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Notable Historical Events - 1907

1907Harry Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec

1907The Third Duma (Parliament) meets in Russia; following Tsar Nicholas II's limiting of the franchise, a conservative majority holds sway and suppresses the radical elements

1907Ruyard kipling receives Nobel prize for literature

1907Psychiatrists Carl Gustav Jung and Sigmund Freud meet for the first time in Vienna

1907Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.

1907Pres Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day

1907Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)

1907Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with Washington & loses 3-2 to Detroit

1907Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

1907George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell," premieres in London

1907Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.

1907Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland

1907Tsar 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

1907George Bernard Shaw's "Philanderer," premieres in London

1907Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1907Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1907 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Pres Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day 
Jan 4
George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell," premieres in London 
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 1st described by Wm Taggart, who invented them 
Jan 21
Kenora Thistles sweep Mont Wanderers in 2 for Stanley Cup 
Jan 23
Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American US senator 
Jan 25
Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to Natl Inst of Arts & Letters 
Jan 26
1st federal corrupt election practices law passed 
Jan 26
J M Synge's "Playboy of Western World" opens; police are called 
Jan 26
The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the 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 
Feb 5
Arnold Schoenberg's 1st string quartet premieres in Vienna 
Feb 7
The Mud March was the 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 Rhide 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 Hoek van Holland Neth (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 
Feb 27
Psychiatrists Carl Gustav Jung and Sigmund Freud meet for the first time in Vienna 
Mar 2
General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal 
Mar 2
Georges Feydeaus' "La Puce à l'Oreille," premieres in Paris 
Mar 5
1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired 
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, the US excludes Japanese laborers from entering the country 
Mar 15
Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote 
Mar 16
1st 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia 
Mar 19
18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch, Nevada (state record) 
Mar 21
US invades Honduras 
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 25
Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup 
Mar 31
Romanian Army puts down Moldavian farmers' revolt 
Apr 11
NY Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards 
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, NY-11,745 immigrants arrive 
Apr 18
Augustus Thomas' "Witching Hour" premieres in NYC 
Apr 18
Fairmont Hotel opens 
Apr 19
11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24 
Apr 24
Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened. 
Apr 26
Jamestown, Va 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
Belgium Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian government 
May 6
33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6 
May 7
Charles Collier wins 1st Isle of Man TT Race: (38.22 mph) 
May 8
Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0 
May 8
Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title 
May 10
Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue" premieres in Paris 
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 21
32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4 
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 26
Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game 
May 27
Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco 
May 28
Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy, 1st held 
May 30
41st Belmont: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins 
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 4
Automatic washer & dryer introduced 
Jun 5
Automatic washer & dryer are introduced 
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 11
George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket. 
Jun 12
Yanks commit 11 errors & lose 14-6 to Tigers 
Jun 13
Lowest temp ever in 48 US states for June, 2°F in Tamarack Calif 
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
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 
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 
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 
Jun 21
13th US Golf Open: Alec Ross shoots a 302 at Phila Cricket Club PA 
Jun 21
E W Scripps founded United Press 
Jun 26
Bolsheviks overthrows transport in Tiflis 
Jun 28
Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey 
Jul 1
World's 1st air force established (US Army) 
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 4
Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jul 5
24th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: May Bundy beats D Chambers (6-1 6-4) 
Jul 5
31st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Norman Brookes beats Arthur Gore (6-4 6-2 6-2) 
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 23
7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2) 
Jul 25
Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan. 
Jul 29
1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France 
Jul 29
Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England 
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
Bank of Italy opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street, SF 
Aug 1
Signal Corps of US army starts aircraft division 
Aug 1
First Scout camp opens on Brownsea Island, in Poole Harbour, Dorset 
Aug 2
Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with Washington & loses 3-2 to Detroit 
Aug 3
Kaiser 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 7
Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland 
Aug 9
The first 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 11
St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn 
Aug 13
1st taxicab (NYC) 
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 
Aug 17
Bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union 
Aug 22
Colin Buchanan, town planner 
Aug 22
Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist 
Aug 23
Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game 
Aug 26
Harry Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec 
Aug 28
United Parcel Service is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington. 
Aug 29
The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers. 
Aug 31
Britain & Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia & Tibet 
Aug 31
Britain, Russia & France form Triple Entente 
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
Sutro's ornate Cliff House in SF 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 13
Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football union (Big Four) forms with Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders & Montreal Foot Ball 
Sep 20
Pitts Nick Maddox no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-1 
Sep 23
Proclamation sets fineness & weight of silver & bronze coins of Canada 
Sep 25
Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony premieres 
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) 
Oct 1
Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens 
Oct 1
A downturn in the stock market leads to a run on the dollar; US President Roosevelt will be forced to call on financier JP Morgan to help manage the financial crisis 
Oct 2
Phillies Eddie Grant goes 7 for 7 in a doubleheader vs Giants 
Oct 5
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8) 
Oct 5
Phila A's Rube Vickers no-hits Wash Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game 
Oct 7
France's Henri Farman flies 30m in a biplane 
Oct 12
Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series 
Oct 16
Belasco Theater opens at 111 W 44th St NYC 
Oct 16
David Belasco's "Grand Army Man," premieres in NYC 
Oct 17
Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland. 
Oct 19
1st printing of Dutch Tribune (Wijnkoop/Van Ravesteyn/Ceton) 
Oct 22
Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus 
Oct 22
Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock sets events in motion that will lead to a depression. 
Oct 25
Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden 
Oct 27
The first trial of the so called Eulenberg Affair, which will rock the highest circles of Germany, ends 
Oct 31
Calgary City Rugby Football Club's 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary 
Nov 2
Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published 
Nov 7
Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico 
Nov 7
Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins 
Nov 7
Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University. 
Nov 8
In a landmark decision for Australia, the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration rules that the Sunshine Harvester Work must pay 'fair and reasonable wages' 
Nov 9
Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds 
Nov 9
The Cullinan Diamond is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday. 
Nov 13
French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor) 
Nov 13
The Conference of Central American States, convoked in response to the war between Honduras and Nicaragua, meets in Washington DC to promote unification 
Nov 14
The Third Duma (Parliament) meets in Russia; following Tsar Nicholas II's limiting of the franchise, a conservative majority holds sway and suppresses the radical elements 
Nov 16
Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state 
Nov 28
In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater. 
Nov 30
Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle 
Dec 2
English Professional Football Players' Association forms 
Dec 2
Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 for heavyweight boxing title 
Dec 3
George Cohans musical "Talk of the Town" premieres in NYC 
Dec 6
Coal mine explosions in Monongah, WV, kills 361 
Dec 7
Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring 
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
1st Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington Del post office) 
Dec 9
Gustav Mahler departs Vienna 
Dec 10
Ruyard kipling receives Nobel prize for literature 
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 
Dec 13
German emperor Wilhelm II visits Amsterdam 
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) 
Dec 16
As a gesture of the US's new presence as a world power, President Roosevelt sends the US Battle Fleet on a round-the-world cruise, visiting ports internationally 
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-Saëns/Fokines ballet "Le Cygne" premieres in St Petersburg 
Dec 23
1st all-steel passengar railroad coach completed, Altoona, Pa 
Dec 30
Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball 
Dec 31
For 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal new year 
Dec 31
G Mahler conducts the Metropolitan Opera 
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