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Historical Events in August 1907

  • Aug 1 U.S. Army Signal Corps establish a small Aeronautical Division

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Aug 1 Bank of Italy (later Bank of America) opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street, San Francisco

Banker and Entrepreneur Amadeo Giannini
Banker and Entrepreneur
Amadeo Giannini
  • Aug 1 First Scout camp opens on Brownsea Island, in Poole Harbour, Dorset

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Aug 2 Legendary pitcher Walter Johnson at 19 begins his 21 year Baseball Hall of Fame playing career with Washington with 3-2 loss v Detroit

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Aug 3 Emperor Wilhelm (Germany) meets with Tsar Nicholas (Russia) to discuss Germany's plan to build a railroad to Baghdad; the discussion helps move Russia towards Britain and eventually the Triple Alliance
  • Aug 4 Tour de France: Lucien Petit-Breton of France beats countryman Gustave Garrigou to win first of 2 Tour victories
  • Aug 7 MLB Washington Senators legendary pitcher Walter Johnson wins first of his 416 career wins, 7-2 v Cleveland
  • Aug 9 1st Boy Scout camp concludes at Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Southern England
  • Aug 10 Prince Scipone Borchesi wins Beijing to Paris, 7,500 mile auto rally
  • Aug 11 St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn
  • Aug 13 1st taxicabs operate in New York City, imported by Harry N. Allen
  • Aug 16 Mulay Hafid is proclaimed the Sultan of Morocco by supporters leading to civil war; Mulay is supported by Germany while France supports the existing Sultan
  • Aug 17 Bishop forbids Christian membership of Dutch Textile Union
  • Aug 23 Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game
  • Aug 24 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Brisbane : Australian Horace Rice beats Harry Parker of New Zealand 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

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Aug 26 Harry Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 seconds

Magician and Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician and Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • Aug 28 United Parcel Service is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.
  • Aug 28 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: William Larned beats Robert LeRoy 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 for his third US singles title
  • Aug 29 The Quebec Bridge over St Lawrence River collapses during construction, killing 75 workers
  • Aug 31 Britain & Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia & Tibet
  • Aug 31 Britain, Russia & France form Triple Entente