Decades: 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s - 1910s - 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
Years: 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 - 1911 - 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916
January 1 - Northern Territory is separated from South Australia
January 10 - Major Jimmie Erickson takes the first aerial photograph (over San Diego, California).
January 18 - Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco harbor, marking the first time an aircraft landed on a ship
January 26 - Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful seaplane.
January 30 - The destroyer USS Terry makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba.
March 1 - Jose Ordonez is elected President of Uruguay.
March 8 - International Women's Day is celebrated for the first time
March 25 - Fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City
May 15 - The United States Supreme Court declares Standard Oil to be an "unreasonable" monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act and orders the company to be dissolved.
May 23 - Dedication ceremony for the New York Public Library.
June 22- Coronation of George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck at Westminster Abbey, London.
August 8 - Public Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives at 435. The law will take effect in 1913.
August 22 - Vincenzo Peruggia steals the Mona Lisa from the Louvre
September 7 - French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and put in jail on suspicion of stealing the "Mona Lisa" from the Louvre museum.
October 10 - Wuchang Uprising which led to the founding of the Republic of China.
October 10 - Robert Laird Borden becomes Canada's eighth prime minister.
November 3 - Chevrolet officially entered the automobile market to compete with the Ford Model T.
November 15 - Prince Louis Honoré Charles Antoine Grimaldi of Monaco, heir to the throne and later Reigning Prince Louis II of Monaco officially recognizes his illegitimate daughter Charlotte Louise Juliette Louvet as Princess Charlotte of Monaco.
November 5 - After declaring war on Turkey on September 29, 1911, Italy annexes Tripoli and Cyrenaica (this act was confirmed by an act of the Italian Parliament on February 25, 1912).
December 14 - Roald Amundsen's expedition reaches the South Pole
December 29 - Sun Yat-sen becomes the first President of the Republic of China
University of Wales, Bangor moved to new buildings.
1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica published.
End of Qing Dynasty in China.
Rutherford deduces the existence of a compact atomic nucleus from scattering experiments.
Onnes discovers superconductivity.
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January 21 - The first Monte Carlo motor rally
May 30 - At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race.
January 1 - Hank Greenberg, baseball player
January 3 - John Sturges, director
January 7 - Butterfly McQueen, actress (d. 1995)
January 22 - Bruno Kreisky, Prime Minister of Austria (d. 1990)
January 29 - Peter von Siemens, industrialist (d. 1986)
February 6 - Ronald Reagan, United States President, actor
February 8 - Elizabeth Bishop, poet, Pulitzer Prize winner (d. 1979)
February 11 - Alec Cairncross, chancellor of the University of Glasgow
February 19 - Merle Oberon, actress (d. 1979)
March 3 - Jean Harlow, actress (d. 1937)
March 13 - L. Ron Hubbard, author (d. 1986)
March 16 - Josef Mengele, Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
March 24 - Joseph Barbera, cartoonist
March 25 - Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967)
March 26 - Tennessee Williams, playwright
March 29 - Brigitte Horney, actress (d. 1988)
April 8 - Emil Cioran, Romanian-born French philosopher and essayist (d. 1995)
April 26 - Marianne Hoppe, actress
May 8 - Robert Johnson, Blues guitarist and singer.
May 11 - Phil Silvers, actor, comedian (d. 1985)
May 15 - Max Frisch, author
May 17 - Maureen O'Sullivan, actress (d. 1998)
May 18 - Big Joe Turner, blues singer (d. 1985)
May 20 - Annie M. G. Schmidt, Dutch children books writer
May 20 - Gardner Fox, writer (d. 1986)
May 26 - Ben Alexander, actor
May 27 - Hubert H. Humphrey, U.S. Vice President and Senator
May 27 - Teddy Kollek, mayor of Jerusalem
May 27 - Vincent Price, actor (d. 1993)
May 28 - Fritz Hochwälder, author (d. 1986)
July 4 - Mitch Miller, singer, television personality
July 18 - Hume Cronyn, actor (d. 2003)
June 29 - Bernard Herrmann, composer
July 21 - Marshall McLuhan - author
October 14 - Le Duc Tho, Nobel Peace Prize recipient (d. 1990)
September 9 - John Gorton, Australian Prime Minister
September 23 - Frank Moss, U.S. Senator Utah
December 3 - Nino Rota, composer
December 11 - Naguib Mahfouz, Nobel prize-winning Egyptian novelist
Yolande Beekman, SOE agent, WW II heroine, executed by the Nazis (d. 1944)
C. L. Moore - science fiction and fantasy writer
February 11 - Albert von Rothschild, Austrian baron and banker.
May 18 - Gustav Mahler, composer
May 29 - William S. Gilbert, Dramatist
September 16 - Edward Whymper, British explorer
October 29 - Joseph Pulitzer, newspaper publisher and journalist
December 10 - Joseph Dalton Hooker, botanist (* 1817)
Physics - Wilhelm Wien
Chemistry - Marie Sklodowska-Curie
Medicine - Allvar Gullstrand
Literature - Count Maurice (Mooris) Polidore Marie Bernhard Maeterlinck
Peace - Tobias Michael Carel Asser Alfred Hermann Fried
See also: M1911\n