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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1906 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1906
Ab urbe condita2659
Armenian calendar1355
Assyrian calendar6656
Baháʼí calendar62–63
Balinese saka calendar1827–1828
Bengali calendar1313
Berber calendar2856
British Regnal yearEdw. 7 – 6 Edw. 7
Buddhist calendar2450
Burmese calendar1268
Byzantine calendar7414–7415
Chinese calendar乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
4603 or 4396
    — to —
丙午年 (Fire Horse)
4604 or 4397
Coptic calendar1622–1623
Discordian calendar3072
Ethiopian calendar1898–1899
Hebrew calendar5666–5667
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1962–1963
 - Shaka Samvat1827–1828
 - Kali Yuga5006–5007
Holocene calendar11906
Igbo calendar906–907
Iranian calendar1284–1285
Islamic calendar1323–1324
Japanese calendarMeiji 39
Javanese calendar1835–1836
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4239
Minguo calendar6 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar438
Thai solar calendar2448–2449
Tibetan calendar阴木蛇年
(female Wood-Snake)
2032 or 1651 or 879
    — to —
(male Fire-Horse)
2033 or 1652 or 880

1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar, the 1906th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 906th year of the 2nd millennium, the 6th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1900s decade. As of the start of 1906, the Gregorian calendar was 13 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.



January 31: Ecuador earthquake (8.8).


The ruins of San Francisco following the April 18 earthquake and later fires





Date unknown[edit]



John Carradine
Clyde Tombaugh
Nazim al-Qudsi
Galo Plaza


Shin'ichirō Tomonaga
Bea Benaderet
Samuel Beckett
Eddie Albert
Tony Accardo


Mary Astor
Roberto Rossellini
Josephine Baker
Sir Ernst Chain
Maria Goeppert Mayer


Hans Bethe
Alberto Lleras Camargo
George Sanders
Satchel Paige
Vladimir Prelog
Marie-José of Belgium
Sir John Betjeman
Joaquín Balaguer


Max Delbrück
José Figueres Ferrer


Janet Gaynor
Léopold Sédar Senghor


Luchino Visconti
Leonid Brezhnev



Bartolomé Mitre
Pierre Curie
Christian IX of Denmark
Manuel Quintana


Carlos Pellegrini
Aniceto Arce
Saint Ezequiél Moreno y Díaz
Paul Cézanne
Archduke Otto of Austria
Todor Burmov

Nobel Prizes[edit]


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Further reading[edit]

  • Gilbert, Martin. A History of the Twentieth Century: Volume 1 1900-1933 (1997); global coverage of politics, diplomacy and warfare; pp 123 – 42.
  • Hazell's Annual for 1907 (1907), worldwide events of 1906; 734pp online