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Major Events of 1906

1906 (Roman Numerals: MCMVI) was the 6th year of the 20th century. 1906 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Monday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1906.
News Events of 1906

Major earthquake hits San Francisco.

US President Theodore Roosevelt award Nobel Peace Prize for help to negotiate peace in the Russo-Japanese War.

Theodore Roosevelt

Alfred Dreyfus, a French-Jewish army officer wrongly convicted of treason in 1894, is exonerated.

President Theodore Roosevelt declares Devil's Tower the first US National Monument.

Volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius devastates Naples.

The world's first feature film, "The Story of the Kelly Gang", is released.

Britain launches and commissions HMS Dreadnought, a revolutionary "all big gun" battleship.

Mahatma Gandhi coins the term "Satyagrapha" to describe the non-violent political movement in South Africa.

Mohandas Gandhi

Majlis (Iranian Parliament) meets for the first time.

A tornado and tsunami kills more than 10,000 people in Hong Kong.

German Imperial Navy commissions its first submarine, the U-1.

Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination for tuberculosis is introduced.

Sports in 1906
  • Olympic Games:

    • 1906 Intercalated Games: Athens, Greece - considered at Olympic event at the time, but not officially considered to be an Olympic Games today

  • Baseball:

    1906 World Series

    • Winning Team: Chicago White Sox

    • Losing Team: Chicago Cubs

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