Decades: 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s - 1900s - 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
Years: 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 - 1906 - 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911
February 15 - The British Labour Party is organized
March 15 - Rolls-Royce Ltd. is registered
April 7 - Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
April 18 - 1906 San Francisco earthquake on the San Andreas Fault destroys much of San Francisco, California. The estimated magnitude of the earthquake is 7.8.
September 18 - Typhoon with tsunami killed an estimated 10.000 persons in Hong Kong
October 11 - San Francisco public school board sparks United States diplomatic crisis with Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools.
November 9 - US President Theodore Roosevelt leaves for a trip to Panama to inspect the construction progress of the Panama Canal (this was the first time a sitting President of the United States made an official trip outside of the United States).
December 24 - Reginald Fessenden makes the first radio broadcast: a poetry reading, a violin solo, and a speech.
BCG (Bacilli-Calmette-Guerin) immunization for Tuberculosis first developed
Richard Oldham argues that the Earth has a molten interior
Second Geneva Convention
Year in topic
1906 in art
1906 in film
1906 in literature
1906 in music
1906 in science
1906 in sports
January 11 - Albert Hofmann, chemist, discoverer of LSD
January 14 - William Bendix, actor (+ 1964)
January 15 - Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipowner (+1975)
January 22 - Robert E. Howard, American fantasy author (+ 1936)
January 23- Her Serene Highness Princess May of Teck (later styled Lady May Cambridge
February 1 - Hildegarde, actress, singer
February 2 - Gale Gordon, actor (+ 1995)
February 4 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, theologian (+ 1945)
February 4 - Clyde Tombaugh, astronomer (+ 1997)
February 5 - John Carradine, actor (+ 1988)
February 10 - Lon Chaney Jr, actor (+ 1973)
February 11 - Denis Barnett, British air chief marshal.
February 28 - Bugsy Siegel, gangster (+ 1947)
March 6 - Lou Costello, actor, comedian (+ 1959)
March 16 - Henny Youngman, comedian (+ 1998)
March 19 - Adolf Eichmann, Nazi official responsible for the execution of the holocaust
March 20 - Ozzie Nelson, actor, band leader (+ 1975)
April 4 - John Cameron Swayze, journalist, television host (+ 1995)
April 4 - Bea Benaderet, actress (+ 1968)
April 6 - Virginia Hall, American SOE agent, WW II heroine (+ 1982)
April 13 - Samuel Beckett, writer, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature 1969
April 28 - Gödel, Austrian/US mathematician
May 3 - Anna E. Roosevelt, radio personality (+ 1975)
May 8 - Roberto Rossellini, direcotr (+ 1977)
May 11 - Jacqueline Cochran, American aviatrix (+ 1980)
May 19 - Gerd Bucerius, publisher and publicist (+ 1995)
May 20 - Giuseppe Cardinal Siri, senior cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (+ 1989)
June 27 - Catherine Cookson, author (+ 1998)
July 29 - Diana Vreeland, fashion editor (+ 1989)
August 7 - Nelson Goodman, philosopher and coiner of the term "irrealism"
August 27 - Ed Gein, serial killer
August 31 - Raymond Sommer, Grand Prix motor racing driver
September 4 - Max Delbrück, German biologist
September 25 - Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer
October 14 - Hannah Arendt, German/US intellectual
October 30 - Giuseppe Farina, Italian F1 driver
November 3 - Carl Benjamin Boyer, US historian of mathematics
November 14 - Louise Brooks, American dancer, actor and writer. (+ 1985)
December 17 - Simo Häyhä, most successful sniper in history
January 29 - King Christian IX of Denmark
February 9 - Paul Laurence Dunbar, poet.
February 27 - Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer, physicist and aeronautics pioneer.
March 13 - Susan Brownell Anthony , civil rights and women's suffrage activist
April 11 - Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher
May 23 - Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright
September 5 - Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist
Physics - Sir Joseph John Thomson
Chemistry - Henri Moissan
Medicine - Camillo Golgi, Santiago Ramón y Cajal
Literature - Giosuè Carducci
Peace - Theodore Roosevelt\n