What Happened in January 1907

Historical Events


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Jan 1 US President Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

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Jan 4 George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell" premieres in London

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Jan 6 Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)

  • Jan 7 Clyde Fitch' "Truth" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 12 Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal
  • Jan 14 An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica, kills more than 1,000.
  • Jan 15 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee De Forest
  • Jan 15 Gold dental inlays first described by William Taggart, who invented them
  • Jan 21 Kenora Thistles sweep Mont Wanderers in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • Jan 23 Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American US senator
  • Jan 25 Julia Ward Howe is first woman elected to National Institute of Arts & Letters (USA)
  • Jan 26 1st US federal corrupt election practices law passed
  • Jan 26 J M Synge's "Playboy of Western World" opens; police are called
  • Jan 26 The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III rifle officially introduced into British Military Service, 2nd oldest military rifle still in official use
  • Jan 26 In Austria, universal and direct suffrage (limited to males over 24) is introduced, a reform long demanded by the socialists and others
  • Jan 29 Charles Curtis becomes U.S. Senator from Kansas, first Native American to become a Senator

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Erich Schmid, composer
  • Jan 2 Edward Albert Radice, economist
  • Jan 2 Salvador Ley, composer
  • Jan 5 Anton Ingolic, Slavic author (After Splavih, After Prelomu)
  • Jan 5 Willi Soukop, sculptor and member of Royal Academy of Arts
  • Jan 6 David Fleay, Australian naturalist (d. 1993)
  • Jan 7 Nicanor Zabaleta, San Sebastian, Spain, harpist
  • Jan 11 Pierre Mendès-France, French Premier (1954-55) (d. 1982)
  • Jan 11 Abraham Joshua Heschel, Jewish American rabbi and theologian (d. 1972), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan 12 Sergei Korolev, scientist
  • Jan 13 Sabine Zlatin, Polish-born French nurse who tried save Izieu children from Nazis), born in Warsaw (d. 1996)
  • Jan 14 Derek Richter, British neuro chemist (Aspects of learning & memory)
  • Jan 14 Sophie Redmond, Suriname's 1st female physician
  • Jan 14 Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician (d. 1985)
  • Jan 16 Alexander Knox, Canada, actor (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind)
  • Jan 16 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist
  • Jan 16 Paul Nitze, American government official (d. 2004)
  • Jan 17 Henk H Badings, Bandung Indonesia, Dutch opera composer (Orestes)
  • Jan 18 Janos Ferencsik, conductor (Budapest Opera), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jan 19 Lillian Harvey, actress (Invitation to the Waltz), born in London, England
  • Jan 20 Roy Welensky, Premier (Rhodesia/Nyasaland 1956-63)
  • Jan 22 Douglas Corrigan, American pilot (d. 1995)
  • Jan 22 Dixie Dean, English footballer (d. 1980)
  • Jan 22 Mary Dresselhuys, Dutch actress (d. 2004)
  • Jan 23 Dan Duryea, White Plains NY, actor (Pride of the Yankees)
  • Jan 23 Hediki Yukawa, Japan, physicist (Nobel 1949)
  • Jan 24 Alfonse Vranckx, Belgian lawyer/politician
  • Jan 24 Maurice Couve de Murville, France premier (1968-69)
  • Jan 26 Eddie Ballantine, orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 26 Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948)
  • Jan 27 Henry Cotton, English golf champion (won 3x British Open)
  • Jan 28 Constantin Regamey, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Cyrill Kistler, composer, dies at 58
  • Jan 3 Josef Foerster, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 6 Walter Read, cricketer (Engl batsman, 117 at no 10 v Aust 1884), dies
  • Jan 7 Anton Urspruch, composer, dies at 56
  • Jan 8 Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 57
  • Jan 14 Karl von Perfall, composer, dies at 82
  • Jan 14 Sir James Fergusson, British politician, and governor of South Australia, New Zealand and Bombay (b. 1832)
  • Jan 16 Alfred Shaw, cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), dies
  • Jan 25 René Pottier, French cyclist (b. 1879)
  • Jan 31 Timothy Eaton, Canadian department store founder (b. 1834)