Historical Events in May 1907

  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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