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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.




  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Tuesday Jan 23, 1906

    Igor Stravinsky

    1st Marriage

    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Tuesday Jan 23, 1906

    In 1905, Stravinsky was engaged to his cousin Katherine Gavrylivna Nosenko (called "Katya"), whom he had known since early childhood. In spite of the Orthodox Church's opposition to marriage between first cousins, the couple married on 23 January 1906.




  • 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.




  • Paris, France
    Thursday Apr 19, 1906

    Marie Curie

    Pierre Curie's Death

    Paris, France
    Thursday Apr 19, 1906

    On 19 April 1906, Pierre Curie was killed in a road accident. Walking across the Rue Dauphine in heavy rain, he was struck by a horse-drawn vehicle and fell under its wheels, causing his skull to fracture. Curie was devastated by her husband's death.




  • Russian Empire
    Sunday May 6, 1906

    1905 Russian Revolution

    The Russian Constitution of 1906

    Russian Empire
    Sunday May 6, 1906

    The Russian Constitution of 1906, Created 6 May [O.S. 23 April] 1906, also known as the Fundamental Laws, set up a multiparty system and a limited constitutional monarchy. The revolutionaries were quelled and satisfied with the reforms, but it was not enough to prevent the 1917 revolution that would later topple the Tsar's regime.




  • Paris, France
    Sunday May 13, 1906

    Marie Curie

    The First Woman To become a Professor at The University of Paris

    Paris, France
    Sunday May 13, 1906

    On 13 May 1906 the physics department of the University of Paris decided to retain the chair that had been created for her late husband and to offer it to Marie. She accepted it, hoping to create a world-class laboratory as a tribute to her husband Pierre. She was the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris.




  • 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".


  • Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
    Friday Jun 1, 1906

    Mexican Revolution

    The 1906 Cananea Strike

    Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
    Friday Jun 1, 1906

    Mexican copper miners in the northern state of Sonora took action in the 1906 Cananea strike.


  • Russian Empire
    Tuesday Jul 24, 1906

    1905 Russian Revolution

    The Commander of the Black Sea Fleet killed

    Russian Empire
    Tuesday Jul 24, 1906

    Admiral Chukhnin the commander of the Black Sea Fleet killed 24 July [O.S. 11 July] 1906.


  • Helsinki, Finland, Russian Empire (Now Finland)
    Sunday Aug 12, 1906

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Russian artillerymen and military engineers rose in revolt in the fortress of Sveaborg

    Helsinki, Finland, Russian Empire (Now Finland)
    Sunday Aug 12, 1906

    On 12 August [O.S. 30 July] 1906, Russian artillerymen and military engineers rose in revolt in the fortress of Sveaborg (later called Suomenlinna), Helsinki. The Finnish Red Guards supported the Sveaborg Rebellion with a general strike, but the mutiny was quelled within 60 hours by loyal troops and ships of the Baltic Fleet.


  • Johannesburg, South Africa
    Tuesday Sep 11, 1906

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    The mass protest meeting

    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Tuesday Sep 11, 1906

    In 1906, the Transvaal government promulgated a new Act compelling registration of the colony's Indian and Chinese populations. At a mass protest meeting held in Johannesburg on 11 September that year, Gandhi urged Indians to defy the new law and to suffer the punishments for doing so.


  • 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.


  • Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 16, 1906

    Hot Dog

    Dorgan's earliest usage of hot dog

    Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 16, 1906

    However, Dorgan's earliest usage of hot dog was not in reference to a baseball game at the Polo Grounds, but to a bicycle race at Madison Square Garden, in The New York Evening Journal December 12, 1906, by which time the term hot dog in reference to sausage was already in use. In addition, no copy of the apocryphal cartoon has ever been found.


  • Tver, Russian Empire
    Saturday Dec 22, 1906

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Aleksey Ignatyev killed

    Tver, Russian Empire
    Saturday Dec 22, 1906

    Aleksey Ignatyev killed 22 December [O.S. 9 December] 1906.


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