What Happened in February 1907

Historical Events

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Feb 5 Arnold Schoenberg's 1st string quartet premieres in Vienna

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Feb 7 The Mud March was the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
  • Feb 7 Conservative coalition take over Reichstag in Germany after rallying conservatives against the threat of a socialist government
  • Feb 11 De Master's Dutch government resigns
  • Feb 11 Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, off Rhode Island, 322 die
  • Feb 13 English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested
  • Feb 14 1st US foxhound association forms in NYC
  • Feb 21 SS Berlin sinks off Hoek van Holland Neth (142 dead)
  • Feb 22 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London
  • Feb 22 Leonid N Andreyev's "Zhizn Cheloveka" premieres in St Petersburg

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Feb 25 George Bernard Shaw's "Philanderer" premieres in London

  • Feb 25 US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic
  • Feb 26 Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
  • Feb 26 US Congress raised their own salaries to $7,500
  • Feb 26 Louis Botha Het Volk Party wins a majority in the election in Transvaal, South Africa

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Feb 27 Psychiatrists Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud meet for the first time in Vienna

Father of Psychology Sigmund Freud
Father of Psychology
Sigmund Freud
Psychiatrist Carl Jung
Carl Jung

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Alan Strode Campbell Ross, professor (coined the terms U & non-U)
  • Feb 1 Mozart Camargo Guarnieri, São Paulo Brazil, composer/conductor
  • Feb 1 John Canaday, art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios)
  • Feb 2 Bernardas Brazdzionis, Lithuania, poet/editor/critic
  • Feb 3 James A. Michner, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii)
  • Feb 5 Jan Klaasesz, Dutch governor Suriname (1949-56)
  • Feb 5 Norton Simon, business executive (Simon & Schuster)
  • Feb 5 Pierre E J Pflimlin, premier France
  • Feb 6 Sam Green, industrialist/inventor
  • Feb 7 Arthur George Bottomley, politician
  • Feb 7 Yevgeniy Abalakov, Soviet mountaineer (d. 1948)
  • Feb 8 Ray Middleton, American actor, born in Chicago Illinois (d. 1984)
  • Feb 9 Aubrey "Dit" Clapper, NHL hall of famer (Boston Bruins)
  • Feb 10 Grace Hamilton, 1st African American member of Georgia state legislature
  • Feb 11 E W Swanton, author & sports commentator
  • Feb 12 Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
  • Feb 13 Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (d. 2004)
  • Feb 14 Johnny Longden, jockey/trainer (1958 Racing Hall of Fame)
  • Feb 15 Jean Langlais, composer

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Feb 15 Cesar Romero, American actor (Joker-Batman, Ocean's 11), born in NYC, New York

  • Feb 16 Fernando Previtali, composer
  • Feb 16 Henri van Albada, Belgian sculptor (Charles V)
  • Feb 17 Alec Wilder, composer (1973 ASCAP award), born in Rochester, New York
  • Feb 17 Charles B Timmer, Dutch translator/writer (Russia Black on White)
  • Feb 18 Billy Dewolfe, Wollaston Mass, actor (Good Morning World)
  • Feb 18 Harm van Riel, Dutch politician (Dutch Liberal Party)
  • Feb 20 Malcolm Atterbury, actor (Jonas-Thicker than Water, Apples Way), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 20 Nadine Conner, California, soprano (Carmen, Pamina-Magic Flute)
  • Feb 20 Owain Jenkins, company director
  • Feb 21 Wystan Hugh Auden, US, poet (Age of Anxiety-Pulitzer 1948)
  • Feb 22 Robert Young, American actor (Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby, M.D.), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Feb 22 Sheldon Leonard, actor/director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 23 Anthony Standerwick Heal, businessman
  • Feb 25 Mary Coyle Chase, playwright (Harvey-Pulitzer Prize)
  • Feb 25 Shimen Rushkin, Poland, actor (Beau Brummel, Having a Wonderful Time)
  • Feb 26 Dub Taylor, American actor (d. 1994)
  • Feb 27 Gerhard Alexander, [Veldheer], Dutch actor (Prince Willem of Orange)
  • Feb 27 Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)
  • Feb 28 Milton Caniff, Hillsboro Ohio, Dutch cartoonist (Terry & Pirates)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table), dies at 72
  • Feb 5 Ludwig Thuille, composer, dies at 45
  • Feb 8 Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist (fasenleer), dies at 52
  • Feb 11 Peter J Savelberg, Dutch Limbourg monastery founder, dies at 80
  • Feb 13 Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer, dies at 59
  • Feb 16 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835)
  • Feb 17 Henry Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society-Madras), dies
  • Feb 17 Henry Steel Olcott, US co-founder (Theosophist Society), dies at 74

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Feb 20 Henri Moissan [Ferdinand-Frederic-], chemist (Nobel 1906), dies at 54

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Moissan
  • Feb 24 Otto Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 77