February 1907 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 7 Conservative coalition take over Reichstag in Germany after rallying conservatives against the threat of a socialist government
  • Feb 7 The Mud March, first large procession organized by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS)
  • 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

Election of Interest

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

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

Meeting of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Alan Strode Campbell Ross, British linguist (coined the terms U & non-U) (d. 1980)
  • Feb 1 John Canaday, American art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios), born in Fort Scott, Kansas (d. 1985)
  • Feb 2 Bernardas Brazdzionis, Lithuanian poet, editor and critic, born in Stebeikėliai, Lithuania, Russian Empire (d. 2002)
  • Feb 3 James A. Michener, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii), born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
  • Feb 5 Jan Klaasesz, Dutch Governor of Suriname (1949-56), born in IJlst, Netherlands (d. 1997)
  • Feb 5 Norton Simon, American industrialist (Hunts Foods, Norton Simon Museum), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1993)
  • Feb 5 Pierre Pflimlin, French politician (briefly French Prime Minister 1958), born in Roubaix, France (d. 2000)
  • Feb 7 Yevgeniy Abalakov, Soviet mountaineer (d. 1948)
  • Feb 10 Grace Towns Hamilton, American politician (1st African American member of Georgia state legislature), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1992)
  • Feb 12 Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
  • Feb 17 Charles B. Timmer, Dutch translator and writer (Russia Black on White) (d. 1991)
  • Feb 21 W. H. Auden [Wystan Hugh Auden}, British-American poet (Age of Anxiety Pulitzer Prize 1948), born in York, England (d. 1973)
  • Feb 25 Mary Coyle Chase, American playwright (Harvey 1945 Pulitzer Prize), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1981)
  • Feb 25 Sabahattin Ali, Turkish poet, author and journalist (Esirler, Içimizdeki Şeytan), born in Eğridere, Gümülcine, Ottoman Empire (d. 1948)
  • Feb 26 John Bowlby, British psychologist, born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • Feb 28 Milton Caniff, American cartoonist 'Rembrandt of the Comic Strip' (Terry & Pirates), born in Hillsboro, Ohio (d. 1988)

Deaths in History

Dmitri MendeleevDmitri Mendeleev (1834-1907)

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

  • 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 13 Marcel Bertrand, French geologist and mine engineer (tectonic geology), 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 Steel Olcott, American military officer and co-founder of the Theosophical Society, dies at 74

Henri MoissanHenri Moissan (1852-1907)

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