On This Day

Historical Events in May 1907

  • May 1 Belgium government of De Trooz forms
  • May 1 Indian Mine Laws passes (concessions from Neth-Indies)
  • May 2 Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian government
  • May 6 33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6
  • May 7 Charles Collier wins 1st Isle of Man TT Race: (38.22 mph)
  • May 8 Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 6-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 8 Canadian Tommy Burns retains his world heavyweight boxing title after beating "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien on points in 20 rounds in Los Angeles, California

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • May 10 Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue" premieres in Paris
  • May 11 Bank of San Francisco incorporated
  • May 11 A derailment outside Lompoc, California, kills 32 Shriners when their chartered train jumps off the tracks at a switch near Surf Depot
  • May 14 Sweden adopts universal suffrage for elections to its lower house and proportional representation for both houses
  • May 16 In the Pact of Cartagena, Great Britain, France, and Spain agree to maintain the status quo in the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of Europe and Africa
  • May 21 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4
  • May 22 Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex v Somerset
  • May 23 The single chamber Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.
  • May 26 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
  • May 27 Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco
  • May 28 Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy, 1st held
  • May 30 41st Belmont: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins
  • May 31 Taxis 1st began running in NYC