February 15 - The British Labour Party is organized.
March 15 - Rolls-Royce Ltd. is registered.
March 18 - Traian Vuia flies first self-propelled heavier than air aircraft.
April 7 - Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
April 18 - 1906 San Francisco earthquake on the San Andreas Fault destroys much of San
Francisco, California. The estimated magnitude of the earthquake is 7.8.
September 18 - Typhoon with tsunami killed an estimated 10.000 persons in Hong Kong.
October 11 - San Francisco public school board sparks United States diplomatic crisis
with Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools.
November 9 - US President Theodore Roosevelt leaves for a trip to Panama to inspect the
construction progress of the Panama Canal (this was the first time a sitting President of the
United States made an official trip outside of the United States).
December 24 - Reginald Fessenden makes the first radio broadcast: a poetry reading, a
violin solo, and a speech.
BCG (Bacilli-Calmette-Guerin) immunization for Tuberculosis first developed.
Richard Oldham argues that the Earth has a molten interior.
Second Geneva Convention.Births
January 11 - Albert Hofmann
, chemist, discoverer of LSD.
January 14 - William Bendix
, actor (d. 1964).
January 15 - Aristotle Onassis
, Greek shipowner (d. 1975).
January 22 - Robert E. Howard
, American fantasy author (d. 1936).
January 23 - Her Serene Highness Princess May of Teck
(later styled Lady May Cambridge.
January 28 - Jeremias Gijsbregt de Zwarte
February 1 - Hildegarde
, actress, singer.
February 2 - Gale Gordon
, actor (d. 1995).
February 4 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
, theologian (d. 1945).
February 4 - Clyde Tombaugh
, astronomer (d. 1997).
February 5 - John Carradine
, actor (d. 1988).
February 10 - Lon Chaney Jr
., actor (d. 1973).
February 11 - Denis Barnett
, British air chief marshal.
February 28 - Bugsy Siegel
, gangster (d. 1947).
March 6 - Lou Costello
, actor, comedian (d. 1959).
March 16 - Henny Youngman
, comedian (d. 1998).
March 19 - Adolf Eichmann
, Nazi official responsible for the execution of the holocaust.
March 20 - Ozzie Nelson
, actor, band leader (d. 1975).
March 25 - Jean Sablon
, French singer (d. 1994).
March 30 - Wilhelmina Laurina (Mina) van den Houten
April 4 - John Cameron Swayze
, journalist, television host (d. 1995).
April 4 - Bea Benaderet
, actress (d. 1968).
April 6 - Virginia Hall
, American SOE agent, WW II heroine (d. 1982).
April 13 - Samuel Beckett
, writer, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature 1969.
April 28 - Gödel
, Austrian/US mathematician.
May 3 - Anna E. Roosevelt
, radio personality (d. 1975).
May 6 - Johannes Antonius van den Houten
May 8 - Roberto Rossellini
, director (d. 1977).
May 11 - Jacqueline Cochran
, American aviatrix (d. 1980).
May 15 - Adriana Bakker
May 19 - Gerd Bucerius
, publisher and publicist (d. 1995).
May 20 - Giuseppe Cardinal Siri
, senior cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (d. 1989).
June 27 - Catherine Cookson
, author (d. 1998).
July 1 - Estée Lauder
, cosmetics pioneer (d. 2004).
July 7 - Maatje Cornelia Padmos
July 29 - Diana Vreeland
, fashion editor (d. 1989).
August 1 - Cornelia Antje van de Panne
August 5 - Wassily Leontief
, economist (d. 1999).
August 7 - Nelson Goodman
, philosopher and coiner of the term "irrealism".
August 27 - Ed Gein
, serial killer.
August 31 - Raymond Sommer
, Grand Prix motor racing driver.
September 4 - Max Delbrück
, German biologist.
September 22 - Ilse Koch
, wife of Karl Koch, commandant of the concentration
camp Buchenwald (d. 1967).
September 25 - Dmitri Shostakovich
, Russian composer.
September 30 - Mireille
, French singer (d. 1996).
October 14 - Hannah Arendt
, German/US intellectual.
October 23 - Gertrude Ederle
, American swimmer.
October 25 - Gijsbert Rupke
October 30 - Giuseppe Farina
, Italian F1 driver.
November 3 - Carl Benjamin Boyer
, US historian of mathematics.
November 14 - Louise Brooks
, American dancer, actor and writer. (d. 1985).
November 16 - Marinus van den Houten
December 2 - Cornelia Johanna van den Houten
December 17 - Simo Häyhä
, most successful sniper in history.
December 27 - Oscar Levant
, pianist and actor (d. 1972).Deaths
January 12 - Maria Grotenboer
January 28 - Johan Felix van den Houten
January 29 - King Christian IX
February 5 - Adriana van den Houten
February 9 - Paul Laurence Dunbar
Febrary 25 - Maatje van de Velde
February 26 - Cornelia Johanna van den Houten
February 27 - Samuel Pierpont Langley
, American astronomer, physicist and
March 13 - Susan Brownell Anthony
, civil rights and women's suffrage activist.
March 27 - Krina van Splunter
April 10 - Anna Johanna van den Houten
April 11 - Francis Pharcellus Church
, American editor and publisher.
April 28 - Wilhelmina van Breugel
May 14 - Carl Schurz
, German revolutionist and American statesman, (* 1929).
May 23 - Henrik Ibsen
, Norwegian playwright.
June 12 - Jacobus Segers
July 26 - Liza van den Berge
September 5 - Ludwig Boltzmann
, Austrian physicist.To my Homepage