Historical Events in August 1907

  • 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