THE YEAR OF 1906
Born : JAN 11 Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist, discoverer of LSD
Born : 15 Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping tycoon.
Born : 16 Diana Wynyard, British actress.
2 French Darracq car breaks the land speed record at 108 mph.
Born : FEB 5 John Carradine, US film actor.
Born : 8 Chester F. Carlson, invented xerography (Xeroxing)
7 Liberals landslide victory in the British General Election.
8 Tahiti and Cook Isles devastated by cyclone, 10,000 dead.
12 James Keir Hardy elected leader of Labour MPs.
17 Alice Roosevelt, daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt,
was married to Congressman Nicholas Longworth.
19 Kellogg Co (Battle Creek Toasted Cornflake Co) founded,
in Michigan by William Kellogg.
23 Johan Koch, known as the 'Bluebeard' of Chicago, was
executed for the murder of at least one of his 50 wives.
Born : MAR 25 A J P Taylor, English historian.
Died : 13 Susan Anthony, US feminist.
10 The Bakerloo line was opened on the London underground.
17 President Theodore Roosevelt first uses the term "muckrake".
22 First Intern'l Rugby Union match England bt France in Paris
Born : APR 6 John Betjeman, English poet.
Born : 9 Hugh Gaitskell, British politician.
Born : 24 William Joyce 'Lord Haw Haw', British traitor.
Died : 13 Samuel Beckett, Franco-Irish playwright.
Died : 19 Pierre Curie, Nobel Prize-winning French physicist.
6 First animated cartoon copyrighted
7 The town of Ottaviana destroyed by Vesuvius erupting.
14 Two blacks were burnt to death by a cheering crowd in Ohio.
18 A devastating earthquake hit San Francisco, fire follows.
Died : MAY 3 Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian dramatist.
Died : 23 Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright.
3 The Sanai peninsula became Egyptian territory.
10 First Russian parliament, the Duma, meets in St Petersburg.
26 Sonar invented by Lewis Nixon.
31 King Alfonso XIII of Spain was married to Princess Victoria
of Battenburg, narrowly escaping an assassins bomb.
Born : JUN 3 Josephine Baker, US born French dancer and jazz singer.
Born : 19 Ernst Chain, British bacteriologist, developed penicilin.
Born : 20 Catherine Cookson, English novelist.
Born : 22 Billy Wilder, film director
Died : 29 Albert Sorel, French historian.
6 The worlds largest liner,the Lusitania,launched in Glasgow.
21 Hundreds of Jews were massacred at Bielostock, Russia.
26 The first Grand Prix took place at Le Mans, won by Ference Szisz.
30 Pure Food and Drug Act and Meat Inspection Act adopted
Born : JUL 2 Hans Bethe, physicist (Nobel 1967), peace worker.
Born : 18 Clifford Odets dramatist
Born : 18 S. I. Hayakawa, educator, politician, sleeper
Born : AUG 5 Joan Hickson, English actress.
Born : 5 John Huston, US film director.
Born : 19 Philo T. Farnsworth, co-inventor of television
Born : 27 Henry "Bunny" Austin, English tennis player.
Died : 10 Otto Lillienthal, German aviator.
18 Valparaiso, Chile hit by an earthquake, hundreds dead.
Born : SEP 17 Frederick Ashton, British choreographer.
Born : 25 Dmitri Shostakovitch, Russian composer.
2 Roald Amundson completed sailing around the North West Passage.
13 First airplane flight in Europe.
30 First international hot air balloon race, US army Lt Lahn
won, landing in Yorkshire.
Born : OCT 24 Sir Fred Pontin, book very early.
Died : 22 Paul Cezanne, French painter.
3 SOS became the international distress signal, replacing CDQ.
17 First picture was transmitted by telegraph 1000 miles by Professor Arthur Korn.
20 Dr Lee DeForest gives a demonstration of his radio tube.
24 Suffragettes disrupt the Opening of Parliament,11 arrested.
Born : NOV 2 Luchino Visconti, Italian film director.
Born : 20 Alexandra Danilova, Russian ballerina and choreographer.
2 Leon Trotsky, and 1000 Bolsheviks a day, exiled to Siberia.
15 The worlds largest battleship, Satsuma, launched in Japan.
17 Enrico Caruso arrested for sexual harassment, fined $10.
20 Charles Rolls and Henry Royce formed a car company.
22 The International Radio Telegraphic Convention adopts "SOS"
as the new call for help. It replaced "CDQ".
23 Italian tenor Enrico Caruso fined $10 for sexual harassment.
26 President Roosevelt returned from Central America, he was the
first president to travel to another country while in office.
Born : DEC 2 Peter Carl Goldmark, developed colour TV & LP records.
Born : 13 Laurens van der Post, South African writer and explorer.
Born : 19 Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet premier.
Born : 30 Carol Reed, English film director.
1 The Cinema Omnia Pathe opened in Paris, it was the world's
first purpose built cinema (Picture Palace).
10 Nobel prize for peace won by President Roosevelt (first American)
10 Nobel prize for physics won by JJ Thompson for work on ions.
14 First submarine, the U1, enters the German Navy.
24 The first radio program is broadcast, in Brant Rock, Mass
26 World's first feature 'Story of the Kelly Gang' shown in Melbourne