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  Timeline: 1906
 
 
 
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
April 15, 1906 Paris-Roubaix Henri Cornet (FRA) 270 km
July 4-29, 1906 Tour de France Louis Trousselier (FRA) 13 Stages, 4,545 km
November 11, 1906 Giro di Lombardia Giuseppe Brambilla (ITA) Milan-Milan, 197 km
  • San 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.
  • Nobel 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.
  • Dow-Jones Average - January 12, 1906, for the 1st time the Dow-Jones average closed above 100 (at 100.26).
  • Rolls-Royce - Brits Henry Rolls and Charles Stewart Royce formed Rolls-Royce Ltd. on March 15, 1906.

Notable Deaths -
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 in the establishment of the 19th amendment (women’s right to vote). In 1979, the USA government made her the first native-born woman to be commemorated on an American coin.


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