On This Day

Historical Events in February 1907

  • Feb 3 Josek Suk's "Asreal Symphony", dedicated to his late wife and father-in-law Antonin Dvořák, premieres at the Prague National Theatre, conducted by Karel Kovařovic

Music History

Feb 5 Arnold Schoenberg's 1st string quartet premieres in Vienna

  • Feb 7 The Mud March, first large procession organized by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS)
  • Feb 7 Conservative coalition take over Reichstag in Germany after rallying conservatives against the threat of a socialist government
  • Feb 11 De Master's Dutch government resigns
  • Feb 11 Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, off Rhode Island, 322 die
  • Feb 13 English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested
  • Feb 14 1st US foxhound association forms in NYC
  • Feb 21 SS Berlin sinks off the Hook of Holland (142 dead)
  • Feb 22 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London
  • Feb 22 Leonid Andreyev's "Zhizn Cheloveka" premieres in St Petersburg

Theater Premiere

Feb 25 George Bernard Shaw's play "The Philanderer" premieres in London

  • Feb 25 US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic
  • Feb 26 Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
  • Feb 26 US Congress raise their own salaries to $7,500

Election of Interest

Feb 26 Louis Botha Het Volk Party wins a majority in the election in Transvaal, South Africa

Historic Event

Feb 27 Psychiatrists Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud meet for the first time in Vienna