December 1906 calendar

December 1906

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1906.
The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1906: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1906?


  • 02 Dec 1906 , the first all-big-gun warship, is commissioned.
  • 04 Dec 1906 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity in the United States established for men of African descent, was founded at Cornell University.
  • 09 Dec 1906 New York American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo.
  • 10 Dec 1906 President Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 11 Dec 1906 US President Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo.
  • 12 Dec 1906 Oscar Straus, first Jewish cabinet member, appointed Secretary of Commerce.
  • 14 Dec 1906 The first German Imperial Navy submarine, ''U-1'' (launched on August 4), is commissioned.
  • 15 Dec 1906 The London Underground's Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway opens.
  • 20 Dec 1906 Venezuela (under Vice-President Gomez) attacks Dutch fleet.
  • 24 Dec 1906 Reginald A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over radio
  • 26 Dec 1906 The world's first feature film, ''The Story of the Kelly Gang'', is released.
  • 28 Dec 1906 Ecuador adopts its constitution.
  • 30 Dec 1906 Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy.
  • 04 Dec 1906 Alpha Phi Alpha the first intercollegiate Greek lettered fraternity for African-Americans was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1906?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - On the Rocky Road to Dublin
  2. - All Through the Night
  3. - Sunflower Dance
  4. - Let it Alone
  5. - It's All Right in the Summertime


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?