April 1906 in history

April 1906 events chronologically

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

Top 7 most famous people born in April 1906

Apr 9 Victor Vasarely widely accepted as a "grandfather" and leader of the short-lived op art movement. His work entitled Zebra, created in the 1930s, is considered by some to be one of the earliest examples of op art
Apr 9 Hugh Gaitskell a British Labour politician who held Cabinet office in Clement Attlee's governments, and was the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition from 1955 until his death in 1963. He was responsible for introducing prescription charges on the National Health Service which caused Aneurin Bevan to resign from the Cabinet
Apr 13 Samuel Beckett an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour
Apr 22 Eddie Albert an American actor and activist. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 for his performance in Roman Holiday, and in 1973 for The Heartbreak Kid
Apr 24 William Joyce a U.S.-born Irish fascist politician and Nazi propaganda broadcaster to the United Kingdom during the Second World War. He was convicted of one count of High Treason in 1945. The Court of Appeal and the House of Lords upheld his conviction. He was hanged at Wandsworth Prison by Albert Pierrepoint
Apr 28 Kurt Gödel an Austrian, and later American, logician, mathematician, and philosopher. Considered with Aristotle and Gottlob Frege to be one of the most significant logicians in history, Gödel made an immense impact upon scientific and philosophical thinking in the 20th century, a time when others such as Bertrand Russell, N. Whitehead, and David Hilbert were pioneering the use of logic and set theory to understand the foundations of mathematics
Apr 28 Bart Bok a Dutch-born American astronomer, teacher, and lecturer. He is best known for his work on the structure and evolution of the Milky Way galaxy, and for the discovery of Bok globules, which are small, densely dark clouds of interstellar gas and dust that can be seen silhouetted against brighter backgrounds. Bok suggested that these globules may be in the process of contracting, before forming into stars

Top 7 most famous people died in April 1906

Apr 1 Kosta Khetagurov generally regarded as the founder of the Ossetian literature. He was also a talented painter and a notable public benefactor. He is often known by the Russian version of his name, Kosta Khetagurov
Apr 4 Princess Louise of Denmark (1875–1906) a Danish princess, the third child and oldest daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark and his wife, Princess Louise of Sweden and Norway.
Apr 6 Alexander Kielland one of the most famous Norwegian realistic writers of the 19th century. He is one of the so-called "The Four Greats" in Norwegian literature, along with Henrik Ibsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Jonas Lie
Apr 10 Georgy Gapon a Russian Orthodox priest and a popular working class leader before the Russian Revolution of 1905.
Apr 19 Pierre Curie a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity. In 1903 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, and Henri Becquerel, "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel"
Apr 19 Spencer Gore (sportsman) an English cricketer who played for Surrey County Cricket Club in 1874 and 1875 and a tennis player who won the first Wimbledon tournament in 1877.
Apr 25 John Knowles Paine the first American-born composer to achieve fame for large-scale orchestral music. The senior member of a group of other composers collectively known as the Boston Six, Paine was one of those responsible for the first significant body of concert music by composers from the United States. The other five were Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, Edward MacDowell, George Chadwick, and Horatio Parker