News and Events of 1906
- Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer, locates Magnetic North Pole.
- Ethiopia declared independent in a tripartite pact; country is divided into British, French, and Italian spheres of influence.
- Finland is the first European country to give women the vote.
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Chicago White Sox d. Chicago Cubs (4-2)
Dorothea Douglass d. M. Sutton (6-3 9-7)Men:
Laurie Doherty d. F. Riseley (6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3)
Kentucky Derby Champion
NCAA Football Champions
- Reginald Fessenden invents wireless telephony, a means for radio waves to carry signals a significant distance.
- Upton Sinclair exposes the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in The Jungle.
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Henri Moissan (France), for isolation of fluorine, and introduction of electric furnace
Physics: Sir Joseph Thomson (UK), for investigations on passage of electricity through gases
Physiology or Medicine: Camillo Golgi (Italy) and Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spain), for work on structure of the nervous system
- English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concludes that vitamins are essential and that a lack of vitamins causes scurvy and rickets.
- British geologist and seismologist Richard Dixon Oldham notes that earthquake waves travel more slowly when they pass through the center of the Earth, and suggests that our planet has a dense core.