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  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 2, 1906

    Willis Carrier

    Apparatus for Treating Air

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 2, 1906

    On January 2, 1906, Carrier was granted U.S. Patent 808,897 for an Apparatus for Treating Air, the world's first spray-type air conditioning equipment. It was designed to humidify or dehumidify air, heating water for the first function and cooling it for the second.




  • Rochester, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 18, 1906

    Xerox

    Haloid Photographic Company

    Rochester, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 18, 1906

    Xerox was founded in 1906 in Rochester, New York, as The Haloid Photographic Company. It manufactured photographic paper and equipment.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 22, 1906

    The Wright brothers

    New and useful Improvements in Flying Machines

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 22, 1906

    The Wright brothers wrote their 1903 patent application themselves, but it was rejected. In January 1904 they hired Ohio patent attorney Henry Toulmin, and on May 22, 1906, they were granted U.S. Patent 821393 for "new and useful Improvements in Flying Machines".




  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 22, 1906

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Atlanta race riot

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 22, 1906

    In September, riots broke out in Atlanta, precipitated by unfounded allegations of black men assaulting white women. This was a catalyst for racial tensions based on a job shortage and employers playing black workers against white workers. Ten thousand whites rampaged through Atlanta, beating every black person they could find, resulting in over 25 deaths.




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