Historical Events in 1907

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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 is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the 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

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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
  • 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
Psychiatrist
Carl Jung
  • Mar 2 General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal
  • Mar 2 Georges Feydeaus' "La Puce à l'Oreille" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 5 1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
  • Mar 5 The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops.
  • Mar 9 1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana
  • Mar 9 Lady Gregory's "Rising of the Moon" premieres in Dublin
  • Mar 14 By Presidential order, the US excludes Japanese laborers from entering the country
  • Mar 15 Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote
  • Mar 16 First 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
  • Mar 19 18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch, Nevada (state record)
  • Mar 21 US sends troops to Honduras to halt the Nicaraguan army takeover
  • Mar 22 The new Boer government in the Transvaal passes an Asiatic Registration Bill, that restricts immigration from India
  • Mar 22 69th Grand National: Tom Coulthwaite aboard Alf Newey wins
  • Mar 24 The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
  • Mar 25 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
  • Mar 31 Romanian Army puts down Moldavian farmers' revolt
  • Apr 11 NY Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards
  • Apr 12 Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns
  • Apr 12 In Switzerland, parliament passes a new army bill reorganizing the nation's forces into a standing militia, with training required for all males
  • Apr 17 Ellis Island, NY-11,745 immigrants arrive
  • Apr 18 Augustus Thomas' "Witching Hour" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 18 Fairmont Hotel opens in San Francisco
  • Apr 19 11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24

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Apr 24 Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.

Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey
Chocolate Tycoon
Milton S. Hershey
  • Apr 26 Jamestown, Va Tercentenary Exposition opens
  • Apr 30 Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
  • May 1 Belgium government of De Trooz forms
  • May 1 Indian Mine Laws passes (concessions from Neth-Indies)
  • May 2 Belgium Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian government
  • May 6 33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6
  • May 7 Charles Collier wins 1st Isle of Man TT Race: (38.22 mph)
  • May 8 Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 6-0

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May 8 Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • May 10 Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue" premieres in Paris
  • May 11 Bank of San Francisco incorporated
  • May 11 A derailment outside Lompoc, California, kills 32 Shriners when their chartered train jumps off the tracks at a switch near Surf Depot.
  • May 14 Sweden adopts universal suffrage for elections to its lower house and proportional representation for both houses
  • May 16 In the Pact of Cartagena, Great Britain, France, and Spain agree to maintain the status quo in the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of Europe and Africa
  • May 21 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4
  • May 22 Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex v Somerset
  • May 23 The single chamber Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.
  • May 26 Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
  • May 27 Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco
  • May 28 Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy, 1st held
  • May 30 41st Belmont: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins
  • May 31 Taxis 1st began running in NYC
  • Jun 1 -27°F (-33°C), Sarmiento, Argentina (South American record)
  • Jun 3 Centro Escolar University is established by Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna in Manila, Philippines.
  • Jun 10 France and Japan sign an agreement to maintain the independence and integrity of China, equality for all nations in trading with China, and the status quo in the Far East
  • Jun 11 Northants all out for 12 v Gloucestershire
  • Jun 11 George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket.
  • Jun 12 Yanks commit 11 errors & lose 14-6 to Tigers
  • Jun 13 Lowest temp ever in 48 US states for June, 2°F in Tamarack Calif
  • Jun 14 Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers
  • Jun 14 Norway adopts female suffrage for middle class women only in parliamentary elections
  • Jun 15 The 2nd Hague Peace Conference meets in an attempt to stop the arms race; Germany resists, but conference does make important rules around the rights of neutral powers

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Jun 15 Researcher George Soper publishes the results of his investigation into recent typhoid outbreaks in the New York area and announces that Mary Mallon [Typhoid Mary] is the likely source of the outbreak

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Jun 16 Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dissolves the Second Duma (parliament) and issues an edict that will increase representation of propertied classes while reducing that of peasants, workers and national minorities

  • Jun 20 1st Portland Rose festival held in Portland, Oregon
  • Jun 21 13th US Golf Open: Alec Ross shoots a 302 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA
  • Jun 21 E W Scripps founded United Press
  • Jun 21 47th British Golf Open: Arnaud Massy shoots a 312 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • Jun 26 Bolsheviks overthrows transport in Tiflis
  • Jun 28 Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey
  • Jul 1 World's 1st air force established (US Army)
  • Jul 1 The Orange River Colony, known as the Orange Free State, is granted self-government by the British
  • Jul 2 21st U.S. Women's National Championship: Evelyn Sears beats Carrie Neely (6-3, 6-2)
  • Jul 3 Pope decree forbids modernization of theology
  • Jul 4 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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
  • 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 Rudyard Kipling receives the Nobel prize for literature, the first English-language writer to do so

  • 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