The twelve months of 1906 ended up being mostly notable because of the number and also severity of the natural calamities. Upon January 31 there was an 8.8 magnitude earthquake mostly impacting on Colombia and Ecuador that also brought about the tsunami that came to as far as the Hawaiian islands and caused more than 500 fatalities. On fifth of April Mount Vesuvius erupted, damaging Naples and also killing around one hundred individuals. The total amount of lava ejected ended up being by far the most at any time reported coming from a Vesuvian explosion. Throughout Italy they were being prepared for the 1908 Summer Olympic games when the explosion took place and money had to be redirected from that to reconstructing Naples, along with a different site for the Olympic games needed to be identified. Upon April 18th a magnitude 7.8 earth quake within the San Andreas Fault ruined a big part of San Francisco, Ca. Following the earth quake, fires soon broke out in San Francisco which went on for a few days. About 3000 people perished as well as over 80 percent of the city was ruined. This natural disaster is probably the worst and deadliest earthquakes in the history of the USA. The fatality toll was the most loss of life coming from a natural catastrophe in California. A blast at the at a coal mine on March 10th in Courrières, France wiped out 1060 mine workers. In August a magnitude 8.2 earthquake in Valparaíso, Chile leaves approximately 20000 injured. On September 18, a storm and a tsunami killed around 10000 in Hong Kong. A magnitude 7.9 earth quake in Xinjiang, in China wipes out nearly 300 individuals on December 22.
Some other memorable situations in 1906 was that Theodore Roosevelt will be the twenty sixth President of the USA. He was president from 1901 to 1909. On February 7, the Royal Navy’s boat, the HMS Dreadnought had been unveiled. This sets off a naval competition between Britain and Germany vying for naval supremacy with the very first Imperial German Navy submarine, the U-1 getting launched on August 4th. The world’s largest sized boat during the time, the Cunard liner RMS Lusitania is unveiled in Glasgow on June 7. The earliest Grand Prix took place in 1906 about closed public roads outside of the town Le Mans, in France in June. The area is renowned now for the 24 Hours of Le Mans car race which takes place annually. On September 30th the first Gordon Bennett Cup in balloon racing is held from Paris to Yorkshire, in England. The competition is still held each year. Later in October, there’s a diplomatic situation between the United States of America and Japan when the San Francisco public school board orders Japanese students to become taught in racially split schools. In December, the Greater London Underground’s Great Northern, Piccadilly as well as Brompton Railway tracks are officially opened. The morse code for SOS will become a worldwide distress sign on November 3, 1906. A well-known brand name, Xerox is started in Rochester, NY as the Haloid Photographic Company. A notable health care occurrence in 1906 was that the BCG vaccine to counteract tuberculosis was initially created but had not been used medically until 1921. This proved to be extremely effective and it is given to babies as a single shot and has appreciably reduced the levels of tuberculosis throughout the world.