San Francisco, 1906
The Call-Chronicle-Examiner, a combination of SF's three leading newspapers, describes San Francisco as "a mass of smoldering ruins" after the earthquake and fire destroy the City.
In an era known for railroad barons, shady deals, and power brokering, controversy surrounds the Republican state convention as several Supreme Court justices and the gubernatorial candidate are implicated in a bribery scandal.
United States, 1906
President Theodore Roosevelt is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating terms which brought the Russo-Japanese War to an end.