Historical Events in January 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
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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