February 1907 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
Psychiatrist
Carl Jung

Birthdays in History

  • 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 3 James A Michener, American author (South Pacific, Sayonara), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 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 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 25 Sabahattin Ali, Turkish poet, author and journalist (Esirler, Içimizdeki Şeytan), born in Eğridere, Gümülcine, Ottoman Empire (d. 1948)
  • Feb 28 Milton Caniff, Hillsboro Ohio, Dutch cartoonist (Terry & Pirates)

Deaths in History


Person of interestDmitri Mendeleev

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 Willem Bakhuis Roozeboom, Dutch chemist (fasenleer), dies at 52
  • Feb 10 William Howard Russell, Irish war pioneering correspondent, dies at 87
  • 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 and Nobel Prize Laureate 1906 regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy, dies at 71
  • Feb 17 Henry Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society-Madras), dies
  • Feb 17 Henry Steel Olcott, American military officer and co-founder (Theosophical Society), dies at 74

Person of interestHenri Moissan

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