By Barry Boyce,
||Giro di Lombardia
Francisco - April 18, 1906, a very large earthquake shook the City.
The tremor lasted less than a minute but it was
estimated to be 8.3 on the Richter scale (the Richter scale
was not invented until 1935). The City was totaled.
Peace Prize - USA, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt established
himself as an arbiter and helped bring an end
to the Russo-Japanese War. His peace efforts made him the
first American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Average - January 12, 1906, for the 1st time the Dow-Jones
average closed above 100 (at 100.26).
- Brits Henry Rolls and Charles Stewart Royce formed Rolls-Royce
Ltd. on March 15, 1906.
Susan B. Anthony, 1820-1906, she was a leader in
the early days of the temperance
movement and championed
woman’s suffrage. Although, Anthony did not see
women get the right to vote, her efforts were instrumental
establishment of the 19th amendment (women’s
right to vote). In 1979, the USA government made her
native-born woman to be commemorated on an American
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