What Happened in 1907 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 206

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 4 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Jul 5 24th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: May Bundy beats Dorothea Chambers (6-1 6-4)
  • Jul 5 31st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Norman Brookes beats Arthur Gore (6-4 6-2 6-2)
  • Jul 8 Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st `Follies' on NY Theater roof
  • Jul 18 Florenz Ziegfeld's "Follies of 1907" premieres in NYC
  • Jul 18 French troops occupy Casablanca
  • Jul 19 Under pressure from the Japanese, the Emperor of Korea abdicates in favor of his son, a figurehead
  • Jul 20 A train wreck on the Pere Marquette Railroad near Salem, Michigan kills thirty and injures seventy more.
  • Jul 23 7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
  • Jul 25 Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
  • Jul 29 1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France
  • Jul 29 Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England
  • Jul 30 Russia and Japan sign an agreement guaranteeing freedom of China while recognizing each other's special interests
  • Jul 30 The Filipinos elect their first legislature; it will meet on 16 October
  • Jul 30 Starting today, the French bombard Casablanca and land troops to occupy the Atlantic-coast region of Morocco after attacks on foreigners
  • Aug 1 Bank of Italy opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street, San Francisco
  • Aug 1 Signal Corps of US army starts aircraft division
  • Aug 1 First Scout camp opens on Brownsea Island, in Poole Harbour, Dorset

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Aug 2 Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with Washington & loses 3-2 to Detroit

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Aug 3 Emperor Wilhelm (Germany) meets with Tsar Nicholas (Russia) to discuss Germany's plan to build a railroad to Baghdad; the discussion helps move Russia towards Britain and eventually the Triple Alliance
  • Aug 4 5th Tour de France won by Lucien Petit-Breton of France
  • Aug 7 Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland
  • Aug 9 The first Boy Scout camp concludes at Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Southern England.
  • Aug 10 Prince Scipone Borchesi wins Beijing to Paris, 7,500 mile auto rally
  • Aug 11 St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn
  • Aug 13 1st taxicabs operate in New York City, imported by Harry N. Allen
  • Aug 14 "Ha-Tikva" adopted as official Zionist hymn
  • Aug 16 Mulay Hafid is proclaimed the Sultan of Morocco by supporters leading to civil war; Mulay is supported by Germany while France supports the existing Sultan
  • Aug 17 Bishop forbids Christian membership of Dutch Textile Union
  • Aug 23 Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game
  • Aug 24 3rd Australasian Championships: Horace Rice beats Harry Parker (6-3, 6-4, 6-4)

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Aug 26 Harry Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 seconds

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • Aug 28 United Parcel Service is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.
  • Aug 28 27th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Robert LeRoy (6-2, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Aug 29 The Quebec Bridge in St Lawrence, Canada collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
  • Aug 31 Britain & Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia & Tibet
  • Aug 31 Britain, Russia & France form Triple Entente
  • Sep 5 King Edward VII of Great Britain meets Russia's Foreign Minister Alexander Izvolski in an attempt to strengthen Russia's relationship with Britain
  • Sep 7 Sutro's ornate Cliff House in SF destroyed by fire
  • Sep 8 Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Pasceni dominici gregis (anti-modernism)
  • Sep 12 Lusitania arrives in NYC after 5 day crossing of Atlantic (record)
  • Sep 13 Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football union (Big Four) forms with Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders & Montreal Foot Ball
  • Sep 20 Pitts Nick Maddox no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-1
  • Sep 23 Proclamation sets fineness & weight of silver & bronze coins of Canada
  • Sep 25 Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony premieres
  • Sep 26 New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
  • Sep 29 Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral
  • Sep 30 Cards Ed Konetchy steals home twice & Joe Delahanty also steals home for record 3 steals of home (vs Boston)
  • Oct 1 Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens

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Oct 1 A downturn in the stock market leads to a run on the dollar; US President Theodore Roosevelt will be forced to call on financier JP Morgan to help manage the financial crisis

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Oct 2 Phillies Eddie Grant goes 7 for 7 in a doubleheader vs Giants
  • Oct 5 Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8)
  • Oct 5 Philadelphia A's Rube Vickers no-hits Wash Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game
  • Oct 7 France's Henri Farman flies 30m in a biplane
  • Oct 9 3rd College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 12-0 in Annapolis
  • Oct 12 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series
  • Oct 16 Belasco Theater opens at 111 W 44th St NYC
  • Oct 16 David Belasco's "Grand Army Man," premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Oct 19 1st printing of Dutch Tribune (Wijnkoop/Van Ravesteyn/Ceton)
  • Oct 22 Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus
  • Oct 22 Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock leads to US wide run on banks
  • Oct 25 Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden
  • Oct 27 The first trial of the so called Eulenberg Affair, which will rock the highest circles of Germany, ends
  • Oct 31 Calgary City Rugby Football Club's 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary
  • Nov 2 Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published
  • Nov 7 Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico
  • Nov 7 Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins
  • Nov 7 Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University.
  • Nov 8 In a landmark decision for Australia, the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration rules that the Sunshine Harvester Work must pay 'fair and reasonable wages'
  • Nov 9 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
  • Nov 9 The Cullinan Diamond is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday.
  • Nov 13 French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
  • Nov 13 The Conference of Central American States, convoked in response to the war between Honduras and Nicaragua, meets in Washington, D.C. to promote unification

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Nov 14 The Third Duma (Parliament) meets in Russia; following Tsar Nicholas II's limiting of the franchise, a conservative majority holds sway and suppresses the radical elements

  • Nov 16 Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state
  • Nov 16 12th Iron Bowl: Auburn and Alabama tie 6-6 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.
  • Nov 30 Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle
  • Dec 2 English Professional Football Players' Association forms
  • Dec 2 Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Dec 3 George Cohan's musical "Talk of the Town" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 6 Coal mine explosions in Monongah, WV, kills 361
  • Dec 7 Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring
  • Dec 7 The First Egyptian Nationalist Congress meets under the leadership of Mustafa Kamil Pasha
  • Dec 8 King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.
  • Dec 9 First Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington, Delaware, post office)
  • Dec 9 Gustav Mahler departs Vienna

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Dec 10 Ruyard kipling receives Nobel prize for literature

  • Dec 10 The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected.
  • Dec 11 New Zealand Parliament Buildings almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • Dec 13 George Gunn scores 119 on Test debut v Australia SCG

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Dec 13 German Emperor Wilhelm II visits Amsterdam

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Dec 14 The schooner Thomas W. Lawson runs aground and founders near the Hellweather's Reef within the Scilly Isles in a gale. The pilot and 15 seamen die.
  • Dec 15 In Persia, the Shah leads a coup de'etat against the liberal Prime Minister Nasir ul-Mulk and imprisons him, but a popular uprising forces the Shah to restore Nasir ul-Mulk soon after
  • Dec 16 Eugene H Farrar is 1st to sing on radio (Bkln Navy Yard NY)
  • Dec 16 As a gesture of the US's new presence as a world power, President Theodore Roosevelt sends the US Battle Fleet on a round-the-world cruise, visiting ports internationally
  • Dec 17 Ugyen Wangchuck became 1st hereditary king of Bhutan
  • Dec 19 239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 20 Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 505

  • Mar 18 Eleanor L "Betty" Compton, US actress (Here Comes Trouble)
  • Mar 19 Cor Treslem, [Cornelis L Melsert], actor/director (Willem van Oranje)
  • Mar 19 Elizabeh LeFanu Maconochy, composer
  • Mar 19 Kent Smith, actor (Peyton Place, Invaders), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 19 Marc Vaubourgoin, composer
  • Mar 19 Nakagawa Soen, Formosa, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)
  • Mar 22 James Gavin, US, 82nd Airborne Div General (Sicily/Normandy)
  • Mar 22 Paul J Steenbergen, Neth, actor (Ciske Rat)/founder (Hague's Comedy)
  • Mar 22 Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun (d. 2005)
  • Mar 23 Daniel Bovet, Switzerland, pharmacologist (Nobel 1957)
  • Mar 23 Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay, politician
  • Mar 24 Janet Harmon Bragg, US pilot/columnist (Chicago Defender)
  • Mar 24 Lauris Norstad, US gen (NATO commander)/CEO (Owens-Corning Fiberglass)
  • Mar 24 Lucia Chase, US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater)
  • Mar 24 Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer
  • Mar 24 Martin Kosleck, Germany, actor (Pursuit to Algiers)
  • Mar 24 Paul Sauvé, Quebec politician (d. 1960)
  • Mar 26 Leigh Harline, composer
  • Mar 26 Louis Saguer, composer
  • Mar 27 Mary Treen, actress (Emily-Willy), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 28 Herbert "Herb" Hall, clarinetist/saxophonist
  • Mar 28 "Swifty" Lazar, American talent agent (d. 1993)
  • Mar 29 "Braguinha", Brazilian songwriter (d. 2006)
  • Mar 30 Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe Officer (d. 1994)
  • Mar 31 Eddie Quillan, actor (Julia, Hell Town), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 1 Walter Kaufmann, composer
  • Apr 2 Luke Appling, American baseball player (d. 1991)
  • Apr 3 Isaac Deutscher, Polish/English historian (Stalin/Trotsky biography)
  • Apr 4 Nathan M Pusey, Iowa, educator (National Ass for Social Sciences-1963)
  • Apr 5 J Zeldenrust, Dutch pathologist/anatomist
  • Apr 8 Maurice Stacey, chemist
  • Apr 10 Pete Desjardins, US, platform/springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Apr 11 Paul Douglas, actor (Adventure Theater, Clash by Night), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 11 William Henry Swinburne, music teacher
  • Apr 11 Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer, entrepreneur and inventor (d. 2001)
  • Apr 12 Felix de Weldon, Austrian-born sculptor (d. 2003)
  • Apr 12 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (d. 1979)
  • Apr 13 Harold Stassen, W (Gov-R-Minn) perennial presidential candidate, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Apr 14 Francois "Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti
  • Apr 14 Otto F A H van Nispen, Dutch mayor (Pannerden)/MP (KVP)
  • Apr 14 Phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), born in London, England
  • Apr 15 Gerald Abrahams, author (Teach Yourself Chess), born in Liverpool, England
  • Apr 15 Nicholas Tinbergen, Neth/British biologist/zoologist (Nobel 1973)
  • Apr 16 August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (d. 1947)
  • Apr 16 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, French-Canadian inventor and businessman (Bombardier) (d. 1964)
  • Apr 18 Miklos Rozsa, Budapest Hungary, movie composer (Atomic Cafe, Fedora)
  • Apr 18 Stephen Longstreet, American writer (All or Nothing)
  • Apr 19 Alan Wheatley, England, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood)
  • Apr 19 Gino Contilli, composer
  • Apr 19 Lina Basquette, Mateo Cal, actress (Paradise Park, Pleasure, Goldie)
  • Apr 20 Miran Bux, cricketer (his one season of Test & 1st-class play 1954-55)
  • Apr 20 William Dollar, ballet dancer/choreographer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 21 Antoni Szalowski, composer
  • Apr 21 Beatrice Kay, singer/actress, Sister Sue-Calvin & Col), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 22 Ivan Efremov, Russian paleontologist and author (d. 1972)
  • Apr 23 Lee (Elizabeth) Miller, Poughkeepsie New York, American photographer
  • Apr 24 Vaclav Trojan, composer
  • Apr 25 Paula Trueman, actress (Gran-Billy), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 25 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer
  • Apr 26 Theun de Vries, writer (February; PC Hooft prize 1981)
  • Apr 29 Fred Zinneman, Austria, director (From Here to Eternity, Julia)
  • Apr 29 Tino Rossi, Ajaccio France, singer (Deux Amours, Marlene)
  • May 1 Jan Pauw, CEO (Aruban Theater Group)
  • May 1 Oliver Hill, civil rights attorney (d. 2007)
  • May 1 Kate Smith, American singer (d. 1986)
  • May 2 Pinky Lee, children's show host (Pinky Lee Show)
  • May 3 Earl Wilson, Rockford Ohio, columnist (Midnight Earl)
  • May 4 Lincoln Kirstein, American impresario (d. 1996)
  • May 5 Benny Baker, actor (18 Again, Sting II, Thunderbirds), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • May 5 Kenneth Muir, English scholar
  • May 5 Yoritsune Matsudaira, composer
  • May 6 Weeb Ewbank, NFL coach (Baltimore Colts, NY Jets)
  • May 7 Jef van Durme, composer
  • May 9 Baldur von Schirach, German writer/nazi politician (Frame)
  • May 9 Kathryn Kuhlman, famed evangelist (d. 1976)
  • May 9 Fred Warngård, Swedish athlete (d. 1950)
  • May 10 Harilaos Perpessas, composer
  • May 11 Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)
  • May 11 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 1989)
  • May 12 Katharine Hepburn, actress (Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • May 12 Leslie Charteris, English/US detective writer (Enter the Saint)
  • May 13 Austin Whitaker, schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist
  • May 13 Daphne du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Parasites)
  • May 13 Laurence Kirwan, archaeologist
  • May 14 Dick Bentley, entertainer
  • May 14 Mohammed Ayub Khan, general/premier/president (Pakistan)
  • May 14 Hans von der Groeben, German diplomat (d. 2005)
  • May 14 Johnny Moss, American poker player (d. 1995)
  • May 15 Josef Alexander, composer
  • May 15 Phillip Piratin, communist
  • May 15 Sukhdev Thapar, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)
  • May 16 Robert Tisdall, Ireland, 400m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • May 17 Charles Cawley, British chief scientist/minister of power
  • May 17 Horace McMahon, South Norwalk Ct, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye)
  • May 17 Ilona Schacherer Elek, Budapest Hung, fencer (Olympic-gold-1936, 48)
  • May 18 Clifford Curzon, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal), born in London, England
  • May 18 Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist
  • May 18 Carl Mydans, American photographer (d. 2004)
  • May 22 Laurence Olivier, English actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer), born in Dorking, Surrey (d. 1989)
  • May 22 Hergé, Belgian comic book creator (d. 1983)

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