1906 events in history

Jan 1 British India officially adopts the Indian Standard Time
Jan 8 A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people
Jan 12 Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet (which included amongst its members H. H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election
Jan 22 SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130
Feb 10 HMS Dreadnought, the first of a revolutionary new breed of battleships is christened and launched by King Edward VII
Feb 11 Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer Nos
Feb 18 Edouard de Laveleye forms the Belgian Olympic Committee in Brussels
Mar 5 Moro Rebellion: United States Army troops bring overwhelming force against the native Moros in the First Battle of Bud Dajo, leaving only six survivors
Mar 10 The Courrières mine disaster, Europe's worst ever, kills 1099 miners in Northern France
Mar 15 Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated
Mar 18 Traian Vuia flies a heavier-than-air aircraft for 11 meters at an altitude of one meter
Mar 22 The first England vs France rugby union match is played at Parc des Princes in Paris
Mar 31 The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (later the National Collegiate Athletic Association) is established to set rules for college sports in the United States
Apr 7 Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples
Apr 7 The Algeciras Conference gives France and Spain control over Morocco
Apr 8 Auguste Deter, the first person to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, dies
Apr 14 The Azusa Street Revival opens and will launch Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement
Apr 18 An earthquake and fire destroy much of San Francisco, California
Apr 22 The 1906 Summer Olympics, not now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, open in Athens
May 2 Closing ceremony of the Intercalated Games in Athens, Greece
May 22 The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine"
May 26 Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London
Jun 7 Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania is launched from the John Brown Shipyard, Glasgow (Clydebank), Scotland
Jun 8 Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value
Jun 22 The flag of Sweden is adopted
Jun 25 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania millionaire Harry Thaw shoots and kills prominent architect Stanford White
Jun 26 1906 French Grand Prix, the first Grand Prix motor racing event held
Jun 30 The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act
Jul 11 Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy
Aug 4 Central railway station, Sydney opens
Aug 5 Persian Constitutional Revolution: Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, King of Iran, agrees to convert the government to a constitutional monarchy
Aug 13 The all black infantrymen of the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Regiment are accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer in Brownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence; all are later dishonorably discharged
Aug 16 An estimated 8.2 MW earthquake hits Valparaíso, Chile, killing 3,886 people
Sep 1 The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys is established
Sep 5 The first legal forward pass in American football is thrown by Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University to teammate Jack Schneider in a 22–0 victory over Carroll College (Wisconsin)
Sep 7 Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully
Sep 12 The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar
Sep 13 First flight of a fixed-wing aircraft in Europe
Sep 18 A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong
Sep 20 Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Sep 24 U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument
Sep 25 In the presence of the king and before a great crowd, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the remote control
Sep 30 The Royal Galician Academy, Galician language's biggest linguistic authority, starts working in Havana
Oct 11 San Francisco public school board sparks a diplomatic crisis between the United States and Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools
Oct 16 The Captain of Köpenick fools the city hall of Köpenick and several soldiers by impersonating a Prussian officer
Oct 23 Alberto Santos-Dumont flies an airplane in the first heavier-than-air flight in Europe at Champs de Bagatelle, Paris, France
Nov 9 Theodore Roosevelt is the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country. He did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal
Nov 24 A 13–6 victory by the Massillon Tigers over their rivals, the Canton Bulldogs, for the "Ohio League" Championship, leads to accusations that the championship series was fixed and results in the first major scandal in professional American football
Dec 10 U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the mediation of the Russo-Japanese War, becoming the first American to win a Nobel Prize
Dec 15 The London Underground's Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway opens