What Happened on January 26, 1907

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st US federal corrupt election practices law passed
  • In Austria, universal and direct suffrage (limited to males over 24) is introduced, a reform long demanded by the socialists and others
  • John Millington Synge's "Playboy of Western World" opens in Dublin; play claimed as immoral and causes riots
  • The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III rifle officially introduced into British Military Service, 2nd oldest military rifle still in official use

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Ballantine, orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Hans Selye, Austrian-Canadian endocrinologist, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948)