1906 in the United States

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Events from the year 1906 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

February 28: The Jungle exposes corruption in the meatpacking industry.

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

September 5: The first legal forward pass in an American football.

October–December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

January–February[edit]

March–April[edit]

May–June[edit]

July–August[edit]

  • July 1 – Estée Lauder, cosmetics entrepreneur (died 2004)
  • July 7 – Satchel Paige, baseball player (died 1982)
  • July 18 – S. I. Hayakawa, Canadian-born American academic and politician, U.S. Senator from California from 1977 to 1983 (died 1992)
  • August 6 – Vic Dickenson, trombonist (died 1984)
  • August 9 – Robert L. Surtees, cinematographer (died 1985)
  • August 12 – Tedd Pierce, animator (died 1972)
  • August 17 – Hazel Bishop, chemist and inventor of "no-smear" lipstick (died 1998)
  • August 19 – Philo Farnsworth, American inventor and television pioneer (died 1971)
  • August 27 – Ed Gein, serial killer (died 1984)

September–October[edit]

November–December[edit]

  • November 1 – Johnny Indrisano, boxer and actor (died 1968)
  • November 5 – Fred Lawrence Whipple, astronomer (died 2004)
  • November 14 – Louise Brooks, actress (died 1985)
  • November 18 – George Wald, scientist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1997)
  • December 9 – Grace Hopper, computer scientist and naval officer (died 1992)
  • December 11 – Herman Welker, U.S. Senator from Idaho from 1951 to 1957 (died 1957)
  • December 27 – Oscar Levant, pianist, composer, author, comedian and actor (died 1972)

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

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