On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1907

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Researcher George Soper publishes the results of his investigation into recent typhoid outbreaks in the New York area and announces that Mary Mallon [Typhoid Mary] is the likely source of the outbreak

  • The 2nd Hague Peace Conference meets in an attempt to stop the arms race; Germany resists, but conference does make important rules around the rights of neutral powers

Famous Birthdays

  • James Robertson Justice, British actor (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Moby Dick), born in Lewisham, London, England (d. 1975)

Famous Deaths

  • William Le Baron Jenney, American architect (father of skyscraper), dies at 74