What Happened on December 16, 1907

Historical Events

Great White Fleet

As a gesture of the US's new presence as a world power, President Theodore Roosevelt sends the 'Great White Fleet' on a round-the-world cruise, visiting ports internationally

  • Eugenia Farrar is the 1st to sing over a wireless radio broadcast, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Kent, Canadian actress (Lonesome, Flesh and the Devil), born in Gadsby, Alberta, Canada (d. 2011)
  • Ray C. Bliss, American Republican party figure (Chairman Republican National Committee 1965-69), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1981)
  • Syd Curnow, South African cricket batsman (7 Tests, HS 47; Transvaal), born in Benoni, South Africa (d. 1986)
1907 Highlights

About December 16, 1907

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Sagittarius