September 1907 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 5 King Edward VII of Great Britain meets Russia's Foreign Minister Alexander Izvolski in an attempt to strengthen Russia's relationship with Britain
  • Sep 7 Adolph Sutro's ornate Cliff House in San Francisco destroyed by fire
  • Sep 8 Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Pasceni dominici gregis (anti-modernism)
  • Sep 12 Lusitania arrives in NYC after 5 day crossing of Atlantic (record)
  • Sep 23 Proclamation sets fineness & weight of silver & bronze coins of Canada
  • Sep 26 New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire
  • Sep 29 Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral
  • Sep 30 Cards Ed Konetchy steals home twice & Joe Delahanty also steals home for record 3 steals of home (vs Boston)

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Joaquin Balaguer, president Dominican Republic
  • Sep 1 Walter P. Reuther, American labor leader and President of the UAW & CIO, born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1970)
  • Sep 3 Andrew Brewin, Canadian lawyer/cofound New Democratic Party
  • Sep 3 Loren Eiseley, professor of Anthropology (Animal Secrets)
  • Sep 4 Leo Castelli, Trieste, American art dealer
  • Sep 4 Maurice Ashley, historian
  • Sep 6 Elizabeth Ferrars, British crime writer, born in Yangon, Myanmar (d. 1995)
  • Sep 6 Johnny Kelly, American marathon runner (Berlin 1936, Boston 1935..1991), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • Sep 9 Leon Edel, American biographer (Henry James: A Biography 1953–1972 - Pulitzer 1963), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
  • Sep 10 Alva R. Fitch, American army officer (d. 1989)
  • Sep 12 Louis MacNeice, Irish poet and playwright, born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1963)
  • Sep 13 Victor Reinganum, artist
  • Sep 14 A Cecil Snyder, Chief Justice of Puerto Rico
  • Sep 17 Desmond Heap, authority on British planning law
  • Sep 17 Warren E Burger, Minn, Supreme Court chief justice (1969-86)
  • Sep 18 Edwin M McMillan, American physicist/discoverer plutonium (Nobel prize)
  • Sep 19 Lewis F Powell Jr, Va, Supreme Court justice (1972-87)
  • Sep 21 Helen Foster Snow, writer
  • Sep 23 Dominique Aury, French novelist (d. 1998)
  • Sep 23 Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, heir to the throne of Portugal (d. 1976)
  • Sep 23 Herbert Kappler, German head of Nazi police and security services (SS) in Rome during WWII, born in Stuttgart, German Empire (d. 1978)
  • Sep 26 Anthony F Blunt, British historian/spy for USSR

Person of interestBhagat Singh

Sep 27 Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter, born in Jaranwala Tehsil, Punjab (d. 1931)

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • Sep 28 John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist
  • Sep 28 Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (d. 1931)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Deaths in History

  • 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