Historical Events in 1907

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Jan 1st US President 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 4th George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell" premieres in London

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

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

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

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Feb 7th The Mud March was the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
  • Feb 7th Conservative coalition take over Reichstag in Germany after rallying conservatives against the threat of a socialist government
  • Feb 11th De Master's Dutch government resigns
  • Feb 11th Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, off Rhode Island, 322 die
  • Feb 13th English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested
  • Feb 14th 1st US foxhound association forms in NYC
  • Feb 21st SS Berlin sinks off Hoek van Holland Neth (142 dead)
  • Feb 22nd 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London
  • Feb 22nd Leonid N Andreyev's "Zhizn Cheloveka" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Feb 25th George Bernard Shaw's "Philanderer" premieres in London
  • Feb 25th US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic
  • Feb 26th Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
  • Feb 26th US Congress raised their own salaries to $7,500
  • Feb 26th Louis Botha Het Volk Party wins a majority in the election in Transvaal, South Africa

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Feb 27th 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 2nd General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal
  • Mar 2nd Georges Feydeaus' "La Puce à l'Oreille" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 5th 1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
  • Mar 5th The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops.
  • Mar 9th 1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana
  • Mar 9th Lady Gregory's "Rising of the Moon" premieres in Dublin
  • Mar 14th By Presidential order, the US excludes Japanese laborers from entering the country
  • Mar 15th Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote
  • Mar 16th First 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
  • Mar 19th 18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch, Nevada (state record)
  • Mar 21st US invades Honduras
  • Mar 22nd The new Boer government in the Transvaal passes an Asiatic Registration Bill, that restricts immigration from India
  • Mar 22nd 69th Grand National: Tom Coulthwaite aboard Alf Newey wins
  • Mar 24th The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
  • Mar 25th Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
  • Mar 31st Romanian Army puts down Moldavian farmers' revolt
  • Apr 11th NY Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards
  • Apr 12th Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns
  • Apr 12th In Switzerland, parliament passes a new army bill reorganizing the nation's forces into a standing militia, with training required for all males
  • Apr 17th Ellis Island, NY-11,745 immigrants arrive
  • Apr 18th Augustus Thomas' "Witching Hour" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 18th Fairmont Hotel opens
  • Apr 19th 11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24

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Apr 24th 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 26th Jamestown, Va Tercentenary Exposition opens
  • Apr 30th Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
  • May 1st Belgium government of De Trooz forms
  • May 1st Indian Mine Laws passes (concessions from Neth-Indies)
  • May 2nd Belgium Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian government
  • May 6th 33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6
  • May 7th Charles Collier wins 1st Isle of Man TT Race: (38.22 mph)
  • May 8th Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 8th 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 10th Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue" premieres in Paris
  • May 11th Bank of San Francisco incorporated
  • May 11th A derailment outside Lompoc, California, kills 32 Shriners when their chartered train jumps off the tracks at a switch near Surf Depot.
  • May 14th Sweden adopts universal suffrage for elections to its lower house and proportional representation for both houses
  • May 16th 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 21st 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4
  • May 22nd Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex v Somerset
  • May 23rd The single chamber Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.
  • May 26th Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
  • May 27th Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco
  • May 28th Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy, 1st held
  • May 30th 41st Belmont: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins
  • May 31st Taxis 1st began running in NYC
  • Jun 1st -27°F (-33°C), Sarmiento, Argentina (South American record)
  • Jun 3rd Centro Escolar University is established by Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna in Manila, Philippines.
  • Jun 4th Automatic washer & dryer introduced
  • Jun 5th Automatic washer & dryer are introduced
  • Jun 10th 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 11th Northants all out for 12 v Gloucestershire
  • Jun 11th George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket.
  • Jun 12th Yanks commit 11 errors & lose 14-6 to Tigers
  • Jun 13th Lowest temp ever in 48 US states for June, 2°F in Tamarack Calif
  • Jun 14th Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers
  • Jun 14th Norway adopts female suffrage for middle class women only in parliamentary elections

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Jun 15th 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

  • Jun 15th 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 16th 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 20th 1st Portland Rose festival
  • Jun 21st 13th US Golf Open: Alec Ross shoots a 302 at Phila Cricket Club PA
  • Jun 21st E W Scripps founded United Press
  • Jun 21st 47th British Golf Open: Arnaud Massy shoots a 312 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • Jun 26th Bolsheviks overthrows transport in Tiflis
  • Jun 28th Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey
  • Jul 1st World's 1st air force established (US Army)
  • Jul 1st The Orange River Colony, known as the Orange Free State, is granted self-government by the British
  • Jul 2nd 21st U.S. Women's National Championship: Evelyn Sears beats Carrie Neely (6-3, 6-2)
  • Jul 3rd Pope decree forbids modernization of theology
  • Jul 4th Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 5th 24th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: May Bundy beats Dorothea Chambers (6-1 6-4)
  • Jul 5th 31st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Norman Brookes beats Arthur Gore (6-4 6-2 6-2)
  • Jul 8th Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st `Follies' on NY Theater roof
  • Jul 18th Florenz Ziegfeld's "Follies of 1907" premieres in NYC
  • Jul 18th French troops occupy Casablanca
  • Jul 19th Under pressure from the Japanese, the Emperor of Korea abdicates in favor of his son, a figurehead
  • Jul 20th A train wreck on the Pere Marquette Railroad near Salem, Michigan kills thirty and injures seventy more.
  • Jul 23rd 7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
  • Jul 25th Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
  • Jul 29th 1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France
  • Jul 29th Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England
  • Jul 30th Russia and Japan sign an agreement guaranteeing freedom of China while recognizing each other's special interests
  • Jul 30th The Filipinos elect their first legislature; it will meet on 16 October
  • Jul 30th Starting today, the French bombard Casablanca and land troops to occupy the Atlantic-coast region of Morocco after attacks on foreigners
  • Aug 1st Bank of Italy opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street, SF
  • Aug 1st Signal Corps of US army starts aircraft division
  • Aug 1st First Scout camp opens on Brownsea Island, in Poole Harbour, Dorset

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

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Aug 3rd 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 4th 5th Tour de France won by Lucien Petit-Breton of France
  • Aug 7th Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland
  • Aug 9th The first Boy Scout camp concludes at Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Southern England.
  • Aug 10th Prince Scipone Borchesi wins Beijing to Paris, 7,500 mile auto rally
  • Aug 11th St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn
  • Aug 13th 1st taxicab (NYC)
  • Aug 14th "Ha-Tikva" adopted as official Zionist hymn
  • Aug 16th 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 17th Bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union
  • Aug 22nd Colin Buchanan, town planner
  • Aug 22nd Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist
  • Aug 23rd Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game
  • Aug 24th 3rd Australasian Championships: Horace Rice beats Harry Parker (6-3, 6-4, 6-4)

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

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • Aug 28th United Parcel Service is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.
  • Aug 28th 27th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Robert LeRoy (6-2, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Aug 29th The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
  • Aug 31st Britain & Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia & Tibet
  • Aug 31st Britain, Russia & France form Triple Entente
  • Sep 5th King Edward VII of Great Britain meets Russia's Foreign Minister Alexander Izvolski in an attempt to strengthen Russia's relationship with Britain
  • Sep 7th Sutro's ornate Cliff House in SF destroyed by fire
  • Sep 8th Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Pasceni dominici gregis (anti-modernism)
  • Sep 12th Lusitania arrives in NYC after 5 day crossing of Atlantic (record)
  • Sep 13th Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football union (Big Four) forms with Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders & Montreal Foot Ball
  • Sep 20th Pitts Nick Maddox no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-1
  • Sep 23rd Proclamation sets fineness & weight of silver & bronze coins of Canada
  • Sep 25th Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony premieres
  • Sep 26th New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
  • Sep 29th Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral
  • Sep 30th Cards Ed Konetchy steals home twice & Joe Delahanty also steals home for record 3 steals of home (vs Boston)
  • Oct 1st Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens
  • Oct 1st A downturn in the stock market leads to a run on the dollar; US President Roosevelt will be forced to call on financier JP Morgan to help manage the financial crisis
  • Oct 2nd Phillies Eddie Grant goes 7 for 7 in a doubleheader vs Giants
  • Oct 5th Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8)
  • Oct 5th Phila A's Rube Vickers no-hits Wash Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game
  • Oct 7th France's Henri Farman flies 30m in a biplane
  • Oct 9th 3rd College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 12-0 in Annapolis
  • Oct 12th Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series
  • Oct 16th Belasco Theater opens at 111 W 44th St NYC
  • Oct 16th David Belasco's "Grand Army Man," premieres in NYC

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Oct 17th 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 19th 1st printing of Dutch Tribune (Wijnkoop/Van Ravesteyn/Ceton)
  • Oct 22nd Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus
  • Oct 22nd Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
  • Oct 25th Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden
  • Oct 27th The first trial of the so called Eulenberg Affair, which will rock the highest circles of Germany, ends
  • Oct 31st Calgary City Rugby Football Club's 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary
  • Nov 2nd Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published
  • Nov 7th Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico
  • Nov 7th Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins
  • Nov 7th Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University.
  • Nov 8th 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 9th Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
  • Nov 9th The Cullinan Diamond is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday.
  • Nov 13th French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
  • Nov 13th 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 14th 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 16th Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state
  • Nov 16th 12th Iron Bowl: Auburn and Alabama tie 6-6 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28th In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.
  • Nov 30th Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle
  • Dec 2nd English Professional Football Players' Association forms
  • Dec 2nd Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Dec 3rd George Cohan's musical "Talk of the Town" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 6th Coal mine explosions in Monongah, WV, kills 361
  • Dec 7th Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring
  • Dec 7th The First Egyptian Nationalist Congress meets under the leadership of Mustafa Kamil Pasha
  • Dec 8th King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.
  • Dec 9th First Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington, Delaware, post office)
  • Dec 9th Gustav Mahler departs Vienna

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Dec 10th Ruyard kipling receives Nobel prize for literature

  • Dec 10th 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 11th New Zealand Parliament Buildings almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • Dec 13th George Gunn scores 119 on Test debut v Australia SCG

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Dec 13th German Emperor Wilhelm II visits Amsterdam

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Dec 14th 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 15th 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 16th Eugene H Farrar is 1st to sing on radio (Bkln Navy Yard NY)