October 1907 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens

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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

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Alexander Robertus, organic chemist
  • Oct 2 Alexander R. Todd, British chemist (Nobel Prize 1957), born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • Oct 7 Víctor Paz Estenssoro, Bolivian politician (d. 2001)
  • Oct 9 Quintin Hogg, British politician (d. 2001)
  • Oct 15 John "Cardinal" Dearden, US cardinal (1969-88)/archbishop of Detroit
  • Oct 15 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1980)
  • Oct 15 Varian Fry, American journalist (d. 1967)
  • Oct 16 Roger Vailland, French author (La Novice, Et Mourir de Plasir)
  • Oct 18 Alexander Hardie Williamson, artist
  • Oct 21 Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (d. 1985)
  • Oct 21 Jules Chevalier, French priest (b. 1824)
  • Oct 22 Henriette Wyeth, 1st lady of american art
  • Oct 27 Moises F da Costa Gomez, premier Dutch Antilles
  • Oct 28 Edith Head, fashion designer (MGM)
  • Oct 28 John Harold Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (d. 1987)
  • Oct 30 Albert Rice Leventhal, publisher (Little Golden Books)
  • Oct 30 Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)
  • Oct 31 Helen Lessore, English artist, born in London (d. 1994)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 8 Alfred, Liechtensteins noble of Austrian Herrenhaus, dies at 65
  • Oct 20 Said Pasha Kurd, Kurdish statesman (b.1834)