El Paso Public Library became a Federal Depository in 1906, two years after the newly built EPPL opened on "Carnegie Square" (previously Buckler Square, an old cemetery site). These are some of the national events/people/places that are worth noting regarding the year the depository was designated:
President: Theodore Roosevelt (R-New York)
Vice President: Charles W. Fairbanks (R-Indiana)
February 28 – Upton Sinclair publishes The Jungle (exposed corruption in the meatpacking industry), a novel depicting the life of an immigrant family in Chicago during the early 1900s.April 18 – The 1906 San Francisco earthquake (estimated magnitude 7.8) on the San Andreas Fault destroys much of San Francisco, California, killing at least 3,000, with 225,000–300,000 left homeless, and $350 million in damages.
June 30 – The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act.
October 11 – The San Francisco public school board sparks a United States diplomatic crisis with Japan, by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools.
November 9 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt leaves for a trip to Panama to inspect the construction progress of the Panama Canal (the first time a sitting President of the United States makes an official trip outside of the United States).
BIRTHSFebruary 4 – Clyde Tombaugh, astronomer
February 10 – Lon Chaney, Jr., actor
February 28 – Bugsy Siegel, gangster
July 1 – Estée Lauder, cosmetics entrepreneur
July 7 – Satchel Paige, baseball player
DEATHSMarch 13 – Susan B. Anthony, civil rights and women's suffrage activist