Events in History in December 1907

  • Dec 6 Coal mine explosions in Monongah, West Virginia kills 361
  • Dec 7 The First Egyptian Nationalist Congress meets under the leadership of Mustafa Kamil Pasha
  • Dec 8 King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.
  • Dec 9 First Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington, Delaware, post office)
  • Dec 9 Gustav Mahler departs Vienna

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 Rudyard Kipling receives the Nobel prize for literature, the first English-language writer to do so

  • Dec 10 The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected.
  • Dec 11 New Zealand Parliament Buildings almost completely destroyed by fire
  • Dec 13 George Gunn scores 119 on Test debut v Australia SCG

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 13 German Emperor Wilhelm II visits Amsterdam

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Dec 14 The schooner Thomas W. Lawson runs aground and founders near the Hellweather's Reef within the Scilly Isles in a gale. The pilot and 15 seamen die.
  • Dec 15 In Persia, the Shah leads a coup de'etat against the liberal Prime Minister Nasir ul-Mulk and imprisons him, but a popular uprising forces the Shah to restore Nasir ul-Mulk soon after
  • Dec 16 Eugene H Farrar is 1st to sing on radio (Bkln Navy Yard NY)

Historic DiscoveryGreat White Fleet

Dec 16 As a gesture of the US's new presence as a world power, President Theodore Roosevelt sends the 'Great White Fleet' on a round-the-world cruise, visiting ports internationally
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  • Dec 17 Ugyen Wangchuck became 1st hereditary king of Bhutan
  • Dec 19 239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 20 Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91
  • Dec 21 Dutch government of De Master falls due to war budget
  • Dec 22 Saint-SaĆ«ns'/Fokine's ballet "Le Cygne" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Dec 23 1st all-steel passengar railroad coach completed, Altoona, Pa
  • Dec 31 For 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal the New Year