On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1907

Historical Events

  • 1st US federal corrupt election practices law passed
  • In Austria, universal and direct suffrage (limited to males over 24) is introduced, a reform long demanded by the socialists and others
  • John Millington Synge's "Playboy of Western World" opens in Dublin; play claimed as immoral and causes riots
  • The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III rifle officially introduced into British Military Service, 2nd oldest military rifle still in official use

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Ballantine, orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Hans Selye, Austrian-Canadian endocrinologist, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
1907 Highlights

About January 26, 1907

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius