1907 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 157

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Jan 1 US President Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

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Jan 4 George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell" premieres in London

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Jan 6 Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)

  • Jan 7 Clyde Fitch' "Truth" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 12 Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal
  • Jan 14 An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica, kills more than 1,000
  • Jan 15 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee De Forest
  • Jan 15 Gold dental inlays first described by William Taggart, who invented them
  • Jan 23 Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American US senator
  • Jan 25 Julia Ward Howe is first woman elected to National Institute of Arts & Letters (USA)
  • Jan 26 1st US federal corrupt election practices law passed
  • Jan 26 John Millington Synge's "Playboy of Western World" opens in Dublin; play claimed as immoral and causes riots
  • Jan 26 The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III rifle officially introduced into British Military Service, 2nd oldest military rifle still in official use
  • Jan 26 In Austria, universal and direct suffrage (limited to males over 24) is introduced, a reform long demanded by the socialists and others
  • Jan 29 Charles Curtis becomes U.S. Senator from Kansas, first Native American to become a Senator
  • 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 N Andreyev's "Zhizn Cheloveka" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Feb 25 George Bernard Shaw's "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 raised their own salaries to $7,500
  • Feb 26 Louis Botha Het Volk Party wins a majority in the election in Transvaal, South Africa

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

Father of Psychology Sigmund Freud
Father of Psychology
Sigmund Freud
Psychiatrist Carl Jung
Carl Jung
  • Mar 2 General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal
  • Mar 2 Georges Feydeaus' "La Puce à l'Oreille" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 5 The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops
  • Mar 9 1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana
  • Mar 9 Lady Gregory's "Rising of the Moon" premieres in Dublin
  • Mar 14 By Presidential order, Japanese laborers are excluded from entering the USA
  • Mar 15 Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote
  • Mar 19 18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch, Nevada (state record)
  • Mar 21 US sends troops to Honduras to halt the Nicaraguan army takeover
  • Mar 22 The new Boer government in the Transvaal passes an Asiatic Registration Bill, that restricts immigration from India
  • Mar 24 The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published
  • Mar 31 Romanian Army puts down Moldavian farmers' revolt
  • Apr 12 Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer resigns
  • Apr 12 In Switzerland, parliament passes a new army bill reorganizing the nation's forces into a standing militia, with training required for all males
  • Apr 17 Ellis Island, New York records 11,745 immigrants
  • Apr 18 Augustus Thomas' "Witching Hour" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 18 Fairmont Hotel opens in San Francisco

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Apr 24 Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened

Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey
Chocolate Tycoon
Milton S. Hershey
  • Apr 26 Jamestown, Virginia Tercentenary Exposition opens
  • Apr 30 Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
  • 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 7 Charles Collier wins 1st Isle of Man TT Race: (38.22 mph)
  • 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 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 27 Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco
  • May 28 Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy, 1st held
  • May 31 Taxis 1st began running in NYC
  • Jun 1 -27°F (-33°C), Sarmiento, Argentina (South American record)
  • Jun 3 Centro Escolar University is established by Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna in Manila, Philippines
  • Jun 10 France and Japan sign an agreement to maintain the independence and integrity of China, equality for all nations in trading with China, and the status quo in the Far East
  • Jun 11 Northants all out for 12 v Gloucestershire
  • Jun 12 Yanks commit 11 errors & lose 14-6 to Tigers
  • Jun 13 Lowest temperature ever in 48 US states for June, 2°F in Tamarack, California
  • Jun 14 Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers
  • Jun 14 Norway adopts female suffrage for middle class women only in parliamentary elections
  • Jun 15 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

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Jun 15 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

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Jun 16 Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dissolves the Second Duma (parliament) and issues an edict that will increase representation of propertied classes while reducing that of peasants, workers and national minorities

  • Jun 20 1st Portland Rose festival held in Portland, Oregon
  • Jun 21 E W Scripps founded United Press
  • Jun 26 Bolsheviks overthrows transport in Tiflis
  • Jul 1 The Orange River Colony, known as the Orange Free State, is granted self-government by the British
  • Jul 3 Pope decree forbids modernization of theology
  • Jul 8 Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st `Follies' on NY Theater roof
  • Jul 18 Florenz Ziegfeld's "Follies of 1907" premieres in NYC
  • Jul 18 French troops occupy Casablanca
  • Jul 19 Under pressure from the Japanese, the Emperor of Korea abdicates in favor of his son, a figurehead
  • Jul 20 A train wreck on the Pere Marquette Railroad near Salem, Michigan kills thirty and injures seventy more.
  • Jul 25 Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
  • Jul 29 1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France

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Jul 29 Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England

Founder of Scouts Robert Baden-Powell
Founder of Scouts
Robert Baden-Powell
  • Jul 30 Russia and Japan sign an agreement guaranteeing freedom of China while recognizing each other's special interests
  • Jul 30 The Filipinos elect their first legislature; it will meet on 16 October
  • Jul 30 Starting today, the French bombard Casablanca and land troops to occupy the Atlantic-coast region of Morocco after attacks on foreigners
  • Aug 1 U.S. Army Signal Corps establish a small Aeronautical Division
  • Aug 1 Bank of Italy (later Bank of America) opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street, San Francisco
  • Aug 1 Signal Corps of US army starts aircraft division
  • Aug 1 First Scout camp opens on Brownsea Island, in Poole Harbour, Dorset
  • 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 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 13 1st taxicabs operate in New York City, imported by Harry N. Allen
  • Aug 14 "Ha-Tikva" adopted as official Zionist hymn
  • 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

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 266

  • Jan 2 Edward Albert Radice, economist
  • Jan 5 Anton Ingolic, Slavic author (After Splavih, After Prelomu)
  • Jan 5 Willi Soukop, sculptor and member of Royal Academy of Arts
  • Jan 6 David Fleay, Australian naturalist (d. 1993)
  • Jan 7 Nicanor Zabaleta, Spanish harpist, born in San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1993)
  • Jan 11 Pierre Mendès-France, French Premier (1954-55) (d. 1982)
  • Jan 11 Abraham Joshua Heschel, Jewish American rabbi and theologian (d. 1972), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan 12 Sergei Korolev, scientist
  • Jan 13 Sabine Zlatin, Polish-born French nurse who tried save Izieu children from Nazis), born in Warsaw (d. 1996)
  • Jan 14 Derek Richter, British neuro chemist (Aspects of learning & memory)
  • Jan 14 Sophie Redmond, Suriname's 1st female physician
  • Jan 14 Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician (d. 1985)
  • Jan 16 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist
  • Jan 16 Paul Nitze, American government official (d. 2004)
  • Jan 20 Roy Welensky, Premier (Rhodesia/Nyasaland 1956-63)
  • Jan 22 Douglas Corrigan, American pilot (d. 1995)
  • Jan 23 Hediki Yukawa, Japan, physicist (Nobel 1949)
  • Jan 24 Alfonse Vranckx, Belgian lawyer/politician
  • Jan 24 Maurice Couve de Murville, France premier (1968-69)
  • Feb 1 Alan Strode Campbell Ross, professor (coined the terms U & non-U)
  • Feb 1 John Canaday, art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios)
  • Feb 2 Bernardas Brazdzionis, Lithuania, poet/editor/critic
  • Feb 3 James A. Michner, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii)
  • Feb 5 Jan Klaasesz, Dutch governor Suriname (1949-56)
  • Feb 5 Norton Simon, American industrialist (Hunts Foods, Norton Simon Museum), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1993)
  • Feb 5 Pierre E J Pflimlin, premier France
  • Feb 6 Sam Green, industrialist/inventor
  • Feb 7 Arthur George Bottomley, politician
  • Feb 7 Yevgeniy Abalakov, Soviet mountaineer (d. 1948)
  • Feb 10 Grace Hamilton, 1st African American member of Georgia state legislature
  • Feb 12 Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
  • Feb 16 Henri van Albada, Belgian sculptor (Charles V)
  • Feb 17 Charles B Timmer, Dutch translator/writer (Russia Black on White)
  • Feb 18 Harm van Riel, Dutch politician (Dutch Liberal Party)
  • Feb 20 Owain Jenkins, company director
  • Feb 21 Wystan Hugh Auden, American poet (Age of Anxiety-Pulitzer 1948)
  • Feb 23 Anthony Standerwick Heal, businessman
  • Feb 25 Mary Coyle Chase, playwright (Harvey-Pulitzer Prize)
  • Feb 28 Milton Caniff, Hillsboro Ohio, Dutch cartoonist (Terry & Pirates)
  • Mar 2 Jheri [Robert] Redding, American hairdresser and businessman (created the Jheri curl and hair conditioner), born in Rantoul, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Mar 3 Aar van de Werfhorst, [Pieter G Jansen], Dutch writer
  • Mar 3 Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter
  • Mar 4 Eleanor "Sis" Daley, wife of Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley (d. 2003)
  • Mar 8 Constantine Karamanlis, Greek politician, President of Greece (d. 1998)
  • Mar 11 Eleni Gatzoyiannis, heroine (saved her kids)
  • Mar 11 Helmuth J von Moltke, German politician (July 20th plot)
  • Mar 11 Margaret Herbison, British minister (Labour)
  • Mar 12 (Margaret Peggy McCrorie) Herbison, politician
  • Mar 12 Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
  • Mar 13 Mircea Eliade, religious historian (Le Yoga) [O.S. 02-28]
  • Mar 13 Albert Hughes Williams, teacher/historian
  • Mar 13 Dona Maria Pia de Braganca, pretender to the Portuguese throne
  • Mar 13 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), born in Berlin (d. 1994)
  • Mar 17 Jan M J van Houtte, premier Belgium (1952-54)
  • Mar 19 Nakagawa Soen, Formosa, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)
  • Mar 22 James Gavin, US 82nd Airborne Division General (Sicily/Normandy), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1900)
  • Mar 22 Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun (d. 2005)
  • Mar 23 Daniel Bovet, Swiss pharmacologist (Nobel 1957)
  • Mar 23 Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay, politician
  • Mar 24 Janet Harmon Bragg, US pilot/columnist (Chicago Defender)
  • Mar 24 Lauris Norstad, US gen (NATO commander)/CEO (Owens-Corning Fiberglass)
  • Mar 24 Lucia Chase, US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater)
  • Mar 24 Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer
  • Mar 24 Paul Sauvé, Quebec politician (d. 1960)
  • Mar 28 "Swifty" Lazar, American talent agent (d. 1993)
  • Mar 30 Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe Officer (d. 1994)
  • Apr 3 Isaac Deutscher, Polish/English historian (Stalin/Trotsky biography)
  • Apr 4 Nathan M Pusey, Iowa, educator (National Ass for Social Sciences-1963)
  • Apr 5 J Zeldenrust, Dutch pathologist/anatomist
  • Apr 8 Maurice Stacey, chemist
  • Apr 11 Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer, entrepreneur and inventor (d. 2001)
  • Apr 12 Felix de Weldon, Austrian-American sculptor (Marine Corps War Memorial), (d. 2003)
  • Apr 12 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (d. 1979)
  • Apr 13 Harold Stassen, W (Gov-R-Minn) perennial presidential candidate, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Apr 14 Francois "Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti
  • Apr 14 Otto F A H van Nispen, Dutch mayor (Pannerden)/MP (KVP)
  • Apr 15 Gerald Abrahams, author (Teach Yourself Chess), born in Liverpool, England
  • Apr 15 Nicholas Tinbergen, Neth/British biologist/zoologist (Nobel 1973)
  • Apr 16 August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (d. 1947)
  • Apr 16 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, French-Canadian inventor and businessman (Bombardier) (d. 1964)
  • Apr 18 Stephen Longstreet, American writer (All or Nothing)
  • Apr 22 Ivan Efremov, Russian paleontologist and author (d. 1972)
  • Apr 23 Lee (Elizabeth) Miller, Poughkeepsie New York, American photographer
  • Apr 26 Theun de Vries, writer (February; PC Hooft prize 1981)
  • Apr 29 Fred Zinneman, Austrian director (From Here to Eternity, Julia)
  • May 1 Jan Pauw, CEO (Aruban Theater Group)
  • May 1 Oliver Hill, civil rights attorney (d. 2007)
  • May 2 Pinky Lee, children's show host (Pinky Lee Show)
  • May 3 Earl Wilson, Rockford Ohio, columnist (Midnight Earl)
  • May 4 Lincoln Kirstein, American impresario (d. 1996)
  • May 5 Kenneth Muir, English scholar
  • May 9 Baldur von Schirach, German writer/nazi politician (Frame)
  • May 9 Kathryn Kuhlman, famed evangelist (d. 1976)
  • May 11 Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)
  • May 12 Leslie Charteris, English/US detective writer (Enter the Saint)
  • May 13 Austin Whitaker, schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist
  • May 13 Daphne du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Parasites)
  • May 13 Laurence Kirwan, archaeologist
  • May 14 Dick Bentley, entertainer
  • May 14 Mohammed Ayub Khan, general/premier/president (Pakistan)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 8 Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser (24) weds Bess Fosburgh in Boston, Massachusetts

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Henry J. Kaiser

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 18 Author Arthur Conan Doyle (48) weds Jean Elizabeth Leckie

Deaths in History

  • Jan 8 Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 57
  • Jan 14 Sir James Fergusson, British politician, and governor of South Australia, New Zealand and Bombay (b. 1832)
  • Jan 31 Timothy Eaton, Canadian department store founder (b. 1834)

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Feb 2 Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist and inventor who devised the periodic table of the elements, dies at 72

Chemist and Inventor Dmitri Mendeleev
Chemist and Inventor
Dmitri Mendeleev
  • Feb 8 Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist (fasenleer), dies at 52
  • Feb 11 Peter J Savelberg, Dutch Limbourg monastery founder, dies at 80
  • Feb 13 Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer, dies at 59
  • Feb 16 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 71
  • Feb 17 Henry Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society-Madras), dies
  • Feb 17 Henry Steel Olcott, US co-founder (Theosophist Society), dies at 74

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Feb 20 Henri Moissan, French chemist who isolated the element "fluorine" from its compounds (Nobel 1906), dies of appendicitis at 54

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Moissan
  • Mar 5 Friedrich Blass, German classical scholar (b. 1843)
  • Mar 11 Nikola Petkow, premier (Bulgaria), murdered
  • Mar 11 Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician (b. 1847)
  • Mar 18 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist and politician (b. 1827)
  • Mar 19 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American writer (Stillwater Tragedy), dies at 70
  • Mar 23 Constantine P Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary senator, dies at 79
  • Apr 5 Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman philosphy in Neth), dies at 65
  • Apr 23 Alfred Packer, American Cannibal (b. 1842)
  • May 12 J K Huysmans, writer, dies at 59
  • May 19 Benjamin Baker, English civil engineer who designed the bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and the London underground, dies at 67
  • May 26 Ida McKinley, First Lady of the United States (b. 1847)
  • Jun 14 A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/politician (CVP), dies
  • Jun 15 William Le Baron Jenney, American architect (father of skyscraper), dies at 74
  • Jun 27 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator (b. 1822)
  • Jul 5 Maria Anna Mahler, Gustav Mahler's eldest daughter, dies at 5
  • Jul 6 August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein, German Linguist, Theologian (b. 1826)
  • Jul 14 William Henry Perkin, English chemist and inventor (b. 1838)
  • Jul 19 Hector H Malot, French lawyer/author (Alone in the World), dies at 77
  • Jul 28 James Henry Lane, US Brigadier General during Civil War (Confederate) and professor, dies at 74
  • Aug 3 August Saint-Gaudens, Irish/US sculptor (Mrs Henry Adams), dies at 59
  • Aug 16 James Hector, Scottish geologist (b. 1834)
  • Aug 18 John Kerr, physicist (magneto-optic Kerr-effect), dies at 82
  • Aug 24 Pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58
  • Sep 7 R F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French poet (Poesies, Nobel 1901), dies
  • Sep 9 Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (b. 1840)
  • Sep 28 Frederich I W L, Grand Duke of Baden (1856-1907), dies at 81
  • Oct 8 Alfred, Liechtensteins noble of Austrian Herrenhaus, dies at 65
  • Oct 20 Said Pasha Kurd, Kurdish statesman (b.1834)
  • Nov 1 Alfred Jarry, writer, dies at 33
  • Nov 14 Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian politician (b. 1848)
  • Nov 16 Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma (b. 1848)
  • Nov 28 Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist, poet, painter, and architect (b. 1869)
  • Dec 8 Oscar II Frederick, King of Sweden (-1907)/Norway (-1905), dies

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Dec 17 William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist (Kelvin Scale) and engineer (transatlantic telegraph), dies of a chill at 83

Mathematical Physicist and Engineer William Thomson
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer
William Thomson
  • Dec 21 Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (public baths), dies at 58
  • Dec 24 Isidor Feinstein "Izzy" Stone, journalist (IF Stone's Weekly), dies
  • Dec 31 Jules de Trooz, Belgium PM, dies at 63