February 1906 in history

February 1906 events chronologically

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

Top 7 most famous people born in February 1906

Feb 4 Dietrich Bonhoeffer a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity's role in the secular world have become widely influential, and his book The Cost of Discipleship became a modern classic
Feb 4 Clyde Tombaugh an American astronomer. Although he is best known for discovering the dwarf-planet Pluto in 1930, the first object to be discovered in what would later be identified as the Kuiper belt, Tombaugh also discovered many asteroids; he also called for the serious scientific research of unidentified flying objects, or "U.F.O.s"
Feb 5 John Carradine an American actor, best known for his roles in horror films and Westerns as well as Shakespearean theatre. A member of Cecil DeMille's stock company and later John Ford's company, he was one of the most prolific character actors in Hollywood history. He was married four times, had five children and was the patriarch of the Carradine family, including four of his sons and four of his grandchildren who are or were also actors
Feb 7 Puyi the last Emperor of China and the twelfth and final ruler of the Qing dynasty.
Feb 8 Chester Carlson an American physicist, inventor, and patent attorney born in Seattle, Washington.
Feb 18 Hans Asperger an Austrian pediatrician, medical theorist, and medical professor. He is best known for his early studies on mental disorders, especially in children. His work was largely unnoticed during his lifetime except for a few accolades in Vienna, and his studies on psychological disorders only acquired world renown posthumously. There was a resurgence of interest in his work beginning in the 1980s, and due to his earlier work which is regarded by some as under the fold of autism spectrum disorders, was named after him. Both Asperger's original paediatric diagnosis of autistic psychopathy and the eponymous diagnosis of AS that was named for him several decades after are controversial
Feb 28 Bugsy Siegel an American mobster. Siegel was known as one of the most "infamous and feared gangsters of his day". Described as handsome and charismatic, he became one of the first front-page-celebrity gangsters. He was also a driving force behind the development of the Las Vegas Strip

Top 7 most famous people died in February 1906

Feb 9 Paul Laurence Dunbar an African-American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Dayton, Ohio, to parents who had been slaves in Kentucky before the American Civil War, Dunbar started to write as a child and was president of his high school's literary society. He published his first poems at the age of 16 in a Dayton newspaper
Feb 18 Adolphe Perraud a French Cardinal and academician.
Feb 20 Jean Cabanis a German ornithologist.
Feb 25 Anton Arensky a Russian composer of Romantic classical music, a pianist and a professor of music.
Feb 27 Samuel Pierpont Langley an American astronomer, physicist, inventor of the bolometer and pioneer of aviation. He attended Boston Latin School, graduated from English High School of Boston, was an assistant in the Harvard College Observatory, then moved to a job ostensibly as a professor of mathematics at the United States Naval Academy, but actually was sent there to restore the Academy's small observatory. In 1867, he became the director of the Allegheny Observatory and a professor of astronomy at the Western University of Pennsylvania, now known as the University of Pittsburgh, a post he kept until 1891 even while he became the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in 1887. Langley was the founder of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Feb 27 John Peltz a professional baseball player in the 19th century. Peltz first played with the Indianapolis Hoosiers, in 1884 at the age of 23. He batted.219 and surrendered 38 errors in the outfield. Peltz did not appear in major league baseball until 1890, except for a brief one-game appearance in 1888 with the Baltimore Orioles. In 1890, his last year in the major leagues, he played with three teams, the Brooklyn Gladiators, Syracuse Stars, and the Toledo Maumees. He would continue to play with various minor league clubs until 1893, retiring with the Montgomery Colts. Peltz had a career batting average of.224. He died in New Orleans on February 27, 1906, at the age of 44
Feb 28 Mihály Zichy a Hungarian painter and graphic artist.