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News Headlines of 1906

  • Battleship Dreadnought launched
  • Universal sufferage in Finland
  • Dreyfus Affair ends
  • All India League formed
  • France & Spain gain control over Morocco
  • Revolt in Natal
  • San Francisco Earthquake
  • U.S. troops occupy Cuba
  • First powered flight to Europe
  • Wasserman Test developed
  • Simplon Tunnel opened


    US Open: Alex Smith Score: 295 Course: Onwentsia Club Location: Lake Forest, IL
    World Series: Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs Series: 4-2

    Nobel Prize

    MOISSAN, HENRI, France, Sorbonne University, Paris, b. 1852, d. 1907: "in recognition of the great services rendered by him in his investigation and isolation of the element fluorine, and for the adoption in the service of science of the electric furnace called after him"

    CARDUCCI, GIOSUé, Italy, b. 1835, d. 1907: "not only in consideration of his deep learning and critical research, but above all as a tribute to the creative energy, freshness of style, and lyrical force which characterize his poetic masterpieces"

    ROOSEVELT, THEODORE ,USA, b. 1858, d. 1919: President of the United States of America. Drew up the 1905 peace treaty between Russia and Japan.

    Physiology or Medicine
    The prize was awarded jointly to: GOLGI, CAMILLO, Italy, Pavia University, b. 1843, d. 1926; and RAMîN Y CAJAL, SANTIAGO, Spain, Madrid University, b. 1852, d. 1934: "in recognition of their work on the structure of the nervous system"

    THOMSON, Sir JOSEPH JOHN, Great Britain, Cambridge University, b. 1856, d. 1940: in recognition of the great merits of his theoretical and experimental investigations on the conduction of electricity by gases"