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Prime Minister - Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Liberal)
8 February - The Liberal Party led by Henry Campbell-Bannerman win the general election with a large majority.
10 February - HMS Dreadnought is launched and sparks the naval race between Britain and Germany.
15 February - Representatives of the Labour Representation Committee in Parliament take the name Parliamentary Labour Party.
10 March - Bakerloo line of the London Underground opened.
15 March - Rolls-Royce Limited is registered.
22 March - First international rugby match. England defeats France 25-8.
21 April - Manchester United F.C., known as Newton Heath until four years ago, secure promotion to the Football League First Division.
15 May - Our Dumb Friends League opens its first animal hospital, in Victoria, London.
26 May - Opening of Vauxhall Bridge in London.
30 May - Royal Navy battleship HMS Montagu runs aground on the island of Lundy and becomes a loss.
22 June - The present King's daughter Maud is crowned as queen consort of Norway.
27 June - Swansea earthquake causes considerable damage.
30 June - Salisbury rail crash: A London and South Western Railway express train suffers derailment and collision passing through Salisbury station at excessive speed; 24 passengers and 4 railwaymen are killed.
31 August–3 September - Heat wave reaches its peak.
19 September - Grantham rail accident: A Great Northern Railway sleeping car train suffers derailment passing through Grantham station at excessive speed; 14 are killed.
October - New City Hall, Cardiff, opens in Cathays Park.
8 October - German inventor and hairdresser Karl Nessler gives the first public demonstration of his permanent wave machine in London.
23 October - Suffragettes disrupt the State Opening of Parliament.
2 December - HMS Dreadnought commissioned, the first all-big-gun warship.
10 December - J. J. Thomson wins the Nobel Prize in Physics "in recognition of the great merits of his theoretical and experimental investigations on the conduction of electricity by gases."
Trade Disputes Act legalises picketing.
Workmen's Compensation Act entitles workers to compensation for industrial injuries or disease.
15 December - Piccadilly line of the London Underground opened.
21 December - Education (Provision of Meals) Act allows local education authorities to provide free school meals to the poorest children.
Hampstead Garden Suburb established in north London.
Richard Oldham argues that the Earth has a molten interior.
Anti-vivisection Brown Dog statue is erected in Battersea, provoking riots.
Alice Perry becomes the first woman to graduate with a degree in civil engineering in the British Isles, at Queen's College, Galway, Ireland, and is appointed in December as an acting county surveyor.
J. K. Farnell of London manufacture the first British teddy bear.
Angela Brazil's schoolgirl story The Fortunes of Philippa.
William De Morgan's novel Joseph Vance.
The English Hymnal edited by Percy Dearmer and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Henry Watson Fowler and Francis George Fowler's book The King's English.
John Galsworthy's first Forsyte Saga novel The Man of Property.
Rudyard Kipling's historical fantasy Puck of Pook's Hill.
E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children (in book form).
J. M. Dent and Company commence publication of the Everyman's Library series with Boswell's Life of Johnson.
22 January – Joe Gladwin, actor (d. 1987)
10 February – Arthur Elton, pioneer documentary film maker (died 1973)
19 February – Grace Williams, Welsh composer (died 1977)
26 February – Madeleine Carroll, actress (died 1997)
16 March – Henny Youngman, American-domiciled comedian (died 1998)
25 March – A. J. P. Taylor, historian (died 1990)
9 April – Hugh Gaitskell, Labour politician (died 1963)
21 April – Stephen Tennant, eccentric socialite (died 1987)
29 May – T. H. White, Indian-born novelist (died 1964)
19 June – Ernst Boris Chain, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (died 1979)
Catherine Cookson, novelist (died 1998)
Robert Trent Jones, American-domiciled golf course designer (died 2000)
27 June – Vernon Watkins, Welsh poet (died 1967)
30 June – Ralph Allen, footballer (died 1981)
5 August – Joan Hickson, actress (died 1998)
28 August – John Betjeman, poet laureate (died 1984)
27 September – William Empson, poet and literary critic (died 1984)
1 November – Beryl Cooke, actress (died 2001)
18 November – Alec Issigonis, Ottoman-born car designer (died 1988)
8 December – Richard Llewellyn, novelist (died 1983)
24 December – James Hadley Chase, novelist (died 1985)
22 January – George Holyoake, secularist and proponent of the cooperative movement (born 1817)
8 March – Henry Baker Tristram, clergyman and ornithologist (born 1822)
19 April – Spencer Gore, tennis player and cricketer (born 1850)
20 June – John Clayton Adams, artist (born 1840)
9 November – Dorothea Beale, proponent of women's education (born 1831)
19 December – Frederic William Maitland, historian and jurist (born 1850)
30 December – Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts, philanthropist (born 1814)
1906 in the United Kingdom Wikipedia
Events from the year 1906 in the United Kingdom.