publishes the encyclical Vehementer Nos, denouncing the 1905
French law on the Separation of the Churches and the State. February 11 – Two British £1-per-head tax collectors are killed near Richmond, Natal, sparking the Bambatha Rebellion.[1]

January 31: Ecuador
earthquake (8.6).


March 10

Courrières mine disaster: An explosion in a coal mine in France
kills 1,060. The London Underground's Baker Street and Waterloo Railway
Baker Street and Waterloo Railway

March 18 – In France, Romanian inventor Traian Vuia
Traian Vuia
becomes the first person to achieve an unassisted takeoff in a heavier-than-air powered monoplane, but it is incapable of sustained flight. April 7 Mount Vesuvius
Mount Vesuvius
erupts, and devastates Naples. April 14 – The Azusa Street Revival, the primary catalyst for the revival of Pentecostalism
this century, opens in Los Angeles. April 18 – The San Francisco
San Francisco
Earthquake (estimated magnitude 7.8) on the San Andreas Fault
San Andreas Fault
destroys much of San Francisco, California, killing at least 3,000, with 225,000–300,000 left homeless, and $350 million in damages. April 23 – In Tsarist Russia, the Fundamental Laws are announced at the first state Duma.

The ruins of San Francisco
San Francisco
following the April 18 earthquake and later fires


– Jack London's novel White Fang
White Fang
begins serialization, in the American magazine Outing. May
27 – The first inmates are moved to the Culion leper colony, by the American Insular Government of the Philippine Islands. May
29 – Karl Staaff
Karl Staaff
steps down as Prime Minister of Sweden, over the issue of expanded voting rights. He is replaced by right-wing naval officer and public official Arvid Lindman. June 7 – Cunard liner RMS Lusitania is launched in Glasgow, as the world's largest ship. June 26 – The first Grand Prix is held in Le Mans, France. June 30 – The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906
Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906
is signed into law by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
(effective January 1, 1907).


July 1 – Sporting CP, a well known football club in Portugal, is founded.[citation needed] July 6 – The Second Geneva Convention
Second Geneva Convention
meets. July 12 Alfred Dreyfus
Alfred Dreyfus
is exonerated. He is reinstalled in the French Army on July 21, thus ending the Dreyfus affair. August 4 – The first Imperial German Navy
Imperial German Navy
submarine, U-1, is launched. August 16 – A magnitude 8.2 earthquake in Valparaíso, Chile
leaves approximately 20,000 dead. August 22 – The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, is manufactured. August 23 – Unable to control a rebellion, Cuban President Tomás Estrada Palma requests United States intervention. This leads to the Second Occupation of Cuba, which lasts until 1909.


September 11 Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi
coins the term Satyagraha, to characterize the nonviolence movement in South Africa. September 12 – The Newport Transporter Bridge
Newport Transporter Bridge
is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar. September 18 – A typhoon and tsunami kill an estimated 10,000 in Hong Kong.[2] September 30 – The first Gordon Bennett Cup in ballooning
Gordon Bennett Cup in ballooning
is held, starting in Paris. The winning team, piloting the balloon United States, lands in Fylingdales, Yorkshire, England. October 1 – The Grand Duchy of Finland
Grand Duchy of Finland
becomes the first nation to include the right of women to stand as candidates, when it adopts universal suffrage. October 6 – The Majlis of Iran convenes for the first time. October 11 – A United States diplomatic crisis with Japan arises, when the San Francisco
San Francisco
public school board orders Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools (it is resolved by next year). October 16 – Imposter Wilhelm Voigt
Wilhelm Voigt
impersonates a Prussian officer, and takes over the city hall in Köpenick
for a short time. October 23 – An aeroplane of Alberto Santos-Dumont
Alberto Santos-Dumont
takes off at Bagatelle in France, and flies 60 meters (200 feet). This is the first officially recorded powered flight in Europe. October 28 – The Union Minière du Haut Katanga, a Belgian mining trust, is created in the Congo.


November 3 SOS
becomes an international distress signal. November 22 – Russian Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin
Pyotr Stolypin
introduces agrarian reforms, aimed at creating a large class of land-owning peasants. December 4 Alpha Phi Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha
fraternity forms at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; it is the first Black Greek-lettered collegiate order of its kind. December 15 – The London Underground's Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway opens. December 24 Reginald Fessenden
Reginald Fessenden
makes the first radio broadcast: a poetry reading, a violin solo, and a speech, from Brant Rock, Massachusetts. December 26
December 26
– The world's first feature film, The Story of the Kelly Gang, is first shown, at the Melbourne Athenaeum
Melbourne Athenaeum
in Australia. December 30 – The All-India Muslim League
All-India Muslim League
is founded as a political party in Dhaka
in the British Raj; it becomes a driving force for the creation of an independent Pakistan.

Date unknown[edit]

The BCG vaccine
BCG vaccine
for tuberculosis is first developed. Richard Oldham argues that the Earth has a molten interior. Construction begins on the modern-day Great Mosque of Djenné. The Simplo Filler Pen Company is founded, later to become the Montblanc Company in Germany. HaRishon Le Zion-Yafo Association is officially founded as a sports club in Palestine, predecessor of Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel).[citation needed]

Births[edit] January–February[edit]

John Carradine

Clyde Tombaugh

Puyi, Last Emperor of China

Nazim al-Kudsi

January 6 – Walter Battiss, South African artist (d. 1982) January 11 – Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist (d. 2008) January 13 – Zhou Youguang, Chinese linguist (d. 2017) January 14 – William Bendix, American film, radio, and television actor (d. 1964) January 15 – Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate (d. 1975) January 16 – Diana Wynyard, English actress (d. 1964) January 21 – Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007) January 22 – Robert E. Howard, American author (d. 1936) February 4

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German religious, resistance leader (d. 1945) Clyde Tombaugh, American astronomer (d. 1997)

February 5 – John Carradine, American actor (d. 1988) February 7

Puyi, Last Emperor of China (d. 1967) Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)

February 8 – Chester Carlson, American physicist, inventor (d. 1968) February 10

Lon Chaney Jr., American actor (d. 1973) Erik Rhodes, American actor and singer (d. 1990)

February 14 – Nazim al-Kudsi, 26th Prime Minister of Syria
Prime Minister of Syria
and 14th President of Syria
President of Syria
(d. 1998) February 17

Mary Brian, American actress (d. 2002) Galo Plaza, 29th President of Ecuador
(d. 1987)

February 18 – Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician (d. 1980) February 22 – Helge Kjærulff-Schmidt, Danish actor (d. 1982) February 26 – Madeleine Carroll, British actress (d. 1987) February 28 – Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)


Bea Benaderet

Samuel Beckett

Tony Accardo

March 1

Phạm Văn Đồng, Prime Minister of Vietnam (d. 2000) Abdus Sattar, 8th President of Bangladesh (d. 1985)

March 6 – Lou Costello, American actor (d. 1959) March 7 – Elmar Lipping, Estonian statesman, soldier (d. 1994) March 8 – Victor Hasselblad, Swedish inventor, photographer (d. 1978) March 12 – Yin Shun, Chinese Buddhist master (d. 2005) March 16 – Francisco Ayala, Spanish writer (d. 2009) March 17 – Brigitte Helm, German film actress (d. 1996) March 19

Adolf Eichmann, German war criminal (d. 1962) Roy Roberts, American actor (d. 1975)

March 20 – Ozzie Nelson, American actor, director and producer (d. 1975) March 21 – Jim Thompson, American businessman (disappeared 1967) March 25 – A. J. P. Taylor, English historian (d. 1990) March 26

Rafael Méndez, Mexican trumpet player (d. 1981) Ronald Urquhart, British general (d. 1968)

March 31 – Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979) April 1 – Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev, Russian engineer, airplane designer (d. 1989) April 4 – Bea Benaderet, American actress (d. 1968) April 6 – Luis Alberti, Dominican Republic musician (d. 1976) April 9 – Antal Doráti, Hungarian conductor (d. 1988) April 13 – Samuel Beckett, Irish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1989) April 14 – Broda Otto Barnes, American medical researcher (d. 1988) April 22 – Eddie Albert, American actor (d. 2005) April 24 – William Joyce, Irish-American World War II
World War II
Nazi propaganda broadcaster ("Lord Haw-Haw") (d. 1946) April 25

Joel Brand, Hungarian rescue worker (d. 1964) William J. Brennan Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (d. 1997) A. W. Haydon, American inventor (d. 1982)

April 28

Kurt Gödel, Austrian logician, mathematician, and philosopher of mathematics (d. 1978) Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (d. 1999) Tony Accardo, American gangster (d. 1992)


Mary Astor

Roberto Rossellini

Josephine Baker

Ernst Boris Chain

Maria Goeppert-Mayer

1 – Clarence Matthews, American supercentenarian (d. 2017) May
2 – Philippe Halsman, Latvian-born American photographer (d. 1979) May
3 – Mary Astor, American actress and writer (d. 1987) May
6 – André Weil, French mathematician (d. 1998) May
7 – Jon Lormer, American actor (d. 1986) May
8 – Roberto Rossellini, Italian director (d. 1977) May

Jacqueline Cochran, American aviator (d. 1980) Richard Arvin Overton, oldest surviving American veteran (World War II) Ethel Weed, American promoter of Japanese women's rights (d. 1975)

15 – Humberto Delgado, Portuguese general, politician (d. 1965) May
16 – Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuelan writer (d. 2001) May
17 – Jack Carr, American actor and animator (d. 1967) May

Bruce Bennett, American athlete, actor (d. 2007) Jimmy MacDonald, Scottish-American sound effects artist, voice actor (d. 1991)

20 – Giuseppe Siri, Italian Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
cardinal (d. 1989) May
23 – Lucha Reyes, Mexican singer (d. 1944) May
27 – Buddhadasa, Buddhist monk (d. 1993) May
29 – T. H. White, British writer (d. 1964) May
30 – Bruno Gröning, German faith healer (d. 1959) June 3 – Josephine Baker, American-born French entertainer (d. 1975) June 4 – Ivan Knunyants, Soviet chemist (d. 1990) June 6 – Max August Zorn, German-born American mathematician (d. 1993) June 12 – Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977) June 15 – Léon Degrelle, Belgian fascist (d. 1994) June 17

James H. Flatley, American admiral, aviator (d. 1958) Olli Ungvere, Estonian actress (d. 1991)

June 19 – Ernst Boris Chain, German-born British biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979) June 21 – Grete Sultan, German-American pianist (d. 2005) June 22

Natsu Kazato, Japanese supercentenarian Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author, aviator (d. 2001) Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American screenwriter, film director and producer (d. 2002)

June 24

George Alexander Gale, Canadian politician (d. 1997) Pierre Fournier, French cellist (d. 1986)

June 26

Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer, teacher, sculptor, and artist (d. 2008) Ralph S. Johnson, American aviation pioneer, politician (d. 2010) M. P. Sivagnanam, Indian politician (d. 1995)

June 27 – Catherine Cookson, English author (d. 1998) June 28

Mazie Ford, American supercentenarian Yoshimi Ueda, Japanese basketball player, administrator (d. 1996) Maria Goeppert-Mayer, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)

June 29 – Heinz Harmel, German officer (d. 2000) June 30 – Marie-Renee Gautier, French supercentenarian (d. 2017)


Alberto Lleras Camargo

Vladimir Prelog

John Huston

John Betjeman

Joaquín Balaguer

July 1

Ivan Neill, British Army officer (d. 2001) Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician, academic (d. 1992)

July 2

Henrietta Cecilia "Maude" Mingo-Wilson, Canadian supercentenarian (d. 2017) Károly Kárpáti, Hungarian Jewish wrestler (d. 1996) Hans Bethe, German-born American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005) Séra Martin, French middle-distance runner (d. 1993)

July 3

George Sanders, British actor (d. 1972) Alberto Lleras Camargo, Colombian politician, 20th President of Colombia (d. 1990)

July 4

Kiichi Inoue, Japanese supercentenarian (d. 2017) Vincent Schaefer, American chemist, meteorologist (d. 1993)

July 7

Arcenio Cobba Balcazar, Peruvian-Italian supercentenarian Hugh McMahon, Scottish footballer (d. 1997) Helene Johnson, African-American poet (d. 1995) William Feller, Croatian-born mathematician (d. 1970) Satchel Paige, American baseball player (d. 1982)

July 8

Madeleine Dailland, French supercentenarian (d. 2016) Philip Johnson, American architect (d. 2005)

July 9 – Roy Leaper, Australian rules footballer (d. 2002) July 10 – Ad Liska, American baseball pitcher (d. 1998) July 11 – Herbert Wehner, German politician (d. 1990) July 12 – Pietro Tordi, Italian actor (d. 1990) July 14 – Stanley Devenish Meares, Australian obstetrician, gynaecologist (d. 1994) July 16

Anne Brasz-Later, Dutch supercentenarian Ernestine Garst, American supercentenarian Irene Dutton, American supercentenarian Misako Kurosawa, Japanese supercentenarian Vincent Sherman, American director, actor (d. 2006) James Still, American poet, novelist and folklorist (d. 2001) Ichimaru, Japanese singer (d. 1997)

July 17

Marie-Louise Taterode, French supercentenarian Reatha Robinson, American supercentenarian Leonila Garcia, 8th First Lady
First Lady
of the Philippines (d. 1994) Dunc Gray, Australian track cyclist (d. 1996)

July 18

Sidney Darlington, American engineer (d. 1997) S. I. Hayakawa, Canadian-born American academic, politician (d. 1992) Speed Webb, American jazz drummer, territory band leader (d. 1994)

July 21 – Caroline Smith, American diver (d. 1994) July 22 – Mortimer Lamazon, Guyanese supercentenarian July 23 – Vladimir Prelog, Croatian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998) August 5

Joan Hickson, British actress (d. 1998) John Huston, American film director, screenwriter, and actor (d. 1987) Wassily Leontief, Russian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)

August 6 – Mary Niceswanger, American supercentenarian August 14 – Horst P. Horst, German photographer (d. 1999) August 17 – Marcelo Caetano, Prime Minister of Portugal
Prime Minister of Portugal
(d. 1980) August 19 – Philo Farnsworth, American inventor (d. 1971) August 21 – Friz Freleng, American cartoon director (d. 1995) August 23 – Zoltan Sarosy, Canadian chess master (d. 2017) August 26 – Albert Sabin, Polish-American medical researcher (d. 1993) August 27 – Ed Gein, American serial killer (d. 1984) August 28 – John Betjeman, English poet (d. 1984) August 30 – Joan Blondell, American actress (d. 1979)


Max Delbrück

José Figueres Ferrer

September 1

Joaquín Balaguer, Dominican politician, writer (d. 2002) Franz Biebl, German composer (d. 2001) Eleanor Burford, English writer (d. 1993)

September 2 – Barbara Jo Allen, American actress (d. 1974) September 4 – Max Delbrück, German biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1981) September 6 – Luis Federico Leloir, French-born Argentine chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1987) September 8 – Andrei Kirilenko, Soviet politician (d. 1990) September 12 – Lee Erwin, American television writer (d. 1972) September 17 – J. R. Jayewardene, President of Sri Lanka (d. 1996) September 25

José Figueres Ferrer, President of Costa Rica (d. 1990) Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (d. 1975)

September 27 – William Empson, English poet, critic (d. 1984)


Janet Gaynor

Léopold Sédar Senghor

October 6 – Janet Gaynor, American Academy Award-winning actress (d. 1984) October 9 – Léopold Sédar Senghor, President of Senegal (d. 2001) October 10 – Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Narayan, Indian novelist (d. 2001) October 14

Imam Hassan al-Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (d. 1949) Hannah Arendt, German political theorist (d. 1975)

October 19 – Bandō Mitsugorō VIII, Japanese actor (d. 1975) October 23 – Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (d. 2003) October 24 – Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Austrian painter (d. 1996) October 26 – Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (d. 1967) October 27 – Kazuo Ohno, Japanese dancer (d. 2010) October 29 – Fredric Brown, American writer (d. 1972)


Luchino Visconti

Empress Wanrong

November 2 – Luchino Visconti, Italian theatre, cinema director, writer (d. 1976) November 4 – Willie Love, American Delta blues
Delta blues
pianist (d. 1953) November 5

George Philip Bradley "Pip" Roberts, British general (d. 1997) Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (d. 2004)

November 9 – Arthur Rudolph, German rocket engineer (d. 1996) November 10 – Josef Kramer, German Nazi concentration camp commandant (d. 1945) November 13

Hermione Baddeley, English character actress (d. 1986) Empress Wanrong
Empress Wanrong
of China (d. 1946)

November 14 – Louise Brooks, American actress (d. 1985) November 15
November 15
– Curtis LeMay, United States Air Force general, vice-presidential candidate (d. 1990) November 16 – Henri Charrière, French author (d. 1973) November 17 – Soichiro Honda, Japanese industrialist (d. 1991) November 18

Alec Issigonis, Greek-born British automobile designer (d. 1988) Klaus Mann, German writer (d. 1949) George Wald, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)

November 22 – Jørgen Juve, Norwegian football player and journalist (d. 1983) December 2

Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-born American engineer (d. 1977) Donald Woods, Canadian-American film, television actor (d. 1998)

December 5 – Ahn Eak-tai, Korean composer (d. 1965) December 9 – Grace Hopper, American computer scientist, naval officer (d. 1992) December 13

Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark
Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark
(d. 1968) Laurens van der Post, South African author, journalist (d. 1996)

December 19 – Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet leader (d. 1982) December 24 – James Hadley Chase, English writer (d. 1985) December 25 – Ernst Ruska, German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1988) December 26
December 26
– Imperio Argentina, Argentinian singer, actress (d. 2003) December 27 – Oscar Levant, American pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor (d. 1972) December 30

Alziro Bergonzo, Italian architect, painter (d. 1997) Carol Reed, English film director (d. 1976)

Deaths[edit] January–June[edit]

Bartolome Mitre

Pierre Curie

King Christian IX of Denmark

Manuel Quintana

January 1 – Todor Ivanchov, 11th Prime Minister of Bulgaria
Prime Minister of Bulgaria
(b. 1858) January 6 – William Forbes Gatacre, British general (b. 1843) January 19 – Bartolomé Mitre, Argentine statesman, military figure and author, 6th President of Argentina
President of Argentina
(b. 1821) January 20 – Maria Cristina of the Immaculate Conception Brando, Italian Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
nun, saint (b. 1856) January 25 – Joseph Wheeler, American general, politician (b. 1836) January 29 – King Christian IX of Denmark
Christian IX of Denmark
(b. 1818) February 8 – Giuseppina Gabriella Bonino, Italian Roman Catholic religious professed (b. 1843) February 13 – Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (b. 1866) February 27 – Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer, physicist, and aeronautics pioneer (b. 1834) March 1 – José María de Pereda, Spanish writer (b. 1833) March 4 – John Schofield, American general (b. 1831) March 8 – Henry Baker Tristram, English clergyman, ornithologist (b. 1822) March 12 – Manuel Quintana, 15th President of Argentina
President of Argentina
(b. 1835) March 13

Susan B. Anthony, American civil rights, women's suffrage activist (b. 1820) Joseph Monier, French gardener, inventor (b. 1823)

March 19 – Victor Fatio, Swiss zoologist (b. 1838) March 23 – Thomas Lake Harris, American poet (b. 1823) March 29

Slava Raškaj, Croatian painter (b. 1877) Albert Sorel, French historian (b. 1842)

April 6 – Alexander Kielland, Norwegian author (b. 1849) April 19

Pierre Curie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859) Spencer Gore, British tennis player, cricketer (b. 1850)

April 25 – John Knowles Paine, American composer (b. 1839) May
14 – Carl Schurz, German revolutionary, American statesman (b. 1829) May
23 – Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (b. 1828) May ? – Hashim Jalilul Alam Aqamaddin, Sultan of Brunei
Sultan of Brunei
(b. 1825) June 5 – Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (b. 1842) June 10 – Richard Seddon, 15th Prime Minister of New Zealand
Prime Minister of New Zealand
(b. 1845) June 17 – Harry Nelson Pillsbury, American chess champion (b. 1872) June 25 – Stanford White, American architect (b. 1853)


Carlos Pellegrini

Aniceto Arce

Ezequiél Moreno y Díaz

Paul Cézanne

Otto Franz of Austria

Todor Burmov

July 1 – Manuel García, Spanish opera singer, music educator and vocal pedagogue (b. 1805) July 17 – Carlos Pellegrini, 11th President of Argentina
President of Argentina
(b. 1846) August 6 – George Waterhouse, 7th Prime Minister of New Zealand
Prime Minister of New Zealand
(b. 1824) August 14 – Aniceto Arce, 27th President of Bolivia
President of Bolivia
(b. 1824) August 19 – Ezequiél Moreno y Díaz, Colombian Roman Catholic priest, saint (b. 1848) September 1 – Giuseppe Giacosa, Italian poet, librettist (b. 1847) September 5 – Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (b. 1854) September 23 – August Bondeson, Swedish author (b. 1844) October 9 – Adelaide Ristori, Italian actress (b. 1822) October 16 – Varina Davis, First Lady
First Lady
of the Confederate States of America (b. 1826) October 22 – Paul Cézanne, French painter (b. 1839) October 23 – Vladimir Stasov, Russian music critic (b. 1824) November 1 – Archduke Otto Franz of Austria (b. 1865) November 7 – Todor Burmov, 1st Prime Minister of Bulgaria
Prime Minister of Bulgaria
(b. 1834) November 9 – Elizabeth of the Trinity, French Discalced Carmelite religious professed and saint (b. 1880) November 12 – William R. Shafter, American general (b. 1835) November 16 – Mother Veronica of the Passion, Ottoman-born religious leader (b. 1823) November 28 – Jennie Yeamans, Australian-born American actress (b. 1862) November 30 – Edward James Reed, British naval architect, author, politician, and railroad magnate (b. 1830) December 7 – Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist and activist, Nobel laureate (b. 1833) December 8 – Sylvia Gerrish, American musical theatre star (b. 1860) December 13 – Jan Gerard Palm, Dutch composer (b. 1831) December 30 – Josephine Butler, British feminist, social reformer (b. 1828)

Nobel Prizes[edit]

Physics – J. J. Thomson Chemistry – Henri Moissan Medicine – Camillo Golgi
Camillo Golgi
and Santiago Ramón y Cajal Literature – Giosuè Carducci Peace – Theodore Roosevelt


^ Stuart, J. (1913). History of the Zulu Rebellion 1906. London: Macmillan and Co. pp. 548–581.  ^ "Hongkong Typhoon". Auckland Star. 37 (244). New Zealand. 1906-10-19. p. 5. Retrieved 2017-12-30. Over 1,000 bodies are recovered, but cabled statements are verified that the number of lives lost totalled about 10,000.  Retrieved via Papers Past.


The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year: 1906. Longmans, Green. 1907. , comprehensive guide to political events worldwide; emphasis on Britain

Further reading[edit]

Gilbert, Martin. A History of the Twentieth Century: Volume 1 1900-1933 (1997); global coverage of politics, diplomacy and warfare; pp 123 – 42. Hazell's Annual for 1907
(1907), worldwide events of