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< MCMVI = 1906 >

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Events in 1906

14 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.
23 January: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
25 January: This Chinese New Year the Snake makes room for the Year of the Horse.
7 April: Vesuvius erupts in Italy, killing over a hundred people, devastating Naples and ejecting the most lava ever recorded from a Vesuvian eruption.
9 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
13 April: Samuel Beckett, Irish author, is born in Dublin.
15 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.
18 April: A 7.9 earthquake strikes San Francisco, leaving around 3000 people dead and up to 300000 people homeless.
28 April: Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician and philosopher, is born in Brno.
22 May: The Wright brothers are granted US Patent 821393 for a “Flying Machine”.
23 May: Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright, considered a founding father of the modern theater, dies in Christiania (Oslo) at age 78.
3 June: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
6 July: The Second Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea concludes with a treaty which is expanded in 1929.
27 September: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
6 October: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1324 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
22 October: Paul Cézanne, French painter, dies in Aix-en-Provence at age 67.
5 November: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
10 December: American president Theodore Roosevelt is the first American to win a Nobel Prize, being rewarded for his efforts negotiating peace in the Russo-Japanese War.
19 December: Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1964 until his death in 1982, is born in Kamenskoe.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

People in 1906

Hormuzd Rassam, George Freeth, Lord Kelvin, Leo Tolstoy, Dmitri Mendeleev, Camille Saint-Saëns, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Clemens, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Edvard Grieg, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander Graham Bell, Joseph Pulitzer, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Meiji the Great, Henri Becquerel, Antoni Gaudí, Jacobus van 't Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Auguste Verneuil, Nikola Tesla, Emil Kraepelin, George Bernard Shaw, George Hendrik Breitner, Rudolf Diesel, Charles Eastman, Giacomo Puccini, Max Planck, Theodore Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Gustav Mahler, Paul Nipkow, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Rudolf Steiner, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Alois Alzheimer, Herman Gorter, Sun Yat-sen, Marie Curie, Wilbur Wright, Maxim Gorky, Nicholas II, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Vladimir Lenin, Marcel Proust, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franz Kafka, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, Manfred von Richthofen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, J. Slauerhoff, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Hendrik Marsman, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, George Orwell, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre and Dag Hammarskjöld celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1906

The year 1906 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1810, 1821, 1827, 1838, 1849, 1855, 1866, 1877, 1883, 1894 and 1900 in the century before it and 1917, 1923, 1934, 1945, 1951, 1962, 1973, 1979, 1990 and 2001 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1906 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 27 June 2017.
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